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Mr_Scythe  ·  926 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ted Cruz Ends His Campaign for President

Dammit, there is very few presidents that I have liked, and That cruz guy would have probably been my favorite out of the current canidates...

Well, I guess I still have Sanders...




Odder  ·  926 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Just out of curiosity, what attracts you to both Cruz and Sanders? By most measures I've seen, they're probably the most ideologically different candidates in the race.

rthomas6  ·  925 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not a Cruz fan AT ALL, but I think understand this sentiment. I feel drawn to Cruz because he's an ideologue like Bernie. He's uncompromising, willing to take on even his own party leader in public if he feels like they're wrong. He doesn't play well with others because he doesn't believe in the status quo, or in compromising to get almost what he wants. The world is very black and white to Cruz. He does exactly what he thinks is the action with the most integrity, even if it makes every single one of his peers hate his guts. Even if it shuts down the government. He just doesn't care, because in his mind he's standing up for what is right, and he's willing to do it even if the whole world is against him.

kleinbl00  ·  925 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You just described every bad leader ever.

rthomas6  ·  925 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Pretty much. I didn't say he'd be a good leader, or that people should vote for him. I probably wouldn't even like Cruz if I met him in person-- he sounds smug, unfriendly, abrasive, and generally an asshole. I just like his willingness to "speak truth to power" and not back down. I don't agree with how he does it, and I don't agree with his particular truths, either, but I like that he does it.

kleinbl00  ·  925 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Some people just want to watch the world burn.