That is a very low standard.
From the article: In the past week alone, Cruz has . . . sent a tongue-in-cheek letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, introduced legislation to fully repeal Obamacare, and recorded no votes on major items, including Hurricane Sandy relief, raising the debt ceiling . . .
Oh dear! If Cruz runs for president, he might not carry NJ, or IL. Senate Republicans are supposed to vote "moderate" positions to improve their chances of losing narrowly in big liberal states.
“Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where his parents, Eleanor Darragh and Rafael Cruz, were working in the oil business. His father, in 1957 during the Cuban Revolution, was a Cuban immigrant to the United States. His mother, an American, was reared in Delaware, in a family of Irish and Italian descent. Cruz's family returned the U.S. when he was four years old”