Fascinating "behind the scenes" from a Cruz campaign volunteer
spoiler: it validates my decision to support this campaign
the kind of organization a leader builds says a lot about him
It takes courage for a campaign to trust its supporters to get into conversations after the script runs out. You have to have faith in your volunteers to be smart and kind. You have to be fearless enough to entrust the fate of your candidacy to these thousands of little disparate judgment calls and conversations.
Of course, courage and kindness are the hallmarks of our constitutional regime: in representative government, we believe in government by debating, deliberating, and coming to civil conclusions through persuasion, and it is fundamentally courageous for a nation to trust its citizens with self-government. The culture of the Cruz campaign in Iowa was bold and forceful, but also kind and thoughtful, and I don't anticipate that changing going into other states. Through the lens of my experience, this is a campaign worthy of the republic it hopes their candidate will lead.
It seems, based on this article, that Cruz actually lives the principles he espouses. At least in some way. That's good to know.
And all of these things may be true of all of the GOP campaigns, I don't know. I haven't read stories from them. This one fascinated me thought.