Cruz doesn’t have that story telling gift that the Gipper had, yet, he might be just the man to attract the same Republican and blue dog votes to get him into the White House.
There’s only one Gipper (RR).
But as for Cruz and his range of speaking abilities, I’ll predict this: “You ain’t seen nuthin’, yet”.
He doesn't get ruffled and he doesn't back down. There is no implied apology when he speak or asks some democrat pol a question. All demorat candidates today require that their opponents be defferential to them. And for some damn reason the McCains and Romneys of the party always complied. Cruz doesn't do that. He's all in, all the time. That's the hook!
Cruz does indeed tell a good story. He can run with the big dogs in that dept. so not to fear. He talks without notes. Once he gets a mike on a stage he pretty much owns it. Marines call it “command presence” and he’s got it-——Semper Fi
Cruz was champion debater at Harvard. It shows in interviews on TV & Radio.