I just feel it in my gut. They will announce the Man of the Year tomorrow morning and have narrowed it to 5 people, one of whom is Ted Cruz. I'd be willing to bet big bucks it will be Ted Cruz. The new Pope would be a better pick, but they'll have more sales if they pick Cruz.
They want to boost sales by getting all the Fox-heads to buy a copy. Those folks are an easy target to obtain for ratings boosts. Leno know this and so makes jokes using right wing memes. I believe that is why 60 minutes did the Lara Logan thing. Doing the right wing schtick is a cheap, easy way to get a boost.
Mark my words ... Ted Cruz as Time's "Man of the Year", tomorrow morning.