Ted Cruz’s freshman roommate at Princeton, Craig Mazin, has spent the past year trashing Cruz – not so much for his politics but for his “awful personality.”
“Ted Cruz keeps losing to a reality show host, which is deeply pleasing to me,” Mazin tweeted this morning. “’Only Ted Cruz can unite the party’ is the saddest sentence in politics right now.”
“We know for a FACT that Cruz does the OPPOSITE.”
"Only Ted Cruz can unite the party" is the saddest sentence in politics right now. We know for a FACT that Cruz does the OPPOSITE.
— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) March 23, 2016
It’d be better for Cruz if Mazin simply hated him for his ideology, but that’s not the case.
“I want to be clear, because Ted Cruz is a nightmare of a human being,” Mazin said in 2013. “I have plenty of problems with his politics, but truthfully his personality is so awful that 99% of why I hate him is just his personality.”
“If he agreed with me on every issue, I would hate him only 1% less.”
He isn’t alone in that assessment: numerous people who have worked with Cruz at various levels in his political career universally despise him with a passion that transcends politics.
“If truth serum was given to the staff of the 2000 Bush campaign (which Cruz worked on), a huge percentage would vote for Trump over Cruz,” former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd tweeted.
if truth serum was given to the staff of the 2000 Bush campaign (which Cruz worked on), a huge % would vote for Trump over Cruz.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) November 24, 2015
Another Bush insider lamented: “Why do people take such an instant dislike to Ted Cruz? It just saves time.”
It is revealing that Cruz was the only high-level Bush adviser who didn’t get a job at the White House: he was instead given an irrelevant position at the FTC.
“He’s pretty much done for and stifled [in the Senate], and it’s really because of personal relationships, or lack of personal relationships, and it is a problem,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said.