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Prominent Harvard Prof. Alan Dershowitz's Comments About Ted Cruz Could Help His 2016 Chances

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"Liberals make the terrible mistake ... of thinking that all conservatives are dumb."

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2014 file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks in Washington. Senate sniping between establishment Republicans and tea partyers resumed Thursday Cruz refused to endorse his fellow GOP Texan in next week's primary. Sen. John Cornyn, the Senate's second-ranking Republican leader, faces tea party-backed Rep. Steve Stockman in Tuesday's primary. Cruz declined to tell reporters how he plans to vote. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File

Prominent Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz offered words of praise for former student Ted Cruz in a new interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer:

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas): "Off-the-charts brilliant. And you know, liberals make the terrible mistake, including some of my friends and colleagues, of thinking that all conservatives are dumb. And I think one of the reasons that conservatives have been beating liberals in the courts and in public debates is because we underestimate them. Never underestimate Ted Cruz. He is off-the-chart brilliant. I don't agree with his politics."

But the retiring Dershowitz couldn't similarly evaluate another Harvard Law alumnus:

There was also the Harvard Law student who couldn't get into a Dershowitz class despite multiple attempts: Barack Obama.

"Twice because the computer kept him out," Dershowitz said. "It wasn't my fault."

(H/T: Weasel Zippers)

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