Republicans have Cruz, and Democrats have Elizabeth Warren, the Democrat opponent to the able Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Brown’s victory started the wave that will elect Cruz. The comparison between Cruz and Warren is irresistible. She is the 2012 poster child for everything the Democrats want to be. Both she and Cruz have Harvard connections, but the similarities end there. Warren instantly stepped into Barack Obama’s old shoes as the most liberal member of the Senate, while Cruz is an unapologetic, committed economic and social conservative. Both candidates will be making headlines from now until November.

The mainstream media will try to say Cruz’s victory illustrates a division in the Republican party because Cruz defeated an established and successful party stalwart. I’m not against tea party candidates — I’m against tea party candidates who can’t win in November. We may as well call Cruz senator-elect.