WATCH: Jon Stewart hilariously lambastes Ted Cruz campaign starter

Jon Stewart and Ted Cruz

Yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) announced his official bif for the presidency to a packed house at Liberty University (note: all attendees were required to be there).

In full recognition of the event’s obvious comedic potential, Stewart opens his nightly segment with: “”Was there big news today for Republicans? Or maybe me?”

My personal favorite part: “I may owe Mitt Romney an apology,” noted the faux-uncomfortable Stewart regarding Cruz’s overly elaborate announcement preparation tactics. “Even the Mitt-Romney-Tron 3000 didn’t have to rehearse ‘waving and kissing’.”

Watch the clip, courtesy of Comedy Central: