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It’s a cultural and political Rorschach test: When you look at the face of the actor Mandy Patinkin, whom do you see? Saul Berenson from “Homeland,” or Inigo Montoya from “The Princess Bride”?

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been quoting the youthful Montoya on the campaign trail. Now the grown-up Saul has begun to object.

Patinkin’s remarks on the subject are so thoughtful, it’s tempting to suggest he ought to consider a run for the White House. (On the other hand, the man’s an accomplished actor. Maybe he’s just acting thoughtful.)

Here’s Patinkin on CBS:

And here’s Cruz on the campaign trail: