“Ted Cruz cannot win a General Election for president, in my humble opinion. My life has been spent looking for the truth in human behavior and how it is perceived by the populace, and while Cruz can talk a good game to some corners of the Republican Party, the general election voter would reject him outright. In fact, there is only one GOP contender I see that can win a general election: Donald Trump.
I do not know Ted Cruz personally but to me he projects an insincerity that borders on phoniness. This may not be his intention but I have watched his speeches and his practiced and carefully crafted responses. He comes across to me as an elitist, and at times condescending. I’m certainly not the only one who sees this but as an actor I have developed somewhat of a 6th sense when it comes to authenticity.
The tone-deafness of some of the pundits and voters is astounding to me. This is the year of authenticity. Voters need to be able to discern true authenticity as opposed to someone pandering for votes. Cruz, above anything else, is a lawyer. Lawyers are skilled wordsmiths who talk around and twist arguments like pretzels and are able to sway impressionable minds even when the evidence of guilt lies clear.
They do not build anything. They do not create jobs. They equivocate. America needs someone who can rebuild; someone who thinks outside the box and is a true leader and innovator in thinking.
The world can see what Trump has created. There are many stories of his ability to get things done — on time and under budget. He is beholden to no one. America needs Trump more then he needs us for our survival. Now, with the endorsement of Sarah Palin, anyone who was questioning Trumps conservative bona-fides must take pause. Palin, who Cruz credits for his being in the Senate, must be terribly disheartened that one of his greatest ideological allies sees the importance of this election and the necessary importance of rallying behind Donald Trump.
Some of Cruz’s support is based on his grandstanding on Obamacare in the United States Senate. Folks, it did nothing except to give him attention. Did it help our country one bit? Did he get a consensus? Was he able to change anything? No. And yet he is pinned with the empty medal of being able to do what all lawyers are able to do: talk.
I have watched Trump lead. Trump alone has shaped much of the discussion of what is needed for America this election cycle and is able to galvanize. Cruz has taken some of his talking points from Trump and now co-ops them as his own. I find that repugnant.
I’ve met both Trump and Cruz years ago very briefly. They both seemed like nice guys but the difference is there was something more presidential about Trump.
That’s why it is so disturbing to me that conservatives like Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, both of whom I respect, recently asked for Trump to stifle his battle against Cruz.
Why do they want to hamstring Trump? Why don’t they complain about the super-PACs that attack Trump? Instead of taking the gloves off they want Trump to put one hand behind his back. I say shame on you gentleman. Let Trump be Trump and get off the machine.
Trump is standing amidst a field that has continually tried to diminish him. From the media pundits to the politicians and even the party itself, everyone has tried to tear down Trump. Even still, he has withstood the storm.
When I first wrote about Trump on June 16, 2015, I wondered if he could take a punch. Well guess what, he has shown he has an iron jaw. Now it is time for us to do what is right for America and not what is right for the political class.”
Robert Davi is an actor, singer, writer and director. He resides in Los Angeles.