Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Presumptive Nominee

Ted Cruz had a bad day yesterday. After Donald Trump basically accused Cruz' father of being involved in the JFK assassination, Cruz went nuts. He called Trump "a pathelogical liar" and "a serial philanderer" and "utterly amoral".

Then, he lost Indiana to the guy. So, he dropped out of the race. Now he will probably have to call Trump "his candidate". (By the way...I know this happens in every election to a lesser extent, but after some of the things his fellow Republicans have said about Trump, how in the world can they possibly vote for him? They will, though.)

Anyway, the thing that was interesting to me as a media analyst, was the discussion of the word "presumptive nominee". Each of the networks had a slightly different take on it. TV Newser has the details.

As far as I'm concerned, it's just a matter of semantics at this point. It looks like it will be Trump vs. Clinton--the two most disliked candidates in history.