Spoiler alert! If Republicans were given the choice of Trump or "other," most Republicans would vote "other." However, because our election system is "first past the post" (FPTP), the winner takes all.
Cruz openly identifies with the Tea Party movement which may help to explain his motivation. The Tea Party movement seems to expect lies from their candidates because speaking the truth is supported by facts and data, which is so often irrelevant to their arguments.
Whether you love or hate Super PACs, they are clearly going to be a driving force in the 2016 presidential election as well as elections in the foreseeable future. What are these Super PACs and why have they taken such a prominent role in campaign financing?