Let’s take a step back before we consider whether or not Ted Cruz is a philanderer.
The accusations come from the National Enquirer, and Donald Trump knows the publisher well. They were levied in the midst of an escalating war of words between the two candidates. And they seem out of place for Mr. Cruz. He doesn’t seem like the type.
That said, the National Enquirer was right about similar charges it raised for Jonathan Edwards and Gary Hart. And this wouldn’t be the first time a “family values” Republican has been exposed as a hypocrite.
In the absence of further proof, e.g., a mistress coming forward, we may just have to table the issue for now. On the other hand, this campaign has become so crazy, you never know what might happen next.
I guess we’ll just have to return to secondary issues such as the war on terror and the possible disintegration of the European Union.
On the Democratic side, they’ve been discussing these “minor” issues, and Secretary Clinton has given several policy speeches on the matter, proposing ideas such as an intelligence surge and increasing involvement in the region. She has shown herself to be slightly more interventionist than President Obama, though she praises his reasoned approach to the crisis.
Meanwhile, we’ll let the Republican race continue to devolve into the gutter.