I watched the progressive left immediately call Cruz literally stupid when he first made national news. Until they saw his resume'. When people campaigned for Ben Carson to run; the media had a public stroke. Just like the IRS targeted the conservatives the left also targeted West until he was gone.
They have the media, cheating skills of getting out the vote and a schism in the opposing party. We need a miracle. We need a true, strong, honorable, hero that will not let the media tear them down.
They also have the power of the DOJ/FBI/NSA digging through someones computer until they find dirt, or twisting something until they are destroyed.
There are a lot of odds to go against. We have the GOP as the enemy. They are the friend of thy enemy. It is almost hopeless.