Comment: What Was Accomplished?

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What Was Accomplished?

Was it successful in defunding Obamacare? No.

Did it delay the vote on the continuing resolution? No, the vote happened on schedule.

Did it inform Americans? No, everybody already knows about Obamacare.

Did it add anything to the debate? No, he spent much of his time talking about unrelated subjects.

Was it politically risky? No, polling already shows that Obamacare is unpopular.

Did it buy some publicity for Ted Cruz? Yes.

Does this imply Cruz will act as a spoiler candidate in the 2016 primary? Yes.