Ted Cruz seem to have given up on his response
Ted Cruz had a response for the President's State of the Union address. There were two problems.
The first problem is that the video was uploaded unedited. It showed Ted Cruz taking a second take. His "Let me start over" comment showed a senator with an affinity for acting. The video was subsequently pulled from YouTube.
The second and most important issue was the content of the video. It fell flat. It fell flat because Ted Cruz seemed to be living in an alternate state of reality. He attempted to turn the recovery in jobs into a loser by stating that participation rates are down. He fails to tell Americans that as the baby boomers age, that is a likely occurrence.
Ted Cruz slams the president for not caving to GOP rhetoric to define ISIS or any other terrorist as Islamist terrorists. He talks about the big election they won in 2014 as if it were a mandate. He should recall that while they won a majority of the senate seats, Democrats won more votes.
One wonders if Ted Cruz has subsequently seen the poll on the State of the Union speech. The poll was positive for President Obama. The video shows Ted Cruz for the faux politician that he is. It shows him as a performer instead of a leader or legislator.