Have you noticed how weird politics has gotten?
I don’t mean government spying on us or never-ending wars or crony capitalism or rights violations or mounting trillions in debt or new, innovative forms of waste, fraud and abuse.
I’m just talking about the presidential horse race.
The Donald is way out front on the Republican side. Trump is . . . interesting: rude-to-obnoxious, but definitely not a mealy-mouthed, play-it-by-the-focus-group politician. Still, his weakness may be all the “business” he’s done with politicians, taking advantage of eminent domain and other purchased governmental powers.
I’m glad to see Carly Fiorina moving up. If 2016 is going to be the year American voters choose a woman to be president — and why not? — please let it be Carly Fiorina.
The other woman running is . . . let me check my notes . . . oh, yes, Hillary Clinton. After weeks of campaigning in a style that I think can best be described as “going underground,” she went on vacation.
But she can’t stay in hiding forever. (Can she?)
Democrats are getting so nervous that they’re talking — seriously — about a Joe Biden candidacy.
Why Biden? Having spent the last 43 years wielding power in Washington, will he be packaged as an outsider?
“The short answer is Clinton may be in real legal trouble,” writes conservative Jennifer Rubin. “The longer answer is that the Democrats need to make this election about the Republicans. With Clinton, that is impossible.”
Yes, the Democrats are more popular when the public is thinking about Republicans. And vice versa.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.