This election is, unquestionably, the meme election. And now that Jeb Bush and his made-for-Vine face have dropped out, one meme is ascendant: Ted Cruz Is the Zodiac Killer.
To be clear, Ted Cruz is not the Zodiac Killer, who terrorized the Bay Area for years in the 1970s. But Ted Cruz Is the Zodiac Killer is a meme that feels almost preordained for this cartoon of an election cycle. Of course Ted Cruz Is the Zodiac Killer; why wouldn’t he be? Launched on Twitter, the meme has transferred itself to a Facebook page called Ted Cruz Is the Zodiac Killer.”
Ted Cruz Is the Zodiac Killer has also been a T-shirt slogan — as Tim Faust, the activist who’s raised $30,000 for a Texas abortion clinic selling the shirts, told Broadly, “I first saw Ted Cruz speak in the flesh back in 2013, when I was covering the GOP convention in Texas. He is extremely lifelike” — and it’s now also a major poll question.
Though mathematically impossible, it makes complete sense. SF Weekly came up with a few more recent unsolved murders they may be able to pin to Cruz/Zodiac, however, and as main perpetrators of the meme have pointed out, Cruz has yet to address the allegations.