Viral Video of Sad Ted Cruz Dialing for Donald Gets No Respect From the Internet

Election '16

There’s nothing casual political observers enjoy more than a comeback kid—except, perhaps, the slow unraveling of a former candidate who hung up his pocket Constitution and endorsed for president the very man who insulted his wife’s appearance and insinuated his father killed John F. Kennedy.

Such is the tale of Ted Cruz, who just last year was gleefully courting voters with passable impressions of characters from The Princess Bride, and now finds himself sitting alone at a phone bank leaving voicemails urging people to support the candidate who, in front of millions of Americans, dubbed him “Lyin’ Ted Cruz.”

Cruz—who in the past called GOP nominee Donald Trump a “pathological liar,” “sniveling coward” and “small and petty man”—began his witless descent from grandstanding conservative detested by most of his colleagues to spineless political opportunist last month. Despite garnering boos at the GOP convention for imploring voters to “vote your conscience," Cruz reversed his position two months later, telling supporters he plans to cast his ballot for the Republican nominee.

"After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on election day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump,” Cruz wrote on Facebook.

Now, it seems Cruz is doing even more than just voting for Trump; Thursday, a video emerged showing Cruz at a phone bank in Ft. Worth, Texas, encouraging voters to cast their ballot for the Republican nominee. But while Cruz’s words say “vote for Trump,” his actions very clearly say “help me.”

Unsurprisingly, the internet had some fun with the video, even merging Sad Ted Cruz with Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence” in one and with Gary Jules' "Mad World" in another. Check out some of the best reactions below:

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