At the South Carolina Freedom Summit, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), Sen.Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson (R) mostly “emphasized humble roots. In doing so, the candidates … sought to distinguish themselves from the summit’s most notable absentee:” former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R)In the 19th century, it was popular among politicians to claim have been born in log cabins. I wonder who will be the first of the 2016 candidates to do so? Of course, that gets them onto shaky ground in their appeals to SoCons.
To explain that last comment to my non-political friends: their is a group of gay Republicans who go by the name 'Log Cabin Republicans'. I know -- explaining a joke makes it worthless.