Ted Cruz hints at spoiler for new "Star Wars" movie

Ted Cruz opted to skip watching the Democratic debate Saturday, choosing instead to see the seventh installment in the "Star Wars" epic, "The Force Awakens."

At a campaign stop in Alabama, he called it "far more realistic than whatever was said at the Democratic debate," and then he went on to hint strongly at a key moment of the movie.

"I'm not going to be a spoiler," he told reporters, "but as someone who grew up, as someone who stood with his dad for three hours to see the opening of 'The Empire Strikes Back,' as someone who grew up, as a kid, idolizing Han Solo as perhaps the coolest character in all of cinema, I will say there was an image last night that will scar me forever. I'm not going to spoil what it is, but it was highly traumatic."

He was evidently briefed on the highlights of Hillary Clinton's performance in the debate -- or caught a few clips online, because he had a response ready. "[I]t doesn't surprise me that Hillary Clinton is trying to find somebody to blame ISIS on because you can see the disaster of foreign policy, the rise of radical Islamic terrorism, the rise of ISIS, happened on her watch, happened under the Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton foreign policy. It is a manifest disaster."