(National Review) Karl Rove, normally a critic of Ted Cruz, complimented the freshman senator’s marathon speech and said he had positioned himself well for 2016.

“I obviously don’t agree with the strategy … of trying to defund [Obamacare] as opposed to trying to delay … but that was an extraordinary performance,” Rove said during On The Record With Greta Van Susteren last night. “I mean, he was on his feet for almost 24 hours. He was cogent, he was thoughtful, he was funny, he was engaging, he was personal, he was personable.”

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