Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, the Canadian-born American Senator from Texas, has made leaps and bounds in the late stages of the 2016 Republican primaries. The very first to jump into the crowded clown car of the race, Ted Cruz is (essentially) the 2016 equivalent to 2008’s Huckabee and 2012’s Santorum. That’s right, he’s not an actual politician. He’s a joke candidate. Not one of entertainment values, like Donald Trump, but of his so-far-right religious extremism and radical intentions revolving around, well, faith and fear.