What qualifies a person to lead a nation? Perhaps it's just having the gumption to want to lead, and perhaps a little faith, and maybe a bit of talent for showmanship, and let's not forget ambition and a desire for power.
Does anyone really need background knowledge across complex domains to be able to know what decisions need to be made to serve and protect a nation? Do they need to be wise? Do they even really need to honestly care about common people? The game of politics often seems to take precedence over such academic sounding ideals.
I'm sure we can all list, at least, six leaders from history who's megalomania was the primary driver and reason each came to power eventually leading their nation or the world to disaster.
The people never seem to notice that their beloved leader is only in it for himself. It always seems to take hindsight to bring evil to light.
Go ahead, take a minute, and make that list. Mine would take me, at least, two hours to compile. A day if I wished to make a complete list, and I'm no historian.
Are we left with a choice between dumb and dumber, between inept and idiot savant, between bad and evil?
A man can be good at real estate deals and still be a fool. He can be a pious pentecostal and still lead the planet to armageddon.
Perhaps I'll stop right here by accusing myself of hyperbole.
I hope you will enjoy this BBC Documentary, Ted Cruz - Republican.