I wouldn’t have voted for her as president because I do not believe she was the most conservative in the race, didn’t have a voting record and had never held office before. But I always was impressed in the debates with how well she can speak and articulate in a clear and simple manner conservative principles. And she handles the press as you said extremely well. I can see why Cruz chose her.
She did bug me in the debates however with her constant interrupting. She sure isn’t a shrinking violet. Carson could have taken a few lessons on assertiveness from her.
I’m sure Cruz thought this out very well before he made a decision.