One year ago this week, Ted Cruz became the first of 17 candidates to argue that he could unite the Republican Party behind him.
Now, he has his a chance to prove it.
On the anniversary of a presidential launch that knew nothing of a man by the name of Donald Trump, contests and converts won of late will offer the clearest signal yet of whether he can indeed consolidate the anti-Trump movement and eventually defeat the billionaire front-runner.
Cruz is favored to win this Tuesday's caucuses in Utah and is hopeful of sweeping the state's 40 delegates by eclipsing the 50% threshold needed to take them all home. And while Cruz's campaign says Trump has a large lead in the early vote in winner-take-all Arizona, which also votes Tuesday, Cruz's aides are projecting confidence that they can gain on Trump by then.
Establishment Republicans, once expected to be the demon of Cruz's White House ambitions, are increasingly coming around...