One of the great frustrations the past several months (years) is completely inarticulate leadership on the Republican side.  The “fiscal cliff” was just another typical debacle in failed ability to explain ourselves.

Compare almost any press conference or speech or other communication by almost any Republican figure with the performance Ted Cruz gave this week at hearings on gun control legislation.  The ability to present a case to the voters, who are the jury, is a talent we need more of:

Update: Exhibit B, taking apart Chuck Hagel which had Chuck Todd pleading for him to stop: