My colleague Conservative Wanderer is right. Speaking as a Texan, I can tell you he’s furiously laying the groundwork, and he is giving every indication of doing it. And he’s doing a good job down on the border; he was not kidding about mobilizing the Guard. That’s going to play very well with the base. And CW’s right again: I will, indeed, be nice to have an actual conservative in the race. I don’t know if he’ll make it, but he will unquestionably serve as a bookend to keep the conversation from flowing too far to the left.