That's a pretty cool commercial. It would be more impressive if Cruz was behind it. The ad buy is $50,000 in 12 smaller markets.
Abilene, TX KRBC NBC NFL: Pittsburgh at Baltimore
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San Antonio is big, but where is Houston, Dallas, Austin and Fort Worth? Those are areas where Cruz is not as popular and could use a boost. Flattering though the ad may be, I wonder if Cruz and his image consultants are happy with the ad. It isn't designed to persuade liberals or moderates. It's designed to give a warm fuzzy to people who already adore Cruz. I think the Conservative Campaign Committee came up with a great way to raise money off Ted Cruz supporters. Why isn't Cruz capitalizing off his preemptive strike to the Obamacare clusterfunk?
Perhaps Cruz doesn't want to remind voters of the shutdown just yet.