Amazing how little play David Corn’s piece on Ben Carson, which ought to be a mortal blow to the man’s presidential candidacy, is getting today. Have a feeling MSM will keep describing Carson as this mild-mannered common-sense conservative….
Here are some remains of the day:
* Probably not the best sign that Jeb Bush is comparing himself to left-for-dead longshot 2008 GOP candidate John McCain, who required an improbable demolition derby to win the nomination.
* Sarah Posner schools Politico‘s Ben Schreckinger on the significance of Donald Trump’s courtship of televangelists.
* At Ten Miles Square, Martin Longman thinks Kevin McCarthy showing early signs of the mendacity necessary to be a contemporary Republican leader.
* At College Guide, Daniel Luzer warming to King Alexander’s objection to federal aid going to private colleges without some accountability.
* Also at College Guide, Kevin Carey reviews the surprisingly rich history of Hollywood films about social climbers crashing Harvard.
And in non-political news:
* A must-read: Charlie Pierce on deaths in high school football and why all sports fans need to take responsibility.
That’s it for Wednesday. We’ll close with an especially hard-rocking T. Rex song, “Buick MacKane,” as performed in Germany in 1973.