Ahead of the 10th Republican primary debate of the 2016 presidential election cycle, Ted Cruz made a pit stop at Mach Industrial Group here in Houston. He was introduced and endorsed by current Texas Governor Greg Abbott and embraced by hundreds of TrusTed sign holding supporters. There were lights, cameras, Secret Service and not much action. There were boos at the mention of "our current president" and cheers at the invocation of The Alamo. Then there was me, taking pictures and being quiet.