No Texas Newspapers Endorse Cruz for President

Thumbs Down Ted Cruz
Ed. Note: This blog post was updated on February 25, 2016 to include the Fort Wort Star-Telegram's endorsement of Marco Rubio.
Well this has got to be more than a little embarrassing. But after embarrassing the state for years, maybe it's also a little karma.
To date, six seven major dailies around Texas have made endorsements in the presidential primaries - and not a single one of them are backing the home state senator. Actually, most of them warn against voting for him.
Be sure to check out for all of our coverage exposing the lunacy associated with the Ted Cruz campaign.
In the meantime, here is what the newspapers have to say about the presidential prospects of our state's junior senator:
Dallas Morning News Logo
"As much as we’d like to see a Texan in the White House, we fear that Cruz’s brand of politics is more about disruption than governing and threatens to take the Republican Party to a dark place. As we’ve written before, continuing obstructionist paths might excite primary voters, but it won’t benefit the nation or the conservative cause."

- Editorial: We recommend John Kasich for GOP presidential nominationFebruary 12, 2016

Houston Chronicle Logo

"The dislike the man engenders is so intense it's hard to find a historical precedent for it. Not only do his political opponents detest him, but also his fellow Republicans. We would be happy to endorse "the hometown guy" - if we believed he would be a good president. Cruz does not meet that basic criterion."

Corpus Christi Caller Times
"Beware the destructiveness of candidates who sell themselves as nonsellouts because they eschew compromise - on the Republican side, the willingness of Ted Cruz to grind the government to a halt or to put forth the anti-constitutional notion that a president shouldn't be allowed to fill a Supreme Court vacancy..."
Waco Trib logo
"Many Texans will rally around Texas Sen. Ted Cruz or New York impresario Donald Trump. But this nation needs serious healing under a seasoned hand who can lead us in smartly but compassionately addressing matters at home while bolstering our image abroad. This is no time for amateurs."