January 15, 2016

LIVE AS ONE, DIE AS ONE:

The High Cost of a Bad Reputation : Life lessons that Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz should have learned decades ago. (PEGGY NOONAN, Jan. 14, 2016, WSJ)

The second thing she and Mr. Cruz are both learning, I suspect, is something most people learn by their 20s: It matters what people think of you. It's important that people have a high opinion of your essential integrity, trustworthiness and good faith. It matters that they like you. Mr. Cruz, when challenged by Mr. Trump, could have used some backup from prominent Republicans, but they didn't throw him a lifeline. John McCain: "I am not a constitutional scholar on that, but I think it's worth looking into." You know why Mr. Cruz had no backup? Because almost no one who works with him likes him. They haven't experienced him as a trustworthy person of good faith. They waited, as people do, for a chance to hurt him, and when they got it they did.



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