4. Cruz admits admiration for President Barack Obama. There was a lot of Obamacare bashing, the health care legislation named for President Barack Obama, but Cruz gave Obama some credit.
Cruz recognized it was not that long ago that Obama was making waves in the Senate. As a Constitutional scholar, Obama was accused of being on the liberal fringe of the Democratic party. His rapid political rise and his position in the media's spotlight has led many to compare him to Cruz.
Ideologically, the two men couldn't be more different, but when it comes to drive, the politicians have a similar philosophy.
Cruz said Tuesday, he respected the president's tenacity, his willingness to fight for the government programs he believed in.
"The president sleeps like a babe at night believing he is fighting for a better America," Cruz said.