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Conservatives need return to realism (column)

6:17 PM, Oct. 14, 2013
Sen. Ted Cruz meets supporters at a rally supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans, regarding the government shutdown on Sunday in Washington.
Sen. Ted Cruz meets supporters at a rally supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans, regarding the government shutdown on Sunday in Washington.
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Sen. Ted Cruz's straw poll victory at the Values Voter Summit, just as his strategy to block Obamacare was collapsing in recrimination and desperation on Capitol Hill, indicates that some voters don't place much value on political realism.

While it's difficult to call Cruz's 317 votes significant by itself, the summit measured the mood in a portion of the right. Two themes were common: apocalyptic diagnosis and utopian solutions.

"We have a couple of years to turn this country around," said Cruz, "or we go off the cliff to oblivion." ...

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