The Hillary blowout is not going to happen.
[UPDATE! As Steyn goes today, so go tomorrow's polls:
Trump has a 45-42 percent edge over Clinton, if the presidential election were held today.]
As always, we chewed over a wide range of issues, from the gay pastor who lovingly iced his own fake homophobic hate crime onto a same-sex wedding cake to the outbreak of hurled chairs and death threats in the Democrat primary.
Along the way, at the end of a poisonous primary season, I discussed a very interesting analysis of Ted Cruz's campaign style by his former speechwriter Amanda Carpenter. Writing at Conservative Review, Miss Carpenter says:
Ted Cruz is a very good speaker but doesn't always give good speeches.
Let me explain.
Actually, let me let him explain. And explain. And explain.
Did you watch his introduction that clocked in well over 30 minutes, of his running mate Carly Fiorina? That's a pretty good example.
The words that come out of his mouth were good. But there were so many of them. With no clear beginning, point, and conclusion. Rather it was a rambling list of arguments Cruz felt he should make. There was no story for listeners to follow at all.
I agree - and I've felt that way ever since he blew his Iowa victory-night speech. Here's what I had to say on Rush:
It's very difficult for a good message to transcend an ineffective candidate.
Meanwhile, far from the hurly-burly of the news cycle, the Obama bureaucracy beavers away. In the final hour of the show, I spoke to Rick Manning, President of Americans for Limited Government, about Senator Mike Lee's attempt to prevent the de facto nationalization of municipal zoning ordinances. Click below to listen:
Thanks to everyone who called in today and made the show fly by. Rush returns for authentic full-strength all-American Excellence in Broadcasting live tomorrow, Wednesday.
~As for a certain cat album I happened to mention in relation to this story, that would be Feline Groovy: Songs for Swingin' Cats, dedicated to my own beloved cat Marvin. The CD has a four-and-a-half star rating over at iTunes and a lot of five-star reviews at Amazon. As Dave tweets:
I have it! I love it! Mark, you definitely can sing the swing! Great stuff!
If you buy only one feline concept album this year, make it Feline Groovy.
~If you dislike my singing voice, wait'll you hear my speaking voice: My book The [Un]documented Mark Steyn is out now in audio format - and narrated by Mark himself! It's a Top Five bestseller on the political humor hit parade. Right now, it's available for download, but if you'd prefer it in good old-fashioned CD form that's coming soon and you can pre-order it right now.