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THE CIRCUS: The Cruz Affair Allegations Make TOTAL Sense In This Théâtre de L’absurde

According to Chris Cilliza at the Washington Post, the Ted Cruz affair allegations make complete sense in this wild and nutty race known as the GOP primary. You almost have to wonder how we got here. Do you agree with him? Check it out…

The denial of an affair allegation published in the National Enquirer is, in many ways, the most fitting possible end to this week in the Republican race.

This was a week in which a pro-Cruz anti-Trump super PAC published a picture of a near-nude Melania Trump in hopes of turning Utah voters off to the real estate mogul in advance of that state’s primary. Trump — Donald, not Melania — responded, of course, via Twitter with an insinuation that Heidi Cruz, Ted’s wife, had a secret that he would let out.

Heidi Cruz was forced to respond, saying she didn’t have a secret.  ThenTrump retweeted an image featuring a less-than-flattering picture of Heidi Cruz next to a glamorous one of Melania Trump; the image bore this caption: “No need to ‘spill the beans.’ The images are worth a thousand words.”

Just in case you might have forgotten, this is not a race for junior high school class representative. One of these two men has a very high chance of being the Republican nominee for president. A very high chance.

While the reaction Friday morning to the Cruz allegations tended toward surprise and disgust, neither feeling really makes much sense when you consider the context of the broader campaign.

This week — and today in particular — highlight what this campaign has become. An absurd race to the bottom in which the debate is over who is losing less badly and where winners are impossible to find. We — and the GOP field — know exactly how we got here. I’m just not sure anyone knows how we can escape it.

Read more: Washington Post

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