Email blast after blast, we were informed of the tremendous fund raising successes and endorsements coming in from across the country for the former Solicitor General.
I always wondered about those who sit and watch as the “early-bird” Candidates spin their wheels, eat up the high ways and burn the candle at both ends. They sit on high ground, with a commanding view, and observe. Then, once they see who the toughest challenger is, they determine their odds, and if they feel their candidacy would improve the race…bam…they announce.
That’s how it was in CD-17…remember when we had 5-6 candidates running around the district? These guys were putting in overtime…meeting people in small town cafe’s and restaurants…even at people’s homes. They worked tirelessly building name recognition. Why? Because Name Recognition is everything.
As I began writing this blog, I had to think of who was running for Senate against Dewhurst. “What was his name…I know it…oh, that’s right…Ted Cruz…” What will the Republican Base think? Many of them rallied around Ted Cruz, confident he was the “most conservative” of the bunch. But now that Dewhurst is in…it’s definitely a kink in the chain.
Point is…in the end, these power players wait, and when the time is right, they jump in. Bill Flores did it…David Dewhurst just did it, and you can bet Rick Perry’s doing it right now.
I haven’t had the opportunity to visit with Ted Cruz…but I do look forward to meeting him and getting his thoughts on Hispanic issues as well as Immigration and the Border. I have had the pleasure of visiting with David Dewhurst, who spoke on immigration issues and border security. His responses and ideas resonate…