After rattling off, in the wake of the attacks, their slash-and-burn plans for defeating ISIS, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz moved on to occupy themselves with attacks that seem, to them, to be much more crucial: personal accusations that have made their way to tabloids.
To hear Ted Cruz today, the rhetoric of outrage and indignity indeed would be appropriate to a terrorist attack - a level we did not hear from Cruz after the actual bombings. Trump's responses about not knowing are equally disconcerting.
Someone should do a corpus search of his speeches, interviews, and press conferences for [negatives+know]. It appears Donald Trump knows nothing about anything and represents an unfortunate throwback to the Know Nothings of the 1840s and 50s who sought immigration abatement. Why would anyone vote for that?
Hillary Clinton, meanwhile has delivered a major address and held a round table on homeland security in the days since the attacks while the two top Republican guys squabble about personal jabs and tabloid scandals of questionable sourcing.
Can you imagine what Hillary's campaign would look like if she concerned herself with tabloid stories? Can you fathom what critics would be saying about her?
Hillary soldiers on with a real and doable plan to protect us all and keep us safe from true danger and terror. Hillary's story is not among the headers on The Nightly News this evening. The Trump-Cruz story is. What a sad testament to the duty of the press to inform voters.
Here is Hillary Clinton's response to the true outrage of the week.
Voters need to ask themselves which type of attacks are personal to them: the verbal kind that target individuals related to a campaign or the ballistic kind that killed Americans and others in Brussels this week.