At CNN, British historian Timothy Stanley writes about Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump.
The mainstream media really ought to stop saying that Palin is dumb. She’s not. She’s a brilliant businesswoman, and she beautifully articulates the feelings of her impoverished clientele.
For all these reasons, the endorsement is God’s gift to Trump before Iowa. Elections in the Hawkeye State are swung by grass-roots activism and the enthusiasm of evangelical activists. Palin may not have exactly handed these over to Trump, but she has surely distracted them from the allure of Ted Cruz and his campaign to be — as The Donald would have us believe —America’s first Canadian president.
Cruz must be shaking in his Mountie boots.
Read the whole thing.