The headline on Chris Cillizza’s piece over at WaPo, Maybe Hillary Clinton just isn’t a very good candidate, sorta/kinda says almost all that needs to be said about her campaign thus far.
Adam Liptak has a piece over at The New York Times worrying that the recent Supreme Court decision striking down an Arizona town’s signage ordinance will
roll consumer protection back to the 19th century.
I suppose one doesn’t have to worry about free speech rights if he thinks he is protected by the freedom of the press clause in the First Amendment.
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.
—William F. Buckley, Jr.
Too many people are focusing on the Donald Trump/Megyn Kelly dustup. While I believe his just-like-a-woman sort of remarks shows that Trump doesn’t have the right kind of personal demeanor to be President, it’s a distraction from the real reason to oppose him. He is wrong on many key issues. If he stays in the race long, he’ll wind up having to defend them. If the campaign and debates are substantive, he won’t be leading the pack for the fourth time around.
Obviously, five believers or so may stick with him to the end of the campaign season or until Trump says, “Most likely you go your way, and I’ll go mine,” and forms a third-party a la Ross Perot.
Erick Erickson, one of my codefendants in a couple of the Kimberlin LOLsuits, has disinvited Donald Trump to the RedState Gathering. He says that there are some lines that amateur politicians shouldn’t cross.
Decency is one of those lines.
Certainly, some of Trump’s remarks have been indecent, but that is the basis of his appeal to his supporters. He’s saying things they wish they could say, or, at least, he’s punching back at folks his supporters … ummm … dislike.
There is a certain uncouth honesty in Trump’s indecency, but it’s still indecent.
Bravo, Mr. Erickson!
John Hinderaker has a post over at PowerLine about socialism crumbling in Venezuela.
Lt. Col. Hugo Chavez was unavailable for comment.