A look back two years tells the tale of two candidates

Trump Cruz

It was over three years before election day, 2016, when the on-again-off-again yearning that Donald Trump has for the White House started percolating again on Twitter. Today marks the two-year anniversary of a pair of Tweets that may have represented the seed for the Donald’s current run for President.

In appropriate Trump style, he retweeted Tweets directed at him that talked about what he should do with his time, experience, and fortune. His reply – “Indeed!”

This is a good thing for Trump. It demonstrates that he didn’t just decide on a whim a couple of months ago to make a run for fun. He’s had his eyes set on the top spot for at least a couple of years. We know he contemplated it before as well with a 2012 run that he explored. I’m one of those who wished he ran at that point rather than the dismal cast of characters trying to represent the GOP that election cycle. The past is history. He probably would have been my “best option available” vote in 2012. Today, we have a better field and in my humble opinion Trump is barely in the top six or seven preferred candidates.

Today also marks the three year anniversary of Saeed Abedini’s imprisonment in Iran. On the one year anniversary in 2013, the day that Trump was contemplating White House renovations, another candidate was actually in front of the White House itself. He wasn’t staring at the building wondering what his Presidential portrait would look like hanging on the famous walls. He had his back to the White House, his knees on the ground, and his head bowed in prayer. That candidate was [mc_name name=’Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001098′ ].

There’s a difference between candidates. Some are exceptional talkers. Others take action. We need someone who fights when it’s time to fight and who prays when the fight needs real firepower. I want a candidate that isn’t afraid to bend the knee.