Today’s candidacy announcement by Sen. Ted Cruz marks the formal opening of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, which means the rhetoric will now become hotter and heavier with each passing day.


For example, Cruz and his likely rivals for the GOP nod will now have to double-down on their denunciations of Democrat Barack Obama’s two-term presidency.


As we see HERE, these Republicans will have to ignore or try to explain away how Obama has:


1. Proved trickle-down economics are wrong, again;


2. Proved we can expand health insurance coverage and shrink the deficit;


3. Proved that the government can kick-start a clean-energy revolution;


4. Proved we can regulate Wall Street without killing the stock market;


5. Proved that we should give diplomacy a chance.



Today’s candidacy announcement by Sen. Ted Cruz marks the formal opening of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, which means the rhetoric will now become hotter and heavier with each passing day.

For example, Cruz and his likely rivals for the GOP nod will now have to double-down on their denunciations of Democrat Barack Obama’s two-term presidency.

As we see HERE, these Republicans will have to ignore or try to explain away how Obama has:

1. Proved trickle-down economics are wrong, again;

2. Proved we can expand health insurance coverage and shrink the deficit;

3. Proved that the government can kick-start a clean-energy revolution;

4. Proved we can regulate Wall Street without killing the stock market;

5. Proved that we should give diplomacy a chance.