Why Ted Cruz Is a Longshot

Party actors are going to insist on a candidate they can trust to work with them once in office, and someone who won’t embarrass the party.
Cruz wowed Christian conservatives at the Value Voters Summit in Washington.

Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, which began more or less the day after he was elected to the Senate almost two years ago, is becoming a bit more official. "It's 90/10 he's in," a Cruz aide told National Journal's Tim Alberta. That's not exactly news, because Cruz has been campaigning hard for years. It's part of the game candidates play -- most runs get announced unofficially at least once or twice, and sometimes half a dozen times, before the official declaration.

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