I was an attendee at the event in Des Moines today. I was about 6 rows back from the stage on the center aisle. I shook Senator Cruz’s hand on his way up that aisle after his speech.
I like Senator Cruz a lot, and really wanted to like his speech a lot. Honestly, I didn’t like it that much. It was a misfire, IMHO. Raw meat stump speech, focused on yesterday. Not my favorite speech of the day by any means.