Wednesday, September 16, 2015

So where do we go from here in the GOP race for President?

Lets start off with the obvious....Donald Trump isnt going anywhere.  Unless he falls victim to the Edwin Edwards getting caught in bed with a dead hooker or a live boy scenario he isnt going anywhere.  I keep hearing in some media outlets "should we take Trump seriously".  You are darn right you should.  He's a billionaire with near universal name id and his life has pretty much been an open book for the world to see over the past thirty years.  Another winner of tonights debate is Carly Fiorina.  Its going to be interesting to see how she deals with the Hewlett Packard stuff in the coming weeks as the media digs deeper into what happened there during her reign as CEO.  Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson make up the second tier right now.  I think Cruz and Rubio would both make great Presidents.  But I dont know if they'll be able to topple this anti Washington wave that Carson, Trump and Fiorina are riding in the GOP primary right now.  As far as Jeb goes, lets be honest about something this would be a fourth bland Bush term in the White House.  As we sit here in mid September I dont see how he recovers to win. Trump can blow him away in the money department and thats something Jeb's dad and brother never had to deal with in their runs.  After that you have Christie,Walker, Huckabee and Kasich.  If Trump falters you might see Christie take off...he has a lot of that Trump bravado.  The other three are just boring white guys.  My final thoughts concern Rand Paul.  Ive been extremely disappointed in him.  I would've never believed earlier this year that Paul would be doing this poorly.  He was doing all the right things there from going into democrat colleges with his conservative message to speaking to minority groups aligned with democrats and his anti-war message of this country being sick of wars.  I think looking back now that message probably appeals more to the general election crowd than the primary folks.  Unless something happens he's probably done and will withdraw in the coming weeks.  He's just starting his career as a politician so I dont believe he will want to do what his dad did and just become a gadfly.  The good news for all the anti Trump people in the GOP is that you still have just over two months left for your candidate to hit their stride.  Once we get to Thanksgiving the american people will zoom out for the holidays and when they zoom back in right after the new year it'll be time to vote at that point.  So they have to go at some point over the next eight weeks if they realistically want to win the GOP nomination.  I think the best candidate is Cruz followed by Rubio. But if Trump,Carson or Fiorina pulls it out I hope they will hit the proverbial gas and take it too Hillary.  That lady is NOT qualified to be President by any means in my opinion...

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