And we now know that U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is running for president too. Not every Republican is inspired by Cruz of course. For example, Congressman Peter King (R-NY) said this of Cruz's intent to become president: "Shutting down the federal government and reading Dr. Seuss on the Senate floor are the marks of a carnival barker not the leader of the free world."
Still, it's quite possible (perhaps likely) that we will be cursed with a Cruz vs. Clinton race. And the only Americans who will truly benefit from this will be stand-up comedians.