Senator John Cornyn, a staunch conservative Republican from Texas was the only Senator not to vote yesterday on the economic recovery package. He instead was at a New York gathering of prominent media conservatives and Wall Street Republican donors.
Cornyn has been one of the most vocal opponents of the stimulus, and has been positioning himself as the voice of the Republicans. So I have to wonder why was Cornyn at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Midtown Manhattan, when such a big vote was going on. Is he lining up support for a run? Was he sure not to be part of a vote that if it works he does not want to be on the record against, while already having gained some cred for standing up to the Democrats?
I think we are going to see a John Cornyn candidacy.