One of the things I most detest about how our primaries and general elections work is that after months of working to make their opponents look like the devil incarnate (i.e. ad hominem attacks rather than careful discussion of substantive policy differences), losing candidates in the primaries suddenly endorse the winners and in many cases become their biggest cheerleaders.
And the political class wonders why the public is cynical and doesn’t take what they have to say very seriously.
That Ted Cruz stopped short of endorsing Donald Trump yesterday at the RNC convention garnered him lots of attention, much of it unpleasant. I’m still not convinced Cruz is everything his supporters hope and wish him to be. But his advice to the gathered crowd to “vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom and to be faithful to the Constitution” is probably one of the sanest and wisest things to be said thus far this election season.