Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ted Cruz pours gasoline on himself and strikes a match

Wow! I don't think I have ever seen a major political figure fall so far, so fast, and then turn around and commit political suicide on prime time national television.

Long time blog readers will know that I am no fan of the Donald for a variety of reasons. So given what passed between the two during an exceptionally rough campaign season I can absolutely forgive Ted for not endorsing Trump. There are more than a few stars in the GOP orbit who are maintaining a discreet silence and staying away from the convention.

But you don't accept an invitation to deliver a prime time address at the national convention, and then use it to directly undercut your party's nominee. This was not just bad form. It was dishonorable. There are a lot of political sins that can be forgiven with the passage of time and other factors. Gross disloyalty, some are calling it calculated treachery, is not generally one of them.

Cruz has two years left in his term as a US Senator. No, I don't think it's too early to begin updating his resume.

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