Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, by his no-compromise stance on Obamacare, is clearly aiming for a 2016 presidential run.
If he seeks the GOP nomination and wins it, Cruz will force the Republican Party and our national political system to define, or even redefine, themselves as they have not done so in decades.
Not since Barry Goldwater in 1964 will that party have nominated so uncompromising a presidential candidate.
Not since third-party candidate George Wallace in 1968 has there been a straight-out major rightist candidate of any kind for the presidency.
Not since 1972 has there been a "radical" presidential nominee when leftist George McGovern was nominated by the Democrats.
Stay tuned. We as a people and country could be headed for very hectic times.
William R. Brown