“Like Sarah Palin’s annoying younger brother”: Ted Cruz's 2016 announcement gets brutally mocked on Twitter

Twitter users are writing #TedCruzCampaignSlogans to "help" the first major candidate with his campaign

Published March 23, 2015 6:47PM (EDT)

  (Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)
(Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com)

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) declared that he will be running for president Sunday night on Twitter, so it's only appropriate that the people of Twitter are now coming out in droves to help the first major candidate in the race write a slogan. Kind of.

Cruz noted in the video uploaded with his tweet, "I believe in America and her people, and I believe we can stand up and restore our promise." Let's just say, if the Twitter trending topic #TedCruzCampaignSlogans is an accurate metric, people are having a much more challenging time returning that same belief to the champion of local control.

Even TV personality Montel Williams couldn't resist using the trending topic for a history lesson: "Because the last time we elected 1st term Senator the result was just swell."

Here are some of the best #TedCruzCampaignSlogans so far:

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By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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