Canadian-born Ted Cruz, freshman Republican senator from Texas, can never be president of the United States. On the other hand, he can be Senate Majority Leader.
Senator Cruz seems to be taking the opposite path to Republican congressional leadership than has his fellow Hispanic, fellow Reaganite, and fellow Tea Party hero, Senator Marco Rubio, R-FL. The latter senator sat on the back benches in the Senate chamber for most of his first two years in the Senate beginning on January 2011 until stepping into the spotlight. And what a spotlight that has been, including giving the response last week to the president’s state of the union speech.