Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race. After a year of denial, the race looks all but over — and Donald Trump will almost certainly be the Republican nominee.
For Twitter, these types of situations are a time for jokes. On Tuesday night, pundits and political watchers around the country lived up to the calling.
Some put a twist on Trump’s nickname for Cruz, Lyin’ Ted:
Others mocked Cruz’s decision to pick a running mate in a desperate bid to revive his campaign:
So Carly Fiorina joined the campaign just in time to lay everyone off?
— Kevin Robillard (@PoliticoKevin) May 4, 2016
I have the same odds of becoming Vice President that Carly Fiorina does
— Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt) May 4, 2016
A few referenced Cruz’s secret past as the Zodiac killer:
I wonder what he’s going to do next. pic.twitter.com/n1mrpBFZ8h
— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) May 4, 2016
In fairness, Ted Cruz did well for a known serial killer.
— German Lopez (@germanrlopez) May 4, 2016
Many just felt disappointment:
Best, deepest Republican field in recent memory….wiped out one-by-one by the host of Celebrity Apprentice.
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) May 4, 2016
Shouldn’t #TedCruz have been forced to carry his unviable campaign to term?
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) 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
Yet for some, the news was a relief:
On the upside, I don’t have to defend Ted Fucking Cruz any longer.
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) May 4, 2016
Goodbye, Ted Cruz:
Ted Cruz ends campaign by accidentally hitting, elbowing his wife in the face pic.twitter.com/epO1tzKgTT
— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) May 4, 2016