Another interesting observation that resulted from my probing was that when you ask people about Sen. Cruz, they often volunteer something about Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The two are often thought of and talked about in tandem. But the comments about Sen. Paul were frequently made in a much different tone, suggesting that people are intrigued by him and what he has done in the Senate so far. It is my guess that he is beating expectations and has impressed some of the old Reagan guard.
In Washington, you don’t need friends, but you do need allies. There is no doubt that Sen. Cruz is burning bridges in Washington. It will be interesting to see if he can take those ashes from inside the beltway and build something useful in the early primary states for a 2016 presidential run.
Well, let’s see: Ted Cruz, who is alienating the most corrupt, dangerous Ruling Class in our history, or Rand Paul, who seems to be sucking up to them.
So hard to choose….