Open thread: Sunday morning talking heads

The burning question on today’s Sunday shows: Is the Trump/Cruz war on or off? Cruz says it’s off. Trump says — well, Trump says a lot of things.

“He’s a nice guy. I mean, everything I say he agrees with me, no matter what I say,” Trump began. “But with the ethanol, really, he’s got to come a long way.”

He added: “If Ted Cruz is against ethanol, how does he win in Iowa? Because that’s very anti-Iowa.”

Trump also appeared to take a veiled shot at Cruz’s family background, suggesting Cruz might have trouble appealing to the state’s evangelical voters. “I do like Ted Cruz, but not a lot of evangelicals come out of Cuba,” he said of the country where Cruz’s father, an evangelical preacher, was born.

You know how those foreigners are. Who knows what lies about their faith they might tell to ingratiate themselves to voters?

Cruz might not be interested in war but war is interested in him:

Though Cruz and Trump have not attacked each other, it’s obvious that they have criticisms in the drawer and prepared for use. This summer, Trump raised questions about Cruz’s Canadian birth and whether he was constitutionally eligible to be president. I asked him about this last week. Would he bring that up again? “I’ll only bring it up if he’s a final two,” said Trump.

We’ll see how smart Cruz’s “hug Trump” master plan looks when Trump’s out there convincing his fans that Cruz is barred from the presidency by the Fourteenth Amendment. Trump’s the lead guest this morning on “State of the Union” and “Fox News Sunday.” Elsewhere, Marco Rubio will be on “Meet the Press” and John Kerry will appear on “Face the Nation” to announce that the planet is once again safe for human habitation. The full line-up is at the AP.