First, we now have a Ted Cruz ad in which children pound a Donald Trump action figure into a model hotel. Is this what Presidential politics has come to in America?
As for the Democrats, their verbal jousting is not on such a puerile level. However, the nature of their contest can hardly be called edifying or constructive when the need for party unity is considered.
To play devil's advocate for a moment: A discussion about who should be owning America now is entirely within bounds and is, indeed, necessary. This seems to be Senator Sanders purpose and to that extent I support him. But putting these two dignitaries into such a contentious and even perhaps belittling situation such as this is regrettable. What are we supposed to do -- hope it all comes out fine in the wash?
One does wish for the presence of a third party, a leveler -- someone like -- yes -- Martin O'Malley. Absent Mr. O'Malley, the diatribes seem to be getting sharper.
Back to the Republicans: I have already referenced the new Ted Cruz ad. And, by the way, my criticism of the Cruz ad does not imply support or even sympathy for Donald Trump. Now one candidate (Trump) claims he is willing to consider suing Cruz over Mr. Cruz's "natural" citizenship. The amazing thing is Trump could be right.
So, you see how easily we can get on a merry-go-round of recriminations.
At least now we have a gentle lady. And I'm not completely sure about that.