Washington Cartel has no strong candidate thus far in GOP
So far, their candidates have spent the most and have the least to show for it. While the Washington establishment strategy of not giving Harry Reid and Democrats a target to shoot at, it has left them vulnerable to their own base which feels betrayed. Those people may not like Ted Cruz, but the voters certainly like him better than those who have been cutting deals in Washington at this point.
The candidates aligned with the party establishment have little momentum heading into South Carolina and Nevada