Senator Marco Rubio was criticized last week for going “off-brand” in his attacks on Donald Trump. I was really heartened to see his humble admission last night that he was wrong to make the off-color “hands” joke (see above). Rubio admitted that it not only embarrassed his wife and kids, it also went against his Christian faith. He promised last night that he would never go back to that “gutter” again. You have to respect his humility and candor. I do.
Speaking of “off-brand,” I can hardly think of anything more “off-brand” than a professing Christian hitching his wagon to the likes of Donald Trump. Sadly, that is precisely what Ben Carson has done this morning. I had hoped for better from him. I think many of his supporters did too. Today, tens of thousands of them are making their disapproval known on Carson’s Facebook page (read them at the link below), and I am glad they are. I agree with them. Supporting Trump goes against all the principles that Carson’s campaign supposedly stood for. Carson will bear the ignominy of this decision for years to come.
Perhaps Justin Taylor has best summed up the true import of this endorsement:
One way Trump is useful is in revealing who genuinely operates from principles and who does not. https://t.co/enW8NZRNya
— BetweenTwoWorlds (@between2worlds) March 10, 2016