Nobody has to tell you this has been a campaign year like no other. So many unexpected things have happened so far. And now, we’re heading toward a national campaign with both party candidates also headed into legal problems—Hillary’s “damned emails,” and Trump’s “university.”
Tuesday was, indeed, “Cruz’s Last Stand.” But what is unusual about that is that it immediately spawned jokes. When has a candidate’s withdrawal led to so much humor?
Here are a sample of the jokes on Twitter, via AOL News:
Carly Fiorina's merger with Ted Cruz ended up being shorter lived than a Kardashian marriage.
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) May 4, 2016
Ted Cruz… I'm DEAD! ? pic.twitter.com/lWp6PmuY3S
— Crying Jordan (@cryingjordan_23) May 4, 2016
I was gonna laugh at Ted Cruz but then I remembered he's still one of my Senators, so the joke's still on Texas. Sigh.
— Propane Jane™ (@docrocktex26) May 4, 2016
Also see this story from Vox with even more twitter reactions.
Goodbye, Lion Ted pic.twitter.com/7zAj8qn5bn
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) May 4, 2016
So Carly Fiorina joined the campaign just in time to lay everyone off?
— Kevin Robillard (@Robillard) May 4, 2016
Unbelievable. I trusted Cruz when he said he'd win in November. Turns out he was Lyin' Ted after all.
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) May 4, 2016
Lastly, Ted was not the only Cruz “hurt” by the results in Indiana:
Ted Cruz ends campaign by accidentally hitting, elbowing his wife in the face pic.twitter.com/epO1tzKgTT
— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) May 4, 2016
OK. Maybe it’s not very nice to make jokes when someone has just had a crushing defeat. Does that mean I can’t say that Lindsay Graham has to give up his title—because Carly Fiorina is obviously the “Dr. Kevorkian of the Republican Party.”