Local media love the damn thing.
Big-time, national investigative journalists betrayed their objectivity just to tell everyone how handsome the former presidential candidate has been looking during the lame duck session.
Thanks! https://t.co/4bKS1IcYOu— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 14, 2018
As is required for any political ephemera, Slate chimed in with a think piece. (Cruz's beard is "semi-hot," Christina Cauterucci opined.)
I deserve the ratio but....Ted Cruz’s beard looks good. pic.twitter.com/swkG9zqevU— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) December 12, 2018
People seriously can't get enough of this thing.
Thoughts on the unwelcome semi-hotness of Ted Cruz’s new beard: https://t.co/0YQXUTB0ci— Slate (@Slate) December 7, 2018
The Observer news vertical really doesn't know what to make of the whole thing. We're partial to our own beards, sure, but that has more to do with force of habit and general laziness than anything else. Looking for a second opinion, we polled Paige Skinner, our arts and music editor and admitted bearded-dude fan, for her thoughts on Cruz's scruff.
"You can't make Ted Cruz hot, but the beard helps," she told us. "I can't get the GIF of him eating whatever it is fell out of his nose out of my head, though."