So, Sen. Ted Cruz made it official today with a brilliant speech (I'll cover it more later) at Liberty University in Virigina designed to be a big pitch for Evangelical Christians.
The response has been widely what you would expect from the left: cries of extremism, the "they want a government small enough to fit in my bedroom or uterus" argument, questions about his intellegence (although it should be noted, Senator Cruz gave his entire speech in complete sentences without a Teleprompter nearly flawlessly)
But one response stood out to me more than others: Ted Cruz needs more experience before running for President. They say we through out the accusation that Obama didn't have enough experience, so why are we supportive of Cruz.
That was an argument made by the McCain and Romney camps who refused to attack Obama's liberalism for whatever reason (it may have been that they secretly liked some of it), it's not an argument that I agree with.
President Obama's problem isn't his experience; it's his ideology. He is committed to statist leftism. That would not have changed if he was a two term governor or a one term senator. Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton have a lot of experience, but they have the wrong ideology, which disqualifies them in my mind.
Now, in comparing GOP conservative candidates, yes, that does make a little bit of a difference, especially when they have conservative achievements. It's why I like Scott Walker just a little better than Ted Cruz. But a lack of experience does not disqualify the Senator In my mind.