Listless Vessels

Ron DeSantis speaks at an event hosted by conservative radio host Erick Erickson on August 18, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz’s critics will tell you that the man is incapable of telling the truth. Nonsense.

I know for a fact that he told the truth once. Once.

Don’t believe me? See for yourself.

That was recorded on May 3, 2016, the day Donald Trump crushed him in the Indiana primary to wrap up the Republican nomination. Cruz is an unnervingly disciplined politician, a man who gives the impression that his every utterance since he learned to speak has been calculated to get him closer to the presidency. But he’s also a human being, sort of, and on May 3, 2016, he had reached the end of his tether. His discipline cracked.

Can you blame him?

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