Ted Cruz announced he's running for president yesterday, and now we just have to accept the fact that he's going to be in our lives for at least the next year. The more we find out about the junior senator from Texas, the more we'll come to loathe him. He's already off to a hot start with this revelation from his interview with CBS This Morning.

Dude turned his back on the devil's music he was raised on, rock n' roll, following 9/11. Apparently the genre's response to the attacks wasn't quite red, white, and blue enough for Cruz's liking. Country, however, was on point. 

"And it’s a very strange—I actually intellectually find this very curious," Cruz said. "But on 9/11, I didn’t like how rock music responded. And country music collectively, the way they responded, it resonated with me. And I have to say, just at a gut level—I had an emotional reaction that says, ‘These are my people.’ And so ever since 2001, I listen to country music."

We too find this curious, and not just because the man who doesn't believe in climate change used "intellectually" in a sentence. Did Cruz not hear The Rising, Bruce Springsteen's Grammy-nominated album dedicated to the September 11 attacks? Does he think ditching rock for country is going to make us think he's more 'Merican? Does he realize cowboy boots don't work with suits. At. All. 

Hopefully we'll find out the answers as the campaign picks up steam.