Analysis: For Ted Cruz, crusading for 2016

My latest for NBC Latino…

NBC Latino

After forty-one fruitless attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senator Ted Cruz’ crusade has many in the media discussing and dissecting what his endgame is.  Without any chance of passing a bill through the Senate – let alone the President’s desk- that would defund Obamacare, Senator Cruz seems to have demonstrated a unique talent for angering everyone in Washington – including quite a few members of his own party.

The Senator’s quixotic attempts to repeal Obamacare and anger everyone in Washington are hardly a conventional approach for anyone considering a run for the Presidency in 2016.  And unlike Senator Marco Rubio – who has backed off his own crusade against Obamacare despite the gratuitous rhetoric – Senator Ted Cruz seems to believe what he is saying.

But there are good reasons for Senator Cruz to take this approach.

First, Senator Cruz is taking an unconventional approach because he…

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