The Washington Post gave Ted Cruz an early Christmas gift.
Washington Post's editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes depicted GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz as Santa with two little monkeys, representing Cruz's daughters.
Telnaes tried to make fun of Ted Cruz's campaign videos that feature his two daughters to complete the American Family picture. Ted Cruz lashed out at the Post on Twitter saying: "Classy. @washingtonpost makes fun of my girls. Stick w/ attacking me--Caroline & Catherine are out of your league."
His rival Marco Rubio even jumped on Cruz's side and tweeted: "Wash Post cartoon featuring @tedcruz’s children is disgusting. The Post saying the kids are “fair game” is even worse."
The Washington Post has pulled the Ted Cruz cartoon in response to the uproar. The Post's editor Fred Hiatt issued this statement: "It’s generally been the policy of our editorial section to leave children out of it. I failed to look at this cartoon before it was published. I understand why Ann thought an exception to the policy was warranted in this case, but I do not agree."
Little kids in general should be kept out of a lot of things including cartoons, Star Wars and political campaign videos. The net result for Ted Cruz is though that he is the top trending query on Google because of the cartoon scandal.
The Washington Post has just very likely given him a boost in his poll numbers. There is the ever true fact that there is no bad publicity and on top of that he and especially his cute daughters are the victims.
This cartoon could just be enough for Ted Cruz to pass Donald Trump in the polls. According to the recently published poll of the Quinnipiac University, Trump only has a 4% lead over Cruz.
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Update: Hah! Even the Washington Post thinks now that they gave Ted Cruz a gift with the cartoon scandal. Certainly unintended, but they did and Ted Cruz will have a Merry Christmas.