The locals "newspapers" abandon Kasich and embrace Cruz
Mike Myer and the editorial writers probably aren't going to admit it but they've given up on John Kasich. If the locals still thought he had a chance they would not have printed Jonah Goldberg's column on Sunday:
Kasich Overstays His Welcome in GOP Race
Goldberg invokes John Belushi and an old Saturday Night Live bit to argue that Kasich is the "Thing That Wouldn't Leave." There's not much more in the column beyond Goldberg's rephrasing the same point again and again only to conclude:
All I know is that it's time for him to go."
Did Myer get his marching orders on Cruz?
Mike Myer's Saturday column was kinder to Kasich but the column also pointed to a switch to Cruz. Taking his cue from Robert Murray's fundraiser (or maybe it was direct orders), Myer tells us why "we" should support Cruz:
Cruz made it clear during a Wednesday fundraiser in Wheeling that he is 100 percent for coal and coal-fired electricity - and 100 percent is no exaggeration.
I'm sure getting $5,000-a-head at a dinner sponsored by coal-magnate Robert Murray had no influence whatsoever on what Cruz said. Still, it's interesting to read Myer's mental gymnastics as he tries to explain why West Virginians who, according to what Myer has said on numerous occasions are always ahead of the rest of the population, are supporting Trump instead of Cruz. Obviously, we West Virginian don't understand real politics and so Myer condescendingly explains it to us:
What if a President Trump is offered a better political "deal" by radical environmentalists? What if a President Trump decides there are more re-election votes to be had in, say, California than in West Virginia and Ohio?
And why not? After all, that's exactly what Obama has done.
(Note -- it's hard for Myer to get through an entire column, even one dealing with Donald Trump and the Republican Party, without blaming something on Obama and "radical environmentalists.")
Yes, "radical environmentalists" will make a deal with Trump. And Trump is like Obama. And Trump once supported Hillary. Enough -- these certainly are desperate times for Myer and the Republican Party.