One thing good about Ted Cruz is that he made all these crooked financiers who bankrolled Tea Party funds squeamish and decked with serious case of buyers' remorse.
The tea party movement is truly a grassroots movement, not a giant political machine like the Republican or Democratic parties.
A majority are "worked up" over Obamacare. Even liberals have serious questions that are not being addressed by the biased media. Romney and the Republicans (wishy-washy, democrat lights) lost because they did not listen to the people. He did not differentiate himself from Obama. He was not a true conservative.