Go, Dan, go!
Dan McQueen is running for the U.S. Senate now held by Ted Cruz, aka the Cruz Missile.
McQueen is not exactly new to politics. He was mayor of Corpus Christi for all of 37 days. Then he quit amid a huge splash of bad publicity, a social media feud via Facebook with constituents and the media.
Now he’s decided to go after Cruz, who’s going to seek a second Senate term in 2018.
Read Texas Monthly’s report of McQueen’s candidacy.
McQueen was new to politics when he was elected mayor in 2016.
Then questions emerged about his academic credentials and his business expertise. He fought with the media and with city council members. McQueen got entangled in a clean water dispute. Then came questions about a relationship he was having with a business associate.
He had enough. So he walked away from his mayor’s job after a little more than month.
Is he the right person for Republicans to nominate next spring when he runs against Cruz? I have no clue.
But a guy who couldn’t stand the heat at City Hall now wants to step straight into the white-hot fire of Capitol Hill. How in the world is he going to withstand the scrutiny he is going to get as he campaigns against Cruz?
But you know what? The more I think about it, the more Dan McQueen sounds like he’d be a good fit in that zoo we call Congress.