Oh wow, these moments are so awkward it makes you wonder if Ted Cruz's family needs a professional producer to show them how to hug him.
Thanks to the (few) rules governing campaign Super PACs, candidates aren’t technically allowed to coordinate with them. Which means candidates can’t technically feed them hours and hours of raw video footage for future campaign ads. Candidates can however, casually leave them on a neglected YouTube account for Super PACs to find. And thank god they can, because Ted Cruz did.
The footage is, as CNN noted, deeply painful to watch. Long periods of coaching and silence are followed by clearly scripted word of praise for dear Ted. Hugs are repeated.
We’ve compiled the best worst bits of raw Cruz we could find. We’re sorry.
I just think it's sad that someone running for President can't be caught in a spontaneous moment with their family without a director telling them what to do.