I never thought I'd say this, but three cheers for Ted Cruz!

It seems that the Trump folks actually OKed Ted Cruz's "vote your conscience" speech tonight on the theory that it would make Cruz a pariah!

I wonder what it is that makes people who support Donald Trump- even at the highest levels of his campaign- so delusional. They haven't simply lost contact with reality. They aren't even on speaking terms with it.

No, Donald Trump's awesomeness (in his own eyes) is not going to make up for the lack of state and local organizations and a ground game.

No, Trump is not going to win in November. In fact, I firmly believe that he is going to be annihilated.

No, the rank-and-file of the GOP is not behind Donald Trump. 55% of them voted against him in the primaries and up to a third of them say that they will not vote for him. Trump was a marginal protest candidate who won because the opposition was so divided. It won't be next time.

Instead, it's going to be Trump and his supporters who will be pariahs in 2020. They are already the laughingstocks of the rest of the world; after November, they'll be the laughingstocks of America, too.

Cruz, meanwhile, comes out smelling like a rose. His stock for 2020 just went through the roof. I am not a fan of Ted Cruz, but he deserves all the credit in the world for bearding the tabby cat who  thinks he's a lion in his own den.

Caricature by DonkeyHotey