Well, National Review, the conservative news magazine, says it's so.
"Freshman senator Ted Cruz is considering a presidential run, according to his friends and confidants," says NR in an online story.
"Cruz won’t talk about it publicly, and even privately he’s cagey about revealing too much of his thought process or intentions. But his interest is undeniable.
“If you don’t think this is real, then you’re not paying attention,” says a Republican insider. “Cruz already has grassroots on his side, and in this climate, that’s all he may need.”
Cruz has made a splash in his short time on Capitol Hill and, stoking the presidential whispers, is his appearance on Friday in Columbia, South Carolina at the Silver Elephant Dinner honoring his mentor former Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., now the president of the Heritage Foundation.
But Cruz' press secretary Catherine Frazier, asked by the Star-Telegram Tuesday about a presidential run, shook her head and said, "He's focused on being in the Senate right now."
Also stoking presidential speculation is the appearance of Vice President Joe Biden in Columbia the same night during the Democrats’ Jefferson Jackson Dinner.
Here's the complete National Review article:
-- Maria Recio