Following an announcement on Twitter, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) is expected to deliver some news “around midnight” tonight, and all eyes are turned towards Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. where the divisive, but self-assured, lawmaker is to announce his entry into the 2016 GOP presidential field.
The New York Times is reporting Cruz decided to jump into the field now before potential opponents — Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul — make their announcements.
According to Republican strategist Dave Carney, “There’s an advantage to being first. He’s now the only one running for president, instead of engaging in this Kabuki dance that the others are.”
Under the hashtag #TedCruzCampaignSlogans, Twitter was abuzz with suggested campaign slogans, and artwork, calling attention to everything from famous Cruz quotes to references to his birthplace in Canada.
A sampling below, along with Cruz’s earlier tweet:
Tonight around midnight there will be some news you won’t want to miss. Stay tuned…
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 23, 2015
And then it was on:
Unemployment down, stocks up, fewer uninsured? Time for a change. #TedCruzCampaignSlogans
— Carol Fitzpatrick (@crl_fitzpatrick) March 23, 2015
#TedCruzCampaignSlogans You voted for a Kenyan! You can vote for a Canadian!
— Cilla Martinez (@MarMarGirl13) March 23, 2015
An ocean in every house and a probe in every woman. #TedCruzCampaignSlogans
— Crutnacker (@Crutnacker) March 23, 2015
— Gamblor (@ShengLong111) March 23, 2015
Because Joseph McCarthy deserves a second chance. #TedCruzCampaignSlogans
— David Garrett (@dmgarr) March 23, 2015
Ted Cruz is the Abraham Lincoln of Sarah Palins. #TedCruzCampaignSlogans
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) March 23, 2015
Repeal, replace & don’t talk to me about space. #TedCruzCampaignSlogans
— Gyggy (@gumshoe77) March 23, 2015