Well, the polls are in and – not to put too fine a point on it – President Obama has bombed. Last week, disregarding the convention that heads of government don’t intervene directly in the internal elections of friendly states, the president came to London to tell us to vote to stay in the European Union. He didn’t hint or suggest or imply. He told us bluntly that, if we left the EU, we’d go “to the back of the queue” when it came to signing trade deals with Washington.
So … are we having fun yet?
I’ve been eating jambalaya and drinking with old friends visiting from the Netherlands tonight. We spoke of Ignatius J. Reilly. My No. 1 Son came to the table at some point and told us that Ted Cruz had dropped out of the race, and that the Republican Party belonged to Donald Trump.
I think you can tell a tremendous amount about a person, intellectually and psychologically speaking, by the extent to which a person is willing to believe in conspiracy theories. I think most people fall somewhere on the spectrum of reasonable credulity, in which conspiracies that are supported by a great amount of evidence are believed or disbelieved based mainly on ideological predispositions.
Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMorris: 2016 a 1952 redux Budowsky: Bernie Sanders, dream merchant Jane Sanders: Trump won’t convert Bernie’s supporters MORE leads Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Bernie Sanders, dream merchant Jane Sanders: Trump won’t convert Bernie’s supporters Poll: Sanders leads by 8 points in West Virginia MORE by 2 points in a head-to-head matchup, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey.