Idealogical differences and opinions between Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) do not exist, but the difference in how they have positioned themselves to possibly run for president in four years is a glaring.Rubio did not attend the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, but did send a video message congratulating GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump that took a pound of flesh out of President Barack Obama and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.
Rubio pointed out Clinton’s laundry list of failures:
She planted the seeds for the disaster we now know as Obamacare. She was an ultra-liberal Senator and a reliable vote for crony capitalism, Wall Street bailouts, middle class tax hikes, and out of control government spending. She was a key figure in implementing Barack Obama’s shameful foreign policy record of appeasing our enemies and betraying our allies, and diminishing our role in the world. She turned her back on the fallen heroes of Benghazi, carelessly jeopardized our national security, and then she lied about it to the American people.
Rubio then focused on his support for Trump by contrasting “The Donald” to the last 8 years of the Obama administration.
Unlike Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump is committed to cut taxes, curb spending, and get our national debt under control. Unlike Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump takes seriously the threats from Islamic radicals and is committed to rebuilding our military. And unlike Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, he is committed to appointing constitutionalist judges who will respect the proper role of the judiciary.
And then there was Ted Cruz.
Cruz told Americans to “vote their conscious” and refused to endorse Donald Trump. Because he failed to support the presidential nominee, Cruz was just about booed off the stage. Wow, just wow.
Cruz may have hurt himself down the road, but that will remain to be seen. Politics are fluid, and anything goes at anytime.