“Conventional is not for me. I like things that are uniquely [me]. I like being different.” – Florence Griffith Joyner (four-time Olympic gold medalist, track and field)
This morning, I had planned to get up and work on my book, “What Women Want.” After an Olympic moment, the “Alphabet Soup” news emerged like cockroaches in the darkness. It was a day that ends in “y,” I suppose, so they were bashing Ted Cruz.
That is nothing new. But I couldn’t believe the context.
I choked on my coffee as I listened to two grown men (Bob Schieffer and Bob Woodward) acting like junior high school girls gossiping about how Ted Cruz sits alone in the cafeteria, because he hasn’t gone along with the clique. He isn’t doing what the “in crowd” wants him to do, so his punishment is ostracization by the kids in school. He is the quintessential rebel.
Since when is “who sits with whom in the lunchroom” journalism? How does that pass the smell test for serious news analysis?
As I was repining that scenario, I realized I had to write this, and that my book was going to have to wait.
If you look at all the potential presidential candidates, Ted Cruz is the only one who is yet to take a position that is opposed to most Americans.
Most Americans love him. From his rugged, asymmetrical “real guy” look, to his cheery, twinkle-eyed, Reaganesque smile, he feels all American and familiar. That is precisely why the news media want to drag him down.