We get it, running for president is a tough job. You have to be charming, yet firm, funny, yet serious, you have to dance and make jokes and pander to every sort of different crowd. And even if you do something well, you still get criticized.
With that said, this Ted Cruz impersonation of Billy Crystal’s iconic Miracle Max character from “The Princess Bride” is just awful. It must be what his Texan dinner buddies think is a brilliant old Jew from Brooklyn voice, but to us it just sounds like nails on a chalkboard.
But we will give Cruz the benefit of the doubt for going all in and bringing the enthusiasm.
You can judge for yourself. Here is Cruz’s version:
Here is Crystal’s: