Your mileage may vary.
I’ve been fairly impressed the couple of times I’ve heard Cruz in interviews, and he did a great job here.
Cruz firmly believes that a single-term Hillary presidency, and the Supreme Court justices who would come with it, are a small price to pay for an open path to the nomination in 2020. That’s not surprising, considering that his father, Rafael, a dominionist preacher, believes that Ted is “anointed” to “take control of society.” Back here in the real world, it’s not clear that Ted ever had a path to the nomination. His peculiar civic religion doesn’t seem to have much pull among anyone not buying food buckets from Glenn Beck in Greater Deseret.