Toobin is blindly arrogant.
He likes Ted Cruz because he is of his tribe - an Ivy League intellectual just like him. Naturally the implied (and unexamined) idea in Toobins head is that people like him are better than people not like him.
I do not see that having a “completely thought out political philosophy” helps a real politician, or a real statesman for that matter. Its historically absurd. Churchill didn’t have a “completely thought out political philosophy”, neither did Metternich.
I’m not saying anything about Ted Cruz, he seems a fine fellow, but on the whole being a fine fellow comes in spite of his Ivy League background, not because of it.
I see no problem with Toobin speaking well of Ted Cruz. Gotta take it when you can get it.