One of the best things Cruz' announcement did today was force all the cockroaches out of the shadows to go after him like GOP establishment/ progressive Rep King. It reminds me of a line from the mayor in The Dark Knight:
"The public likes you, Dent. That's the only reason this might fly. But that means it's on you. They're all coming after you now. Not just the mob: politicians, journalists, cops. Anyone whose wallet's about to get lighter. Are you up to it?
Substitute Cruz for Dent and this totally applies to the Senator after announcing he is running for POTUS. Everyone is going to come after and try to destroy Sen Cruz over the next year. Ted Cruz is a man of honor that respects the Constitution who will not put the party ahead of his principles unlike the clown Peter King. Cruz is a guy with a big mouth because he tells the truth and has no agenda unlike progressives.
Get ready America many people you like and respect within conservative circles are going to show their true colors going against Cruz. You're going to have to make a decision who to stick with, the naysayers that the GOP establishment have their claws in or true conservative Ted Cruz.