Stanley Druckenmiller is a loyal lieutenant of George Soros. Soros helped make Druckenmiller a very wealthy man.
Scott Bessent is another loyal lieutenant of George Soros. Bessent served until recently as the chief investment officer for the Soros Management Fund.
Druckenmiller and Bessent have poured money into Wisconsin to attack Ted Cruz via the John Kasich super PAC. Their advertisements attack Cruz with charges leveled by Donald Trump. It is as if the Kasich Super PAC funded by George Soros’s loyal lieutenants have adopted Donald Trump’s attacks as truth and turned them against Cruz.
The Ted Cruz related super PAC had the audacity to point out that Soros’s loyal lieutenants are helping John Kasich and attacking Ted Cruz. The Cruz super PAC also had the audacity to point out Kasich has had a pretty liberal record in Ohio, including expanding Obamacare in the state.
Messrs. Druckenmiller and Bessent have donated mainly to GOP candidates, reflecting their belief in free-market policies. Mr. Druckenmiller donated $103,375 to the Jeb Bush Super Pac Right to Rise USA and $123,000 to the National Republican Congressional Committee last year.
The Cruz ad is also counterproductive if he wants to win the nomination at the GOP convention—or the Presidency in November. The Real Clear Politics average shows Mr. Cruz running three points ahead of Mr. Trump and leading Mr. Kasich by 14 points in Wisconsin. Instead of whacking Mr. Kasich, the Texan should target Mr. Trump so the New Yorker finishes third. This would deny Mr. Trump more delegates and would hurt his narrative that his nomination is inevitable.
Why the hell should the Cruz campaign or its super PACs take advice from the Journal editorial page, which has been consistently wrong about everything in Campaign 2016?
The Republican Establishment cannot stand Cruz. Many of them, if you will recall Iowa, openly insisted at the time that Donald Trump would be better than Ted Cruz. Kasich has been getting a free ride in last place, but his super PAC funded by George Soros’s loyal lieutenants is now attacking Ted Cruz.
So the Journal’s brilliant idea is that with Cruz three points ahead of Trump Cruz should be attacking Trump while Kasich is attacking Cruz. Perhaps the Journal should have devoted as much ink to denouncing John Kasich’s Super PAC attacking the only guy who can stop Trump in Wisconsin.
But the Journal is tipping its hand. It would vastly prefer a liberal governor who expanded Obamacare than the one guy who stood up and fought against it.