Tucker Carlson's takedown of Ted Cruz might be the opening of the 2024 campaign

Tucker Carlson and Ted Cruz.
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Did we just witness the first GOP primary debate of the 2024 election?

After losing the Republican primary nomination to Donald Trump in 2016, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pretty clearly fancies himself the next man up for his party. Last month he pointed out that historically, "the runner-up is almost always the next nominee," citing the histories of Ronald Reagan, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. Cruz is clearly eager to be heir to that tradition.

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