Imagine there's no IRS. It's easy if you try. No economic stagnation or government regulation around us. Ahead of us only five, six job offers for college graduates.

During his speech at Liberty University announcing his candidacy for president Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) engaged in a long riff on imagining a brave new world in which the economy was booming and there was less government regulation, beginning each line with the word "imagine." So The Takeaway, a national news program hosted by John Hockenberry, mashed it up with John Lennon's "Imagine."

And it's amazing.

And here is the video of Cruz saying "imagine" more than 40 times: