Why Ted Cruz lost GOP nod: He’s always been one leg of a three legged stool

Many so-called conservative intelligentsia are stumped as to why GOP voters didn’t flock to Ted Cruz, the most conservative candidate we’ve seen since Ronald Reagan. The answer is so obvious and I’m stunned as to why so many couldn’t see it.

Ted Cruz ideologically is a rock solid conservative with a great mind and a brilliant debater. But that’s all he is.

To be a successful politician you have to be a likable person, or at least amiable to those who disagree with you. Many disagreed with Reagan and still he came across with a likability factor that overcame disagreements. Cruz doesn’t have that ability and has a reputation for being hated by his colleagues in the Senate, including Republicans. It’s his fatal flaw that’s always been a factor.

Another problem for Cruz is the way he speaks. His delivery is always melodramatic like he’s on the Shakespearian stage and that’s off-putting to a lot of people. In other words he looks like a bad actor who is overacting.

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These flaws have always been there and many either choose to ignore it or thought it wasn’t a problem. Cruz was always behind the Eight Ball as a candidate. And if nobody in his camp saw these detriments, he never had a chance.

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Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez is the editor-in-chief of The Last Tradition, a blog he started in April 2009. Samuel is one of the top Latino bloggers in the country and his blog has been linked by Gateway Pundit, Right Wing News, Instapundit, Legal Insurrection, American Thinker and other top conservative blogs. He's a strong Reagan conservative, a Rush Limbaugh disciple, an unconventional Evangelical who not only takes on Liberal orthodoxy, but also challenges other so-called soft conservatives afraid to buck political correctness.

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