The National Enquirer has reported that Ted Cruz has had affairs with at least five women. Other commenters claim to have identified at least two of them, possibly three, with one of them a consultant to the Fiorina campaign - to which a Cruz PAC donated half a million dollars not too long ago. Hush money, perhaps? You can read more about the allegations here, here and here.
However, despite the fact that they're already a day old, I haven't seen any coverage at all of the Enquirer's allegations by the mainstream media. Why is that, do you suppose? Are they just being cautious (because the Enquirer is, after all, a tabloid)? Or are they trying to cover for Cruz in the hope that he can still derail Donald Trump's campaign?
I don't think the Enquirer would have published such detailed allegations if it didn't have at least some 'meat on the bones' of the story. After all, it's exposed shenanigans by such former political luminaries as John Edwards, Gary Hart and Jesse Jackson. Is Ted Cruz about to join the ranks of politicians it's "helped" to retire?
I have no idea as to the truth or falsity of the allegations; but already confirmation appears to be coming from a Washington Times reporter and one from Breitbart (which is alleged to have 'sat on' the story last month, rather than publish it). If so, this looks like developing into a truly explosive exposé. As Karl Denninger appended to his blog post on the purported scandal:
PS: Three of the alleged mistresses have been ID'd. Two of them are ugly, if true, considering their connections. This could easily go Supernova, consuming anyone within the blast radius; there's both (media) influence, peddling of BS and money potentially involved here. Oh yeah, this is going to get good. Just remember, ladies, what you posted on the Internet is forever; you cannot escape it -- or the consequences.
PPS: I know the Democrats don't care about sex, even illicit sex and affairs, but when you run as an evangelical, anointed heir to the Presidency, well, it might be just a wee bit different thing.....
PPPS: The curtains are on fire, Ted.....
Pass the popcorn, please. This is turning into a more interesting election campaign than I'd anticipated.