There is no sense of normalcy in the world for me when a committed old communist and a reality TV star are the leading contenders in America’s upcoming presidential election. My round-up addresses some of the craziness, as well as lots of other stuff.
Debunking Ted Cruz myths. Like me, my friend Trevor Loudon supports Ted Cruz, seeing him as the candidate who is most deeply invested in returning American government to its constitutional framework. He’s therefore posted at his site a detailed article debunking many of the most ugly myths and insults hurled at Ted Cruz. Whether or not you support Cruz, you might find the post illuminating. And no, Ted Cruz didn’t steal Iowa, isn’t in league with McConnell, isn’t a globalist, and doesn’t make his employees hate him.
Thomas Sowell endorses Ted Cruz. Thomas Sowell is one of the greatest living economists and intelligent thinkers. The fact that he endorses Ted Cruz — an endorsement given extra urgency with Justice Scalia’s death — should mean a great deal.
The trouble with Trump. The South Carolina debate is long gone, and the primary is tomorrow, but if you have a minute, read Ace’s analysis of Trump’s attack on George W. Bush during the S.C. debate. Ace offers an important analysis of the trouble with Trump, and it’s the fact that his ego leaves no room for anyone else’s.
On Trump and political blogging. Neo-Neocon has written a really superb piece about the nature of political blogging when you’re a blogger like me: you’ve been around for a long time, you have a wonderful crew of dedicated readers, you can’t get traction with a larger audience, and your thought process is just plodding enough when you think about a story that you miss the news cycle and the caravan has already moved on when you finally publish an important insight or factual data point. (Neo-Neocon is a much better writer and thinker than I, so her story is sadder than mine. She should have so much more traction than she does.) Anyway, Neo-Neocon shares her insights into Trump’s hollering that “Bush lied and people died” — insights that are unlike any others out there, and that are also a whole lot better and more informative than you got from the first 24-hour news cycle.
Trump thinks he’s Bernie Sanders. Trump went to MSNBC to have his ego massaged . . . I mean, to sell himself to the 360 Progressives who still watch that channel, and amused his small audience when he confused himself with Bernie Sanders. Really. Meanwhile, Cruz, Rubio, and Carson offered thoughtful political commentary at C-SPAN.