The New York Times has an informative look back at the impression -- or lack thereof -- that Ted Cruz made as part of the George W. Bush legal team in the Bush v Gore Florida election dispute in 2000. But to read it is to be reminded of what was essentially a suppressed election, since the final decision was to not count all valid votes in Florida. Anyway, here's the incident associated with the photo above --
Another lawyer, Noel J. Francisco, recalled pausing his work with Mr. Cruz at one point for a literary break. “We kind of locked arms, and we read out the St. Crispin’s Day speech from ‘Henry V,’ ” he said. “ ‘We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.’ I have a picture of that in my office.”
That ability to imagine themselves as players in a myth-heroic historical chapter when what was actually going on was a stolen election is an insight not into Cruz but the entire Republican establishment. That's where diagnoses of where things have gone wrong for them might want to dwell.