My guess is that Cruz will make sure that our side benefits from his doing this.
That's my guess too. My God, some of the people on this thread are unbelievable. You DO realize the Libs spend about half their day demonizing conservatives as mean and uncaring, don't you? The occasional charitable act by a conservative isn't going to hurt anything, and it may take some of the wind out of the Libs' sails for awhile.
Aside from the obvious trolls, those posters who seek nothing less than absolute, complete, toe-the-line doctrinaire conservatism every second of the day from the already-outnumbered people on our side have become incredibly tiresome. They're the kind of people who get people like Obama elected.
This is what I'm thinking, too. It's just an unfounded guess on my part, but I wonder if he isn't going to use this visit to turn the spotlight on the chaos there and on Obama's utter failure to address it. Once the visit is over, I think Cruz is going to crank it up....refuse to be quiet about what he saw until something is done. He'll have that personal experience to draw on.