Momma told me not to run

You should have listened to your mother, Jeb!  The contrast between your embarrassing performance at the border with the Donald’s evisceration of Jorge Ramos is truly humiliating.  A week kneed flop sweat choke versus a masterful display of political balls.

Jeb! decided he needed to prove his political manhood by taking on Trump, and is getting his ass handed to him.  If this keeps up Jeb! will be out of the race after New Hampshire.  Mother knows best, Jeb!  You’re a Bush, you should know that.

Every new poll reaffirming Trump’s dominance is a repudiation of Jeb!, because the Donald is his antithesis.  What was supposed to set Jeb! apart from the field was his appeal to Hispanics.  The Deep Thinkers in the Beltway convinced themselves that Hispanics are now the key voting bloc in Presidential politics, and that Jeb! was the man to get those votes.  He married a Mexican girl, is fluent in Spanish, and has deep family connections to Mexico’s ruling elite.  Jeb! loves Mexicans!   They’ll love him!  When they cross the border it’s an act of love.  It’s love everywhere you look.  It all made so much sense.  It was all such complete hogwash.

This election will be won or lost in Middle America, in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Pennsylvania.  The key demographic in these states is the white working class, not Hispanics.  A whole lot of these swing voters are completely pissed off at illegal immigration, and will take Trump over Bush in a heartbeat.

Yesterday Trump got around to the question I’ve wanted to ask since Kate Steinle was murdered in San Francisco:  When her killer snuck into this country, was that an act of love?

I’ve rarely seen a finer performance than Trump taking down the Univision reporter.  All it lacked was a memorable one liner, like, oh, I don’t know, “Mr.Green, I paid for that microphone!”  I’ve got a name for the reality show we watch every day  — As the World Turns.  Trump’s the top bill, and he did an award winner yesterday.  Give the man his due.

It’s funny how sometimes one fairly obscure person can have a huge impact.  Right now that person is Jill Biden, Joe’s wife.  It’s her call.  He wants to do it, Obama wants him to do it, but he must have her blessing.  It’s asking a lot of this woman.  She raised Beau as her own, since he was just a very little boy, and his death had to be devastating.  She really doesn’t want to do anything but grieve and stay close to her remaining family.  If Joe runs, she knows what she’s in for, and she knows what Joe will have to go through as well.  I hate to say this, but she would be a big asset in the campaign.  Everyone who is aware of what she just went through is going to be totally sympathetic.  I don’t know anything about Jill Biden, but I know the type.  She loves Joe, and she’ll do it for him.

As Biden ascends, Hillary descends.  We’ll see if a reverse bandwagon kicks in.  It could all fall apart pretty quickly.  Hillary’s not inevitable, but she’s still the favorite.  When she loses even that, and it could happen overnight, the long knives come out.  People have held grudges against the Clintons for years, but have been afraid to act for fear of reprisal.  But if there is no prospect of either of them ever holding public office, and power, again, it’s time to settle up.

When no one’s afraid of the big bad wolf, she’s in danger.

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