Apparently, Alan Dershowitz didn’t get the memo.
At a time when Democratic politicians and the leftist media have begun their campaign to demonize Texas senator Ted Cruz, Dershowitz has stepped forth to give a fair and balanced assessment of the abilities of a man who was his student.
Inevitably, the media will eventually glom on to the idea that Cruz, being a Tea Party Patriot and a Republican, must be a moron.
To which Dershowitz, speaking to The Daily Caller, said:
[Cruz] was an outstanding student in my class… Without a doubt he is among the smartest students I’ve ever had… I’ve had great students but he has to be at the top of anyone’s short list, in terms of raw brain power.
He was always very active in class, presenting a libertarian point of view. He didn’t strike me as a social conservative, more of a libertarian….
He had brilliant insights and he was clearly among the top students, as revealed by his class responses.
In criminal law class Dershowitz and Cruz often had lively discussions of the issues.
Dershowitz described them:
Cruz’s views were always thoughtful and his responses were interesting…. I obviously disagreed with them and we had good arguments in class. I would challenge him and he would come up with very good responses.
Something to keep in mind while weathering the media assault on Ted Cruz.