10/20/2013 08:34 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ted Cruz's Failure

When we head to the polls to vote we usually cast our ballots for the candidate that we think serves our interests best. But self-interest can take on a whole different meaning when the voter in that booth is a cartoonist. What is the self-interest of a cartoonist? Is it what's best for the country and the artist's family, finances and future? Or is it what's best for lampooning possibilities?

I have to admit there are times when, from the dark recesses of my mind, the temptation to vote for the most cartoonish candidate has popped into my head. I can almost salivate at the prospect of President Ted Cruz. He would be a windfall for my profession. Now, I'm not advocating for Cruz for president, and he certainly wouldn't get my vote, but I can still dream about the fodder a Cruz presidency would present. Maybe I need to move to Texas.

Here is my latest cartoon on Senator Cruz.


See more cartoons by Mike Smith at Las Vegas Sun or Daily Ink.