Somehow a crafty operative found a 1988 video of a very young and thin Ted Cruz, talking to a fellow student at Second Baptist School in Houston, Texas.
Just posted to YouTube two days ago, the video has already garnered nearly half a million views.
The individual who posted the video is posing as “Young Ted Cruz” as his profile name and just joined the video site on January 23rd of this year.
Whether or not the video was released by an opposing campaign is unclear and unlikely as disclosure would be necessary.
That’s not to say an operative far enough away from another candidate’s campaign could not have found and posted the clip . . . or it could simply one of Cruz’s classmates who found the old footage.
Regardless of the speculation on motives, the young Cruz was asked what his aspirations are.
After quipping, “Aspirations? Is that like sweat on my butt?” Cruz joked then responded with a cocky, “Take over the world, world domination, you know, rule everything, rich, powerful, that sort of stuff.”
While the words of a cocky 18 year-old should be taken with a grain of salt, the video closed with an old video of Cruz’s father, Rafael, responding to the young Cruz’s “aspirations.”
When asked, “Do you think Ted’s going to rule the world one day?” The father responded with the quick response, “I hope not.”
Here’s the video: