At this point of the 2016 Presidential election cycle, most prospective Presidential nominees are playing coy about their intentions to run for the White House. Many media personalities will jocularly try to get a story by coaxing the candidate to declare his or her intentions on the air. Serious candidates need to sound interested to prospective supporters, yet not proverbially put the cart before the horse by declaring not at a time and place of their own choosing.
So Glenn Beck's exchange with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) at the end of a lengthy radio interview included the obligatory "ask". However, the junior senator from Texas gave a memorable deflection.
When some politicians claim quote their children, it sounds as if the kids were cued off of a teleprompter. An infamous example was President Jimmy Carter's alleged exchange with daughter Amy about the dangers of nuclear war during a 1980 debate with Ronald Reagan.
The quote from Caroline Cruz certainly sounds like a six year old's logic. While the quip intimated that the family blesses Senator Cruz intention to throw his hat in the ring, it also served as a light hearted feint to the question of declaring.
Running for President is a grueling effort to constantly travel, raise funds, react to opposition in real time and try to project a positive prospective policy. Many politicians refrain from continued combat in the political arena to supposedly spend more time with family. It is a twist to conventional logic to a family to encourage a campaign to gain a back yard for a dog.
Yes Caroline, there is more than a Snowflake's chance in Texas that Ted Cruz is running for the White House. But now was not the time to color in that picture and say it with surety.