Cruz Is Now Best-If He Can Become President

I hoped I would be wrong, but unfortunately I wasn’t. My favorite candidate Rand Paul lost.

So who is best now? Well, I would say Ted Cruz, though it is uncertain if he is actually eligible considering that “natural born citizen clause” and the fact that he was born in Canada. Some say he is eligible because his mother is an American, but remember no in the so-called “birther”-movement questioned that Obama’s mother was American, and instead argued that the implausible theory that Obama was born in Kenya was enough to make him ineligible .

Personally I think that would be a stupid rule to make anyone ineligible, but several Democratic attorneys have pledged to argue in courts that Cruz is ineligiable if he is nominated. I hope Cruz wins and that the court rejects the claim, but that isn’t certain.

The third choice would be Marco Rubio. Ben Carson may be a good brain surgeount, bt also too much of a religious nut

And John Kasich is too centric and Trump too protectionist.

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Rand Paul for President

Today is the day for the Iowa caucuses in the primary elections in the U.S. As you might have guessed, I don’t like Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton (and who the bleep is this O’Malley guy?).

As for the Republican candidates, Rand Paul is clearly the best choice for libertarians. He is more “moderate”, for both better and worse, than his father Ron, in some issues, but still the most freedom oriented candidate.

Donald Trump isn’t a good option as his only messages are 1)anti-immigration 2)protectionism 3)something along the order of “I’m great and will therefore make America great again”.

Ted Cruz is pretty good, but less consistent than Rand Paul. And furthermore having been born in Canada (and had a Cuban father) it is not clear that he is really eligible to become President.

And seriously, the last thing we need is a third President Bush. I’m not saying the failings of his father and older brother should necessarily rule him out, but there’s no signs that he is any better than them.

So, though I am somewhat pessimistic about his chances, I hope Rand Paul wins, and urge all American readers to vote for him.