In times of yore, when things were at their bleakest, when the fate of the world seemed to hang in the balance, someone always stepped out of the shadows to save the day. Their names are familiar. George Washington. Abraham Lincoln. Franklin Roosevelt. Winston Churchill. Ronald Reagan. Margaret Thatcher. Pope John Paul II.
Yet, for the first time in modern history, today it seems that there is no one to take up the mantle, to step in and save the day. Quite the opposite in fact.
But maybe, just maybe, Ted Cruz is that person.
Unfortunately, he probably won’t get the chance.
When opportunity knocked in the desperate past, we usually answered the call with alacrity, snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. This time, we may be too lazy to go to the door. Many of us no longer crave the opportunity to work hard and pull ourselves up the ladder of success. We’d rather just continue to lie on the couch and hope that others will feed us.
Here’s hoping that Cruz won’t be Trumped. And that he can beat Hillary and occupy the White House.
Then we can all open our front doors, look out upon the broad, sunlit uplands…and let the fresh air in.