“Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
We’re finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.”
This is from Neil Young’s “Ohio” which was recorded by Crosby, Still, Nash & Young.
I remember the day vividly 46 years ago today. Kent State definitely had an impact on my view of politics.
Sen. Ted Cruz is a very smart guy. So it does not surprise me that he dropped out last night. There was no way for him to get the nomination.
Former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was on CNN yesterday and was asked about Cruz’s rant on Donald Trump earlier in the day. Jindal reminded us that Cruz was the last of the 16 GOP presidential candidates to go after Trump and was praising Trump as late as this past September. Jindal and a whole lot of GOP national leaders are not the least bit bothered that Cruz is now out of the race. Now that’s what you call a Washington cartel reaction.
Here is a good story on the Cruz campaign from Politico.com: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/05/ted-cruz-2016-drop-out-presidential-race-indiana-213868.
Now it is up to Latino Dem leaders all across the country to get Latino voters to the polls this November in record numbers. We have one heck of a motivator so if we don’t show up, we may never will. Si se puede?
Check out what Nate Silver says here about the Trump campaign: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-republican-voters-decided-on-trump/.
Commentary is going to say it again. The GOP deserves Donald Trump as their 2016 leader. Back in the President’s first term, when Trump was leading the birther charge, the national GOP leadership was silent. Heck, during the 2012 GOP presidential primary, Mitt Romney went to Trump Tower to get Trump’s blessing. Last year, when Trump launched his bid and went off on immigrants, most of the GOP leadership was once again silent. Well, now Trump is their drum major so don’t act shocked.
This tweet came out today:
As of today, Houstonians will once again have Sen. Ted Cruz all to ourselves. Will we see him at community events? #abc13
Well, he’s never played the role of a U.S. Senator from Texas. He started running for president once he got elected in 2012 and I kind of suspect that he’s going to keep on running for the 2020 nod. I don’t expect him to be spending much time going to local chamber of commerce banquets or Rotary Club luncheons.
I am skipping the MLB question today.
I tweeted this from The Yard last night:
A couple of folks applauded and another couple gave me the thumbs up.
A SpringerDinger left The Yard last night – literally. It hit the top of the railroad tracks and made its way toward Crawford. I wonder who scooped it up? We pulled out the victory and it is Dollar Dog Night this evening.