It's often said that bloggers write Ted Cruz puff pieces to generate cheap content when they're working on something longer. Ok, I made that up. I did, however, have a quick insight on Ted Cruz this morning.
What do the American Revolution and Ted Cruz' campaign have in common?!?
Both began with two percent.
That's a big deal.
In 2011, no one except active Tea Partiers thought Ted Cruz would win the U.S. Senate nomination. But, in 1774, no one except those involved thought a ragtag group of merchants and farmers would defeat the mightiest empire the world had ever seen. In both cases, 2% of the population didn't care what everyone else thought.
Sam Adams once said:
It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless, minority keen to set brushfires in people's minds.That's just as true today as it was back then.