I knew it was going to get ugly for Cruz on his recent Mandela eulogy.
Immediately after Cruz' Mandela eulogy, his base responded with comments like the following:
I figured Cruz would buckle under the first sign of being sent to the doghouse by his rowdy constituents and fans, but Cruz has not only stood his ground on this issue, he doubled down by joining a 23 member congressional delegation sent by Speaker Boehner to attend Mandela's funeral.
We may be seeing two important manifestations here, Cruz is showing some cracks in his armor in refusing to concede to his base, which is who has kept him alive in his battle with the Statesmen he shares the chamber with, and, he may be displaying what some call a virtue and most a weakness, Cruz may be willing to go to the death on what he believes in, which would be akin to a political sepukku. Although I figure Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz will eventually send his surrogate Father who bears the same first name out to spin Cruz' support for Nelson Mandela.
Now let's see how Cruz explains being at the same place and at the same time as Barack Hussein Obama, and, in a foreign country to boot. Some say he might even give Raul Castro a big hug on behalf of his Father who as many of you know, fought alongside the Castro brothers. Uh, oh, sounds like Cruz has some explaining to do.