Of the four Republicans trying to revive their campaigns at Tuesday's undercard GOP debate, Lindsey Graham was the clear winner, at least in terms of humor and candor. In one of the greatest moments, Senator Graham went after fellow contender Ted Cruz's favorite cinematic masterpiece: The Princess Bride.
"Princess Buttercup would not like this," Graham quipped at Cruz's proposed policies for Syria. It's a particularly low blow: not only is the movie Ted Cruz's favorite to quote from, but the actor who played its star, Mandy Patinkin, recently went after Cruz, saying he'd missed the movie's message.
— POLITICO Video (@POLITICOvideo) December 16, 2015
Naturally, Twitter had jokes. Here are some of the best:
Graham 2016: Princess Buttercup Would Love This
— Max J. Rosenthal (@maxjrosenthal) December 16, 2015
Princess Buttercup Responds: "You're Wrong. I Would Like This." #GOPDebate
— Margarita Noriega (@margarita) December 16, 2015
I did not have "Princess Bride" or "Princess Buttercup" on my debate bingo card :(
— Colin Campbell (@BKcolin) December 16, 2015
"Is this the Princess Bride election?" *writes medium post* *becomes thought leader* #GOPDebate
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) December 16, 2015
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