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Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Marchmaine
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    New York values and all that.

    The literary side of me is kinda fascinated by this particular cycle because we’re almost getting pure avatars running for various parts of the Republican Constituency and it seems to be illustrating the real number of voters that make up these blocks. Cruz really is the Evangelical Avatar – he’s 100% on target with that demographic, but leaves quite a few SoCons out in the cold (a sizable minority, let’s say). Trump is the Regan Democrat Avatar… Rubio is the Neo-Con Avatar, JEB! is the Donor Avatar, and Rand Paul, well, he forgot his costume.Report

  2. Avatar trizzlor
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    I have a very hard time buying the claim that a pro-Cruz PAC is going rogue on the Cruz campaign. I guess it’s some kind of progress that Cruz has to distance himself, but it’s a pretty thin silver lining.Report

    • Avatar Will Truman in reply to trizzlor
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      Well, theoretically, they’re not supposed to be communicating at all. Which is sort of a nudge-wink thing, but given the speed with which Cruz distanced themselves from it, I actually suspect they didn’t know.Report

      • Avatar Stillwater in reply to Will Truman
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        I’m with trizz on this. I think the logic – cynical to be sure – is that the ad is a win-win for Cruz: he gets the benefit of swinging Lost Causers against Trump while appearing to take the high road by denouncing the ad itself. Perfectly coordinated, perfectly consistent with the type of cynicism that’s coming to define his campaign.Report

        • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Stillwater
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          It’s possible, and I’m inclined to think the worst about Cruz, but that’s just not the vibe I’m getting here. Especially given that it came with the whole LGBT staffer thing, which backfired more tangibly.

          Either way, this did not become the central issue of the primary I was expecting it to be, and that makes me a hit happy.Report

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