I get the appeal Cruz has to some people, but anti-establishment or not, he’s still a political animal. The existing way of doing things is what he’s used to working within, so even if he didn’t come off as more of an actor than anything else – his highly refined speaking skills come off as too refined, so they’re a turn off to me – he’s accustomed to working within and being confined by the current way of doing things. The current environment in Washington, in Congress.
Trump, in contrast, is accustomed to barreling through opposition in any way he can, in a completely different context, and I think when it’s applied in a political context it’s a hell of a lot more effective than anything a politician could even think to do. Because they don’t think about the “how” in the same way as someone like Trump does. The way he’s dominated the race and exploited the media over these last few months, since he announced his candidacy…
Is direct evidence of why I would trust him to get things done effectively over any politician.
Ted Cruz included.