Why Ted Cruz isn’t seeing an Iowa bump

Sen. Ted Cruz delivered a come-from-behind victory in the Iowa caucuses on Monday, surviving withering assaults from Donald Trump, the ethanol lobby, the state’s popular six-term Republican governor, and the entire Republican establishment in Washington. Unlike previous late-surge winners of the Iowa caucuses, like Rick Santorum or Mike Huckabee, Cruz leaves the first voting state with all the money and resources he needs to compete for the full calendar. And he’s a better politician than those guys, too.

But now what?

There’s been an eerie sense of silence around Cruz since his Iowa victory. Much of that is because the stories of the two runners-up in Iowa, Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio, are far more interesting.