Entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said that he would love to be a Republican, but the party has one major problem.
"I would prefer to be a Republican," Cuban wrote in a post through his app "Cyber Dust" Tuesday, The Dallas Morning News reported.
"I want smaller government. I want smarter government. Just like most Republicans. Put aside that I disagree with Republicans on most social issues," the "Shark Tank" star explained. "The Republicans have a much bigger problem that will crush them in every presidential election until this changes."
"The Republican Party requires that all their Presidential candidates Conform to Consensus," he contends.
"If you don’t agree with every platform of the party not only are you called a RINO, a 'Republican in Name Only.' You are considered unelectable in primaries and become a source of scorn on Fox News. That’s a problem."
He argues that this thinking is counterintuitive to "leaders," who "don’t conform to the consensus. They create consensus to their vision and goals."
"Leaders don’t change their positions mid debate. They welcome scorn from the masses because it creates the opportunity for dialogue," Cuban wrote.
"Leaders are not dogmatic. They are principled and know that change is never easy, but when it’s necessary, they must lead," he added.
But "the Republican Party does everything possible to discourage leadership. They want dogma. They want conformity. They want to conserve their romanticized past. That’s a shame," the Dallas Mavericks owner said.
"I wish they wanted to conserve the best of what America is today and find a leader that can take us to new places that make our future better."
Cuban didn't exactly let the Democrats off the hook. He said that he knows "a lot of the same can be said about the Democrats, but I don’t want to be a Democrat."
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