Let’s ease into the weekend with a little Separated at Birth suggested by a long-time reader:
DOA Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland and former State Senator, Steve Lathrop!
Whew, what a week!
Trump and Cruz (and Kasich).
St. Paddy’s Day.
Ongoing March Madness.
Open convention talk.
Sasse for President.
Wait, what was that last one?
Yes, the talk still continues.
Apparently a large-ish group of conservatives gathered in Washington, D.C. Thursday to discuss How Do You Solve a Problem Like The Donald?
And their answer? Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse.
Well, the question, apparently, was “Who could we get to run as a third-party candidate?”
But Sasse has said no-way to such a scenario, and this suggestion wouldn’t seem to change that at all. Especially as it seems they are just spitballing names. And such a name would likely be a sacrificial lamb on the order of Merrick Garland.
Now let’s not be crazy though: If someone offered Ben Sasse the gig as President — maybe as a 6th-ballot candidate at an open convention — there’s no way he’d turn it down, no matter what denials he’s putting up now. I don’t know who would turn that down.
But that is very different than running as a 3rd-party candidate almost certainly doomed to failure.
In the mean time there is certainty that Trump will secure the nomination.
Or that it is absolutely going to an open convention.
Unless Cruz runs the table and gets the nom.
No wind in your hair for you!
Free and easy here on this Carl Curtis Open Comment Friday at Leavenworth St.
Just like cruisin’ down the highway…strapped safely and securely under your DOT approved helmet.