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):
How Ted Cruz’s speech is playing with Liberty U kids on Yik Yak pic.twitter.com/gh4xbmVsSU
— Tyler Kingkade (@tylerkingkade) March 23, 2015
More from Liberty University Yik Yak, what students talking about as Cruz talks pic.twitter.com/N6pOnX0yJN
— Masuma Ahuja (@masumaahuja) March 23, 2015
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.