Don’t know if you know about Yik Yak, the anonymous social media app that’s becoming a big and controversial thing on college campuses. And you have to wonder if Ted Cruz’ campaign knew about it before holding his big announcement event at a college. Even as receptive an audience as Liberty students had some snarky things to say about Cruz’s big speech, as noted by a couple of reporters looking in on Yik Yank posts (which require physical proximity):

I’d say there’s a decent chance this stuff will get more media attention than Cruz’s actual speech, which is apparently a ho-hum recitation of predictable talking points offering nothing of interest to anyone who’s heard his act before. Since he’s supposed to be the dazzling orator of the GOP field, that’s a problem for him.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.