The Daily Beast has a hit piece about Senator Ted Cruz’s time at Princeton. Probably because he’s–Corner readers know what’s coming next!–an old friend of mine (in all subsequent posts I’m just saying a.o.f.o.m. and linking to this one), I’ve got a few more thoughts than it deserves:
1) The denouement of the poker story, of which I was wholly unaware, makes me like him a bit more, which was clearly not the intended effect.
3) Liberal hit pieces on Cruz need to pick a story. Dana Milbank tells us Cruz is an opportunist pretending to be an ideologue; the Beast says he’s always been a nutter.
4) So the Beast found some classmates of Cruz at Princeton who think he’s too ideologically rigid to be a good president. (No doubt their own political views are delightfully eclectic.) So what?