AMES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Perry is attacking Donald Trump’s credibility and branding the billionaire businessman “a cancer on conservatism.” Rick Santorum, a conservative stalwart, popped up on a TV program popular with liberals. Lindsey Graham set his cellphone on fire.
With the first debate of the Republican presidential campaign approaching, the White House hopefuls are trying everything they can to improve their polling position. A candidate needs to place in the top 10 in an average of national polls to meet the criteria Fox News Channel has set to take the stage Aug. 6 in Cleveland.
Obvious anagram Reince Priebus had one job to do: set the ground rules for the debates, and he punted to Fox, and therefore this is really his doing. So when he invoked Reagan’s Eleventh Commandment the other day… well, it is to laugh.
I’m still betting that Fire ‘Em All Fiorina will still make the cut somehow, because she is a strategically important fig leaf for the inherent sexism of the Republicans.