Since the fateful day Ted Cruz announced his now-suspended presidential campaign, his daughters Caroline Cruz, age 7, along with her sister Catherine, 5, have been trotted out regularly, always in matching outfits, in a largely ineffective bid to help their father pretend that he is not the golem of Prague.
Caroline Cruz, in particular, has made a name for herself in this election—sprinting away from her father, flinching from his embrace, staunchly refusing when her mother prompted her to say, prior to the New York primary, that her favorite state is New York. (Heidi: please.)
In honor of the first day of Caroline Cruz’s retirement, let’s take a brief look back at her quiet, expressive rebellion, and imagine what our young heroine might have been thinking.
Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.
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According to family history, my aunt was a notoriously shy child to the point where she was often scolded for rudeness. I imagine Caroline has a similar situation. I was a shy kid too, who eventually learned how to hide it entirely (so now a lot of people seem surprised when I say I’m introverted—friendly and seemingly outgoing do not equal extroverted, my friend).
Team Caroline—because I hope in ten years she’s the pres of her school’s Young Democrats