If Ted is smart, he will petition the SCOTUS to rule on his eligibility as a POTUS candidate.
I would bet that all four lib Justices vote to allow him to rum to protect Obama from post-2016 attacks on our 44th President.
Then, just one vote will allow Cruz. Any of the five other Justices simply needs to dislike Hillary! in order to define NBC.
I would be a lot that at least one Justice would prefer Cruz over HRC and would settle the issue.
Now, I would prefer Palin run for Senator as part of a R takeover and she gets some resume-enhancing committee assignments.
So, who for VP? I think it needs to be a female to counter HRC. A non-Hispanic female with either superior governing skills or foreign affairs/security would probably neutralize many of the usually attacks on the R candidates.
Suggestions? I would rule out Condi Rice to avoid the Bush Derangement Syndrome from erupting.
Elaine Chao maybe?
Why? As of now, nobody's stopping him. SCOTUS is an appeals court. They don't issue advisory opinions. Should Cruz decide to run and should a lower court find him ineligible, only then SCOTUS *might* get involved.