Liberal Harvard law prof, Alan Dershowitz told the Daily Caller that Ted Cruz was among the smartest students he ever taught.  He says that he and Cruz would debate while Dershowitz’s class would watch:

“He was always very active in class, presenting a libertarian point of view. He didn’t strike me as a social conservative, more of a libertarian.”

“He had brilliant insights and he was clearly among the top students, as revealed by his class responses.”

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Dershowitz also had praise for Elizabeth Warren.  He says the IQ went up in the senate when those two were elected.  (Guess which one is the evil twin?)  Dershowitz says that Cruz’s career hasn’t surprised him one bit.  Cruz started as law clerk for Justice William Rehnquist, then Texas solicitor general, and is now a US Senator from Texas.  Before he announced that he was running for president, Dershowitz didn’t think he would run.  He said he believed that Cruz would try to establish himself more before running for president.

Huffington Post editorial director Howard Fineman recently said that Cruz’s professors were all in awe of his intellect:

“At Harvard Law School, he was — the professors were in awe of his intellect.  Even if they disagreed with him, which they did vehemently, these people knew that — this guy was trained under the Federalist Society second-generation Republican wave. In other words, not the Reagan years, but these years.”

That revelation came out as the ultra liberal Fineman and MSNBC host Chris Matthews were in the middle of a Ted Cruz bash fest.

Alan Dershowitz says that he and Cruz remained in contact after graduation. Maybe he’ll be able to swing a visit in the Lincoln bedroom.

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 Courtesy of Red Statements.