Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio talk after a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Campaign 2016 Becomes a Suicide Pact

The polling in South Carolina is all over the place. About the only consistency is that Trump is in the lead. Cruz and Rubio are in second and third place and Rubio is probably ascending.

So Cruz and Rubio have come up with a great strategy. They are going to cede South Carolina to Donald Trump and destroy each other, making the loser of the two — and both will be losers compared to Trump — radioactive.

If Cruz is the nominee, Hillary Clinton will play over and over the clip of Rubio calling Cruz a liar. If Cruz is the nominee, Hillary will play over and over the clip of Cruz calling Rubio a liar. Meanwhile Trump is lying about both men, his own positions, and everything else.

But that’s okay, because it won’t happen. At this point, it looks less and less like either man will be President because they’d rather fight each other than unite to take out Trump.

I’m just rather sick of the whole thing. They are both friends and both good men and I hate to see them tear each other apart. But it is actually more than that.

I have good friends who I see on a regular basis tearing each other up, blocking each other on Twitter, and smearing the other team. It is a shame to see people make so much of temporary politics that they’ve lost their focus on just being gracious to each other.

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Erick Erickson

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