Consider the source, this is the same woman who wrote hundreds of posts telling us how awesome Mitt Romney was and how he couldn’t lose to Obama.

How smart is Ted Cruz? — Jen Rubin, WaPo

. . . How can a smart guy like Cruz misunderstand the political lay of the land this badly? How can he be ignorant of the replete polling on the topic and the recent history of these face-offs?

Well, maybe he understands something else. Perhaps he is as smart as his admirers claim and he is wildly ambitious, hoping to draw attention and fundraising dollars for his windmill-tilting scam. […]

A political loner and man of rhetoric, not of action or achievement, he bears a striking resemblance to the current Oval Office resident. Each considers himself the smartest man in any room (inducing annoyance and resentment among his party members) and each fails to understand rhetoric is not effective governance. Cruz, like candidate Barack Obama in 2008, is light on private sector and executive experience (although Cruz has supervised many lawyers).

A Cruz presidential run into 2016 would be interesting, if not downright amusing. An early rebuke in his young career might be a beneficial dose of cold water — or devastating to a pol who, even among senators, is excessively convinced of his own exceptionalism. (His detractors might hope he runs, while his supporters might urge patience, both imagining the air would go out of his bubble at the first encounter with defeat.)

A political loner and man of rhetoric, not of action or achievement, he bears a striking resemblance to the current Oval Office resident. Each considers himself the smartest man in any room (inducing annoyance and resentment among his party members) and each fails to understand rhetoric is not effective governance. Cruz, like candidate Barack Obama in 2008, is light on private sector and executive experience (although Cruz has supervised many lawyers).