I'm running for President and I hope to earn your support! pic.twitter.com/0UTqaIoytP
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 23, 2015
Some people think Ted Cruz is just a punchline.
And mostly...he is.
But here's what's not funny: This guy was able to beat the odds to defeat longtime Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst to win the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 2012, eventually beating Democrat Paul Sadler in a landslide in the general election. Defeating a Democrat in Texas may not seem like a big deal, but overcoming such a well-known establishment candidate for the nomination certainly was.
|The Ted Cruz coloring book. It's real.|
Jumping into the 2016 race before anyone else doesn't hurt either.
But luckily for us, that will only get him halfway there...which won't be nearly enough: Hillary Clinton would annihilate Ted Cruz by around 15 points and 400+ electoral votes.