David Frum

09.27.13

Which 'Washington' Will Republicans Vote Against?

When Senator Ted Cruz runs for president, he will run against "Washington" - meaning the spending and taxing powers of the federal government.

When Governor Chris Christie runs for president, he also will run against "Washington" - meaning the partisanship, obstruction, and dysfunction on view in Congress.

Which definition of "Washington" will resonate strongest with Republican primary voters in 2016? The answer to that question will decide the outcome.