"We need to look to history to find out what works and what doesn't, and the one thing that is clear is that if Republicans run another candidate in the mold of a Bob Dole, or a John McCain, or a Mitt Romney [...] we will end up with the same result, which is that millions of people will stay home on election day..."
Didn't notice, did you, Ted, that the last time the Republicans ran a candidate like you (that would be Barry Goldwater) they got smeared in the election all over the country. As I have been pointing out for years in my posts covering the tea party, the impeach Obama folks, the birthers and other right wing loons, there just aren't enough crazy people in the country by a long shot to elect someone like you.
And more importantly, didn't it ever occur to you that the rich guys own your party, and so they get their Republican nominee every single time? Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I, Dole, Bush 2, McCain, Romney...every one of them the choice of the rich guys.. And if you want to go back further, there's Taft, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover- exactly the same thing. I won't even talk about the palookas they put up against FDR. The last person the Republicans ran for President that bucked their rich backers was Teddy Roosevelt in 1904, and they never made that mistake again.
They've got their hands around your party's neck, and they aren't letting go. I predicted a year before the last election that Romney was going to be the nominee, no matter how badly he was running at the time, because the rich guys always get their way, at least in that party. I believe now that the overwhelmingly likely Republican nominee in 2016 is Jeb Bush, because no matter how preposterous the idea of another Bush in the White House might be, he's the one that rich people can most trust to run the country their way. And that's all they care about. They'd rather take a chance with Jeb than with a loon like Ted Cruz, who actually thinks he would be running to do something other than rob the country blind.
And by the way, I don't really like Ted Cruz' thinking about anything. Cruz is a delusional sociopath brought up by his disturbed father to believe that he is God's choice to lead the American people into a theocratic dictatorship. Even Hitler wasn't that delusional.