Poor Senator Ted Cruz suffered from quite possibly the worst political timing ever ever ever. First he took a principled stand against Trump at the convention, and was skewered for it while others praised him. Then Trump’s numbers took a tumble and Cruz looked like a genius. But after Trump evened polls up with Hillary, Cruz eventually caved and endorse his former rival.
Then somehow he allowed himself to be recorded making sad phone calls for Trump:
Wow. That is… bleak.
Just two weeks later, Trump is again on the ropes, but Cruz is stuck with him. If only he had waited it out for a few weeks, he’d be the savior of the party right now.
Instead, they’re making memes out of his video:
Ted: Hi, This is Ted Cruz calling for Trump Pence 2016!
Woman: Oh, Ok
Ted: <whispering> Please help me.
Ted: <whispering> Help. pic.twitter.com/PTI1FUFjID
— Blogs of War (@BlogsofWar) October 7, 2016
CRUZ (covers phone): Do I have to?
TRUMP: Say it
CRUZ (sighs, uncovers phone): Trump will focus on the border like my dad focused on JFK pic.twitter.com/KwmaXpou4c
— Daniel Lin (@DLin71) October 7, 2016
"This is Ted Cruz and I'm calling to ask you to vote for the guy who threatened to 'spill the beans' on my wife." pic.twitter.com/rReVtTvT4r
— MikeBates (@MikeBates) October 6, 2016
Wow. The GOP is even whispering about getting rid of Trump as the nominee, but nobody is talking about Ted Cruz now, except in humorous jokes.
Worst. Timing. Ever.