Mostly hooey. Back to the drawing board, or better yet, why not actually talk to some tea party groups?
Admittedly I have wondered about our proclivity to go-it-alone, in regard to generally lax outreach to blacks and Hispanics. I believe the black Baptists of the south are a “gimme”, and also, the tradition of strong family attachments among Hispanics should make them a natural allie to Tea Party concerns. We’re seem to be all crickets on outreach to these demographics, in these neighborhoods.
Cruz is astute and I expect quite able to fold these demographics into at least the basics of our conservative agenda, for a broadened base.