I don't care whether Ted Cruz has suffered any damage -- any at all, in any way -- with his endorsement of Trump. It's obvious to me that the man cares about nothing except the next election he's running in.
But it's instructive that it was our lieutenant governor who pushed him off the fence with notice that he would be "left in the rearview mirror" if he didn't endorse the Republican nominee. What that tells me is that Cruz was intimidated by the realization that he might be primaried in 2018 by someone running to his right. (Fear is a mutha, ain't it?)
But. Someone running to the right of Ted Cruz. Who could win.
Let that sink in.