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Second- and third-stringers eye 2016 if front-runner stumbles
Topic - Robert J. Samuelson
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has received a lot of favorable response from Republican activists for his recent comment, "[Republicans] are the 47 percent." Contemporaneously, former Sen. Jim DeMint, now president-elect of the Heritage Foundation, used "Meet the Press" as a forum to declare the need to put "real people and real faces" on the Republican Party.
"The trouble is that the wealthy don't fit the stereotypes," writes Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson. "They aren't all pampered CEOs, hotshot investment bankers, pop stars and athletes. Many own small and medium-size companies. Half of the wealth of the richest 1 percent consists of stakes in these firms."