Someone has been posting “bad boy” posters of Sen. Ted Cruz around Los Angeles in anticipation of his arrival to accept the Claremont Institute’s Statesmanship Award and deliver the keynote address at the organization’s annual Winston Churchill dinner.
The broadsides depict the Republican junior senator from Texas, shirtless, sporting a tattoo-covered torso and a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, along with the announcement, “Ted Cruz’s So Cal ‘Blacklisted & Loving It’ Tour” at the Beverly Hilton on March 15.
The posters didn’t go unnoticed, and Cruz posted a reply on his Facebook account:
I saw these posters popping up around Los Angeles, but I noticed a glaring error in them. And since I don’t want people to get the wrong idea about me, I wanted to be clear about something.
I don’t smoke cigarettes.
He made this follow up entry on Twitter:
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 15, 2014
Just like the poster, the Cruz social media entries didn’t go unnoticed, and the Twitchy team was there to gather them up. Twitter user and self-described political operative John R. Eakin tweeted:
Well played, Sen. Cruz…. Well played. http://t.co/r0aFE5aOT3 Twitter
— John R. Eakin (@JREakin) March 15, 2014
Several others noted:
He’s funnier than the president… https://t.co/vGj1DXjvpc
— ShowMeNobody (@GrantGambling) March 15, 2014
@tedcruz Best response ever.
— Breeanne Howe (@breeannehowe) March 15, 2014
And then there were these assessments:
@tedcruz this definitely looks cooler than a Harry Reid edition.
— Jon Neill (@TheRealJonNeill) March 15, 2014
— Rich Lezcano (@RichLezcano) March 15, 2014
Cruz has grown adept at getting his point across within the 140 characters or less that Twitter limits its users to. He was able to do this using five words, comprised of 21 characters — along with an appropriate image:
How far we’ve come… pic.twitter.com/3ajyU3JVbv
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 13, 2014
If you’re a Twitter user, Cruz is a good one to follow; if you’re not, he’s as good reason as any to begin.
Check out more tweets at Twitchy, then watch “Donald Trump shuts down NBC’s Matt Lauer: ‘Putin has eaten Obama’s lunch’.”
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