Stephen Fox: After putting to rest Roy Moore in Alabama, Texas is the political race that interests me the most as both a political and intellectual challenge, like a chess game from afar, is El Paso Congressman Beto O’Rourke’s challenge of Cruz.
RJ Eskow: Ted Cruz was the loudest and most aggressive Texas Republican who voted to deny aid for Sandy’s victims. Now it’s time for Cruz to step up, grow up, and admit he was wrong.
Steve Hochstadt: Politicians who promise voters that they will commit war crimes reveal how unsuitable they are as world leaders. Their words have already tarnished respect for America among nations.
Joe Palermo: These latest lines of attack — Trump criticizing Hillary Clinton for belonging to the female gender and Cruz turning to Fiorina as the anti-Hillary — not only expose Trump’s misogyny and Cruz’s cynicism, but the underlying Republican attitude toward women in politics generally.
Ted Vaill: Will they deny Trump the nomination, and hand it to the new “establishment” candidate, “Lyin’ Ted Cruz”, as Trump calls him, or draft the “reluctant” Paul Ryan to save the party from destruction?
Lila Garrett: Maybe it’s what they don’t have that accounts for their happiness. The first three things they don’t have is Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Hillary Clinton running for President.
Walter Brasch: If the Republicans have a contested convention or if Trump has captured enough delegate votes to be the nominee it could mean a continuing decline of the Republican party. President Donald Trump
Brent Budowsky: The problem facing the GOP establishment is that none of the center-right candidates — all of whom would be credible candidates and presidents — have emerged as front-runners for the anybody-but-Cruz mantle. Cruz or Trump
Larry Wines: This morning, S.E. Cupps gave her lucid characterization of the Democratic debate and indeed, the Democratic primary race, saying concisely, “Bernie is a cause. Hillary is a corporation.” Goofy Republican Candidates
Tina Dupuy: So while Republicans are swooning over Bernie, I’m obsessed with the Republican field for the same reason I spent a year getting into Real Housewives of Whatever Awful Place: I loathe all the cast members.
Randy Shaw: The best news for Sanders and the Democratic Party is that his Iowa finish ensures a long, competitive race. How Bernie Won
Brent Budowsky: Numerous polls suggest Trump’s politics of perpetual insults have created negative ratings so high among general election voters that both Clinton and Sanders could defeat him by epic landslide margins.
Tom Hastings: Ted Cruz wants to be a war criminal. I wish him luck. I hope he has a nice run for Grand Dragon of the Free Willies Republic of Texas.