Ted Cruz has declared his intention to run for President. One of the talk radio hosts , Todd Schnitt, listed him as "Unelectable". He may be right, Mr. Cruz may be too conservative to win the general election. Mr. Schnitt listed some other possible candidates as well and discussed their electability.
I think Mr. Schnitt missed something in his assessments. That would be the question of a GOP candidate too liberal to be elected. Mitt Romney fell into that category. A nominally Republican governor of a very liberal state, in favor of big government solutions, gun control, and government managed health care, he could not get the Republican base out to vote for him.
I held my nose and voted for McCain. I could not do it for Romney, even with Ryan as his running mate. I certainly am not the only one. The Republican candidate needs to be acceptable enough to conservatives or he will lose.
As Mr. Schnitt pointed out, the Republican candidate needs to be acceptable enough to some Democrats or he will lose.
Whether a Republican Presidential candidate with any sort could be elected is increasingly the question. The ever shifting voter demographics for the general election might suggest that the answer is no.