Opinion-Policy Nexus

As the Republican presidential nomination contest slides into a somewhat predictable pattern, media coverage has moved beyond which candidate is collecting the largest number of delegates to the question of whether the leader — Donald Trump — can be stopped short of a majority on the first ballot of the July convention in Cleveland.

From a Democratic perspective, it should be noted that the more objectionable the Republican candidate is, the more likely he is to lose to the Democrat candidate, presumably Hillary Clinton.

Even if we accept the media obsession that Donald Trump, is a crude, irresponsible, racist, sexist, narcissistic, arrogant, puerile, bullying, demagogic, deceitful, boastful huckster, a case can be made that from a liberal perspective, Ted Cruz would be even worse.

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Monday, March 28, 2016 - 09:38