Ted Cruz jokes about killing Donald Trump

Ted Cruz, on Jimmy Kimmel's show:

But first, "Who do you like better, Obama or Trump?"

To which Cruz diplomatically answered, "Donald is a unique individual," before getting more graphic. "If I were in my car and getting ready to reverse and saw Donald in the backup camera, I'm not confident which pedal I would use."

Not bad, Ted! A quality guffaw from someone who isn't a natural comedian, but can deliver a good line.

Thing is, even a few months ago, the idea of presidential candidates yukking about killing one another would have been quite unthinkable. I've been saying since Christmas that when Trump is assassinated, it won't be a lefty or a liberal but a conservative who pulls the trigger. But it always seemed too on-the-nose to publish the thought. And now it's too late! Thanks to Ted, everyone's permitted to indulge their fears, prognostications and fantasies about the coming Roman Empire-like bloodbath of American politics. Sad!