Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has a new, big fan. Democratic strategist James Carville lavished praise on Cruz Sunday during ABC’s “This Week.”
“I think he is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I’ve seen in the last 30 years,” Carville said. “I further think that he’s going to run for president and he is going to create something.”
Carville continued, to the delight of his wife, Republican strategist Mary Matalin:
And a lot of Republicans feel this way, George [Stphanopoulos], and you hear this a lot – ‘If we only got someone who was articulate and was for what we were for, we would win elections. And we get these John McCains and these Mitt Romneys and these squishy guys that can’t do anything.’ Well, there’s one thing this guy is not – he ain’t squishy, not in the least.
The panel then discussed U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul as potential 2016 Republican presidential candidates, but Carville stayed true to Cruz.
Ted Cruz is going to eat their lunch. That guy, I’m telling you, he will out debate. I am just saying, he is a talent. I’m not rooting. I’m really sincere here.
Now I don’t agree with him. I think he’s out there. But I’m telling you, he’s more talented than all of these other guys.
Watch Carville’s Cruz crush via Newsbusters here: