With the media intensely consumed by backstabbing in political books and strategy for a presidential election that is three years away, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) picked a good time to be reelected by a large margin.
Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulWhat to watch for on Day 2 at the GOP convention Cyber squatters sitting on valuable VP web addresses Majority of GOP senators to attend Trump convention MORE (R-Ky.) picked a bad time to be slammed with a new plagiarism charge, and Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzGuess which Cuban-American 2016 candidate best set themselves up for 2020? RNC chairman defends Trump linking Cruz’s dad to JFK assassin It's midnight in America MORE (R-Texas) picked the worst time to be sliming in birther waters yet again.
Paul needs to upgrade his staff. Whoever is writing his material is going to paint the Paul name with the perjury brush, because the charge, fair or not, is starting to stick. I do not personally think it is fair. Paul is sloppy, not dishonest, but he is not ready for prime time.
Regarding the ubiquitous Cruz, the good news he is getting his wish and becoming a household name; the bad news is his name is about one-half as popular as Barack ObamaBarack ObamaA legacy on the line Senate should fix NATO's Montenegro problem Clinton to call on Black Lives Matter at Dem convention MORE at Obama's low.
I can't wait for Matt Drudge to put a banner headline on his website about the collapsing numbers of Cruz the next time he banners the weakening numbers of Obama.
The recently obsequious Cruz has been telling Republican senators, who regard him with as much respect as they offer Saddam Hussein, that he will not support primary election challenges against him.
Notice Sen. Mike LeeMike LeeObama signs opioid bill Thiel said to explain support for Trump in convention speech Convention erupts at Cruz snub MORE (R-Utah), now in trouble back in Utah, running faster than a greyhound at a Miami dog race, away from Cruz. Meanwhile Cruz, once accused of being disqualified by birth for the presidency, is now running away from his father, an argument against home schooling, who has now made birther comments against Obama.
Compared to Paul and Cruz, Barack Obama, who is not having his best month, looks like George Washington. And Christie, who is having his best month, looks like a Republican Winston Churchill, which I suggested in a column in The Hill months ago.