The daily STEW ( Star-Telegram Editorial Writers): Jeb Bush and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas have been traveling the U.S. as if they are preparing a run for president. Is the nation ready for another Bush in the White House or a Tea Party politician with the Cruz position on fiscal and social policy and politics?
Absolutely, positively, indubitably No. Susan Taylor Eurto
Not a chance on both Shrub 2 and Texas’ wasted Senate slot. Vern Vartdal
No. Fortunately this country as a whole is way past these left-behind people! We are more informed and progressive now, and the 1950’s and ’60’s will never be seen again! Ray Gleaves
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I love Cruz and hope to call him Mr. President. Anything is better than the current [person] in the White House. Lesley Hensell Demond
I’d sooner vote for an actual bush than a person bearing the name. Cruz has no appeal outside the GOP base and cannot win the presidency. Wayne Harpster
I think a Cruz presidential campaign will be as successful as Rick Perry’s was. Mark Metcalf
No, the nation is not ready for another Bush nor Tea Party proponent! Possibly the younger Bush has a different mindset than other Republicans. Think? Doubtful! Bill E. Brown
If logic is a factor, No. But considering the alarming swing to extreme right in the country, I’d not bet against them. Robert Compton
Cruz, no way; he will self-destruct ASAP, if he announces. Bush, who knows? He’s the main “establishment” moderate Republican left, now that Christie has imploded. Jim Atkinson
As uninformed as our active general voting population is, nothing would surprise me anymore. Shane Hardin