But are there actual divisions in policy between Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz? They currently disagree on one thing -- tactics. John Boehner and Paul Ryan cannot afford another government shutdown. Ted Cruz can.
The media has been far, far too negative about Obama. Yes, he has problems he must deal with, but the fix is in, and the comeback will soon begin, and the House GOP wallows at 9 percent popularity while the GOP civil war has only begun.
The Republican Party is split. But is it deeply divided to the point where one side is likely to bolt the party if the other side wins the nomination? Not yet. But it's early. The possibility of a civil war is still a distant threat. But not an unthinkable one.