Ted Cruz is a big "Simpsons" fan.
Cruz recited the line, but messed it up. Instead of saying "twirling towards freedom," he said "twirling into the future" (you can watch the clip for yourself here).
It could be a forgivable error. Who among us hasn't been a few words off when reciting our favorite movie lines (even this above gif isn't verbatim, using "spinning" instead of "twirling")? But Cruz, a staunch conservative who wants to reignite the promise of America, botched the most important part: the part about freedom.
Simpsons' showrunner Al Jean didn't return the love. "To paraphrase Kang, 'Ted Cruz?' Go ahead, throw away your vote," Jean told the Daily Beast.
Cruz also said he unwinds on the campaign trail by playing games on his iPhone (Plants vs. Zombies 2, Alien Creeps and Candy Crush), and he watches "House of Cards" ("wonderfully fun" and "mind candy") and "Game of Thrones."
Anyways, here's what Cruz might look like if he was on "The Simpsons," via "The Simpsonmaker":