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"I may owe Mitt Romney an apology": Jon Stewart mocks Ted Cruz's absurdly creepy presidential announcement

Was Ted Cruz's presidential announcement the creepiest one of all time? Jon Stewart investigates


Colin Gorenstein
March 24, 2015 9:59PM (UTC)

Ted Cruz's creepy presidential announcement, which took place before a captive audience of Liberty University students, is really putting things in perspective for us all.

“I may owe Mitt Romney an apology,” Jon Stewart said on Monday's "Daily Show," after learning that Cruz and his wife actually practiced waving and kissing before the announcement.  “Even the Mitt Romneytron 3000 didn’t have to rehearse waving and kissing,” he continued.

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If you were wondering why so many of the students in the audience looked bored out of their minds (and why one girl was even wearing a Rand t-shirt): It's because the conservative Christian university required students to attend the Ted Cruz announcement as part of their weekly convocation. No word on whether the university also required students to text "constitution" to an undisclosed number, as per Cruz's orders.

“Let me clarify this a little bit: Students at Liberty University were required to attend a partisan political speech where a small-government conservative who had just promised he would respect privacy rights, told them if they cared about freedom, text your information to a mysterious address that collects your cell phone number for undisclosed purposes,” Stewart said.

Watch the clip below:

 


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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