I'm running for President and I hope to earn your support! pic.twitter.com/0UTqaIoytP— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 23, 2015
"It's going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to help make America great again," says newly announced Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz in his first campaign video, which was posted to Twitter last night. So what the hell are shots of New York's Brooklyn Bridge and SF's Golden Gate Bridge doing in that video?
Sure, there are probably a handful of Ted Cruz-supporting, extremely conservative potential voters in each of those cities, but the numbers are so tiny as to be negligible. So the question is "Why bother?" when it comes to showing images of these places where most of Ted Cruz's supporters would only reluctantly go on vacation, and only then armed with Bibles and liberal repellant.
It may be that at this early stage in the game, the Cruz camp had to grab whatever third-rate video editor they could find to throw something together with stock video reels, and the direction was just "images of different coast-to-coast locales, and American flags." And in jumping out first ahead of presumed top contenders Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, with a video that includes liberal bastions alongside a desert and a child playing at a beach, he's just trying to scrape up any Republicans who hate the Bushes, aren't swayed by Walker, aren't too keen on Rand Paul, and know Chris Christie can't go all the way. (Paul, by the way, is scheduled to kick of his campaign on April 7.)
In other news, be prepared for Democrats to pounce immediately on the citizenship question regarding Cruz he was born in Canada to a Cuban-born father and an American mother, and held dual Canadian and American citizenship until 2014. As NPR notes, Cruz has claimed that because his mother was American, that made him a "natural-born citizen" of the U.S. as the Constitution requires. Here's his Canadian birth certificate, via the Dallas Morning News.
Twitter has already begun exploding with fun campaign slogans.