Here are the key quotes from the exchange:
KARL: So you honestly think there’s a chance that you can get Obamacare repealed — every word, as you say.
CRUZ: Every single word.
KARL: With Obama in the White House.
CRUZ: You know, what’s funny Jon is the media treats that as a bizarre proposition –
KARL: Well it is!
KARL: Just look at the size — it is a bizarre proposition, isn’t it?
CRUZ: It is the most unpopular law in the country. Millions of people have lost their jobs, have lost their healthcare, have been forced into part-time work, have their premiums skyrocketing. And right now Washington isn’t listening to those people. That’s how we win elections! And it’s also how we repeal Obamacare.
I’d embed the video, but it’s an autostart, and I’m not going to do that to you. It’s worth watching for the haughty, sniggering look on Jon Karl’s face as he talks about how ridiculous it would be to contemplate repealing ObamaCare with Obama in office.
It certainly seems ridiculous, of course. It would not seem ridiculous in a world where people like Jon Karl explained to the American people the predicament we are in, and how new entitlements exacerbate that predicament. But we’re not in that world. And so, although it is impossible to know how public opinion might shift in the future (although it’s certainly possible and even easy to act supremely confident that you do know), it seems unlikely that this could happen. You’re right, Jonathan Karl.
Because you’re not doing your job.