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 (@Ted Cruz)1427069104.0
And then it was on:
#TedCruzCampaignSlogans The wisdom of Bush, the fearmongering of Cheney, the ideology of Rand Paul, and the face of the drama mask.— Crutnacker (@Crutnacker)1427076647.0
Like Sarah Palin's annoying younger brother #TedCruzCampaignSlogans http://t.co/eaRnSs4ZMZ— Antifa H.D. Gregg ☭🏴✝️ (@Antifa H.D. Gregg ☭🏴✝️)1427073915.0
An ocean in every house and a probe in every woman. #TedCruzCampaignSlogans— Crutnacker (@Crutnacker)1427076906.0
“@raemd95: "@tinaissa: #TedCruzCampaignSlogans Hi! I'm a Hypocrite! http://t.co/0nXyFyI4YS"”— Kimberly Canete (@Kimberly Canete)1427076953.0
Like my daddy always says, Sandy Hook was God's judgement on America for Gay Marriage #TedCruzCampaignSlogans— John Sheehan (@John Sheehan)1427077396.0
Because Joseph McCarthy deserves a second chance. #TedCruzCampaignSlogans— David Garrett (@David Garrett)1427077372.0
Yes Little Children, The World Is On Fire #TedCruzCampaignSlogans— Andrew deVillepin (@Andrew deVillepin)1427077692.0
Repeal, replace & don't talk to me about space. #TedCruzCampaignSlogans— Gyggy Paid More Than $750 in Taxes (@Gyggy Paid More Than $750 in Taxes)1427077741.0
Behold The Crazy. #TedCruzCampaignSlogans http://t.co/zTMfvnQPuZ— JustJanis (@JustJanis)1427069618.0