I interrupt my Les Enfants Terribles series to report on the results in the New York primary: Clinton won. Trump won. No surprises.
Here are a couple more interesting takes on the results:
Patrick Buchanan is taking a victory lap alongside Trump. He notes that The Donald’s thus far successful campaign has vindicated his own 1992 presidential platform of opposition to globalization, unfettered immigration, and the move away from social conservatism. Actual vindication however would require a majority of Americans to climb aboard the Trump bandwagon which isn’t a given at this point. And even if they do, Mr. Buchanan tells us the West is still doomed.
So I guess what difference, at this point, does it make?
Roger Simon believes that the Republican race now comes down to the People v. The Delegates. In the Camp of the Democrats this issue was settled long ago with The Delegates having won by a mile. Their delegate buying system seems to be far more effective than their opponents. I don’t know if that’s due to greater skill or greater experience; either way it has paid off big time for their president-in-waiting.
“Let me be clear: I’ve been lying to the American people since the Watergate hearings and therefore I am clearly the most qualified candidate.”
And Roger asks us to remember who the real enemy in this not-so-little morality play is:
I have written before that the real ideological separation between the Republican candidates is closer to what Freud called "the narcissism of small differences." In other words, not a lot.
The #NeverTrump crowd and the #NeverCruz crowd should take a breather. Besides doing the right thing and democratizing Republican Party rules for future generations, they should keep their eyes on the ball in this one.
The real enemies are not each other or even the the evil establishment…It is that other winner of Tuesday night's primary -- Hillary Rodham Clinton -- now the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party, health and legal issues permitting. She is the one who will extend and expand the policies of Barack Obama that are changing the essence of our country. If you want that, keep fighting with each other.
We may be well served to take a tip from Roger, a self-described elitist:
So let’s be careful out there…and try not to do anything stupid.
Cross-Posted on Patriot Action Network