“‘Vote for me because I introduced a bunch of bills that didn’t pass’ is a tough pitch to sell on the presidential campaign trail.”
In truth, there isn’t really much to add, but if you’d like the detail, the inimitable Mr. Benen does provide:
Cruz, Paul, and Rubio, meanwhile, are championing all kinds of proposals, but between them, they have precious few laws. There’s a difference between those who push legislation and those who actually legislate.
Consider the problem in a different context: imagine if I told msnbc, “I had great ideas for hundreds of blog posts.” If the network asked me how many I wrote, and I responded, “Well, I haven’t really gotten around to following through on my ideas,” msnbc probably wouldn’t be too pleased.
Trivia time: Word association―”light bulbs” … go.
Benen, Steve. “Senators adopt legislative strategy with 2016 in mind”. msnbc. 17 February 2015.