When Roberts was nominated to the court by President George W. Bush, Cruz wrote a glowing piece in National Review in which he sung Roberts’s praises, calling him “brilliant,” one of “the very best lawyers in the country,” and predicting that “as a jurist, Judge Roberts’s approach will be that of his entire career: carefully, faithfully applying the Constitution and legal precedent.”
But when the decision came two weeks ago, Cruz called it an “abdication of responsibility.” Asked by the Houston Chronicle about Roberts’ authorship of the decision, Cruz called it “heartbreaking” and “shocking.”
Dewhurst has generally been considered the front-runner, but a Public Policy Polling poll released Thursday shows Cruz with a 49-44 advantage. An internal poll released by Dewhurst’s campaign early this week found Dewhurst leading 50 percent to Cruz’s 42 percent. But an internal poll conducted for the Cruz campaign last week found the former Solicitor General leading by 9 points.
4) We leave you with a fun fact that we learned at the DLDwomen conference: There are 4.2 billion toothbrushes in the world, and there are 4.8 billion mobile phones. Clearly, people have their priorities straight.