Behold, the Obamunization of the Republican Party, folks: On one side, a calm, reasonable, informed, intelligent, substantive, factual, credible constitutional conservative Tea Party Republican leader; on the other, boorish, sneering, ignorant, brain-dead, "populist" human detritus.
Why Senator Cruz bothered, I'm not sure, other than sheer due diligence - "I seek to be the president of all Americans including the ones who don't support me" - which means he suffers fools a lot better than I do. Which is curious, given how little-inclined he's been to suffer the so-called "GOP establishment" over the past three years. Maybe the ordeal of a presidential campaign can be a maturing process. Too bad it isn't proving to be one for Trump.
Exit quote from AP:
Here’s a fun idea, though: Re-interview this guy a year from now after Trump has gone down in flames and President Hillary’s preparing to sign an amnesty bill that Chuck Schumer just ushered through a Democrat Senate. See what he thinks about the wall then.