Now that they’ve tied for second place in SC, I’ve started thinking about the differences between the two. Cruz is considered out-of-the-mainstream and Rubio is somehow the establishment candidate. What are the actual differences in their positions that makes one of them radical and the other mainstream?
Cruz tried to make the US default on our obligations. Pretty radical.
Rubio seems to be accusing Obama of actively trying to harm the US for the sake of harming it. That is, it’s not that Obama is naive or incompetent or trying to enrich his friends, he’s harming the US on purpose. Pretty radical accusation.
Rubio seems likely to be more hawkish on foreign policy.
Rubio’s tax plan is apparently even more out there than Cruz’s.
I’m sure they are both way out of the American mainstream when it comes to abortion (I think majorities want it to be legal with restrictions, right?).
What am I missing? Why is Cruz the crazy one and Rubio the establishment one?
(Note: I’m in and out today and during the week I can’t really post much, so I may not participate much in my own thread, which is bad, I know. Apologies in advance – I’m really hoping to learn something here, since one of those two will be up against Trump.)