So we approach the final Republican showdown in Texas, Cruz vs. Dewhurst, to be settled once and for all this coming Tuesday. I’m rooting for the man who will be a Capitol Hill game-changer, and so is NR: I’d like to remind one and all that we formally endorsed Ted, and that we called him – on the cover of our October 11, 2011 magazine profile (“As Good as it Gets: Ted Cruz Runs for Senate,” by Brian Bolduc) – “the next great conservative hope.” Which he is. I’ve put my money where my beliefs are and have donated to Ted’s campaign three times, and I suggest any good conservative who doesn’t want to wake up on Wednesday morning complaining and forlorn should do likewise. I am excited about the possibility of a United States Senate in 2013 led by the likes of Toomey, Rubio, DeMint, Lee, Paul, Johnson. Add Cruz to that mix – it’s like Ted Williams joining the 1956 Yankees. A great team made even greater. Vaya con Dios Mr. Dewhurst, we bear you no ill will and wish you no harm, but understand – a Senator Cruz is a must for the conservative movement, and for America. God pray the Republican voters of Texas make this possibility a reality on Tuesday (to be confirmed in November). Those of us who don’t live in Texas must understand that this election is very important for all Americans. Help is needed: Ted is being wildly outspent. Any contribution, from a max-out to a sawbuck, will be of great value. Whip out the credit card and get donating already.