In an effort widely seen by many to reinvigorate his campaign and flight against Donald Trumps growing momentum towards the inevitable Republican party presidential nomination, Ted Cruz has just announced that former Hewlett-Packer CEO and former fellow candidate for the GOP nomination Carly Fiorina.
"When you run for president, one the most solemn choices you make is the choice you make for vice president," said the Texas senator during a rally Wednesday afternoon in Indianapolis. "The characteristics you look for in a vice president are indeed the very same characteristics you look for in a president."
Cruz then listed variety of principles and characteristics he valued in a vice presidential candidate. "After a great deal of time and thought," he said "I have come to conclusion that if I am nominated to be president I will run on a ticket with my vice president Carly Fiorina."
The news leaked hours beforehand and quickly became a trending topic on twitter. Most everyone on the social seemed to express the same opinion: the the move was a desperate last-ditch effort and a bad idea;
Here are just some of the tweets about the announcement.
Saw Carly Fiorina trending and assumed she was today's "Becky with the good hair"
— Adrienne Marie (@STINGRAYdrienne) April 27, 2016
I didn't think it was possible, but Cruz has found a way to make himself even less attractive as a presidential candidate. Carly Fiorina ? — joe villa (@mikeejoe) April 27, 2016
Carly Fiorina is now a heartbeat away from becoming the answer to a future trivia question. — Apple Cider Radio (@AppleCiderRadio) April 27, 2016
CRUZ: My running mate shall be human female mammal Carly Fiorina, making us two human mammal politicians most definitely — Mark Agee (@MarkAgee) April 27, 2016
Nice of Carly Fiorina to lend her name to another losing campaign. — Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) April 27, 2016
*Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as his VP* I, too, will not be a nominee for president this year, but guess I gotta pick a VP now — Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) April 27, 2016
oddly enough, "Carly Fiorina" contains all the letters for "California" — Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) April 27, 2016
welcome to a world where picking Carly Fiorina as VP is seen as a smart move and Trump's foreign policy speech is seen as a serious attempt. — Greg Dworkin (@DemFromCT) April 27, 2016
Ted Cruz, who has been a senator for 3 yrs, just announced that Carly Fiorina, who has zero political experience, will be his running mate. — Adam Smith (@AdamSmith_USA) April 27, 2016
A recent tweet of mine only received two likes. Carly Fiorina is now its running mate. — Jeremy Hooper (@goodasyou) April 27, 2016
And of course there's this: