NYT: Ted Cruz’s clearly brilliant — maybe smarter than any of the others. He’s a whirlwind of energy. On any subject, he’s informed, inflamed, precise.

But then you talk with people who’ve worked with him at various stages of his career. They dislike him.

No, scratch that.

They loathe him.

Anyone but Cruz: That’s the leitmotif of his life, stretching back to college at Princeton. His freshman roommate, Craig Mazin, told Patricia Murphy of The Daily Beast: “I would rather have anybody else be the president of the United States. Anyone. I would rather pick somebody from the phone book.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/02/opinion/anyone-but-ted-cruz.html