Fiorina was ON FIRE Wednesday night (September 16, 2015) at the CNN Debate, which was panned as being too long, too confrontational, and unprofessional by some candidates who didn’t do well, some candidates who wanted attention by bitching, AND BY ALL OF THE COMPETING MEDIA.
But to me . . . I didn’t tune-in to rate CNN, a network for which I have little regard, expecting their hosts to impress me. I tuned-in to see and hear the candidates, and as such, I came away quite satisfied.
THIS IS HOW I SAW IT:
1 – Trump . . . who is always fed an inordinate amount of publicity by all media, not because he has a game plan to back-up his rhetoric, but rather, because he is good for their ratings, WHICH HAS NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH WHAT’S GOOD FOR AMERICA.
To the Trump Lovers, he did great on the debate. But to me, he said nothing that was new, special, or memorable . . . outside of several unprovoked ad hominem attacks on other contenders.
2 – Carson is a great speaker, which didn’t show during the debate, because of the format. But, given the right atmosphere, he is sensational. He’s as analytical as you’d expect from a BRAIN SURGEON, and says what he thinks in a way normal people can understand. And he’s not BEHOLDEN to Lobbyists, special interests and/or BIG MONEY.
3 – Rubio did exceptionally well, by focusing on REAL and PRESSING issues, without savaging any of the other candidates, which showed a great maturity and understanding of world and domestic events.
4 – Bush was Bush, and said absolutely nothing to change my mind about his RINO candidacy. I guess to the BIG Money backing him, he has become a serious disappointment.
5 – I really liked Bobby Jindal, when he said as clearly as possible, that IF the Republicans in Congress (Senate and House) aren’t willing to fight for their principles, WHO THE HELL NEEDS THEM (my words)? Which perhaps was the most important and honest statement of the night.
6 – Scott Walker, who had very little time to debate, because he didn’t push himself through the “mob” – and should have . . . didn’t help himself.
7 – I saved the second to last critique for Chris Christie, who I have DISLIKED long before he declared himself as a candidate to be the Republican nominee. In my NOT-SO-HUMBLE opinion, to me, Christie is every inch as much a NARCISSIST as Trump . . . but without any private sector successes to point to.
As a matter of fact, outside of feeding-off the PUBLIC PURSE, what has Chris Christie ever done to really create a job or get his hands dirty on his own PRIVATE volition?
WHERE DOES CHRISTIE COME-OFF BEING SO CRITICAL OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE?
Did Christie ever create a business? Hire his own employee(s)? Make a payroll with his own money? Compete against someone with a better product, cheaper price, and better service? Did Christie ever have to stand cap-in-hand in front of a bank manager, literally begging for money to keep his business going? Or, doing without, just to pay his employees for their weekly work?
So who’s Christie, to think he really knows something about running a business and creating jobs?
Christie is also a BULLY, as we’ve repeatedly seen through the media, as he embarrasses, yells at, and castigates people he doesn’t agree with. Which in his case is real easy, being the governor surrounded by kiss-asses and armed police.
ALSO . . . in spite of anything Christie says – during the Romney campaign he did two things that were unforgiveable.
a – When given the tremendous privilege of being the Keynote Speaker for Romney’s Nomination at the Republican Convention, he hardly whispered a word about Romney, but spoke all about himself. It was embarrassing, infuriating, and showed him for the SELFISH EGOMANIAC he really was.
b – And what is absolutely UNFORGIVEABLE, no matter how Christie tries to spin it, was Christie’s French-Kiss of Obama during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, that did REAL damage to the Republicans and Mitt Romney.
And in addition to the preceding, Christie could have chosen any of a plethora of great lawyers to sit on the Bench of New Jersey’s Supreme Court. So, why did he pick a Moslem Lawyer who was a known and proud defender of Sharia?
AND SO MUCH FOR CHRISTIE’S DEFENSE OF THE 2ND AMENDMENT:
Also . . . in spite of whatever Christie says about his so-called defense of the 2nd Amendment, no one, in has or her right mind will travel through New Jersey with a Firearm that is not registered in New Jersey, no matter how securely it is packed, because of the ABSOLUTE THREAT OF INCARCERATION if a gun (legal) is found in your possession by the New Jersey Police.
AS A MATTER OF FACT . . . on our way to Georgia, Florida, and then onto Texas this winter, Anne and I will make a huge detour, so as NOT to travel through Christie’s New Jersey with our LEGAL guns and ATF permits, which otherwise gives us permission to transport our registered FIREARMS throughout the USA.
And when it comes to ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS, Christie . . . NOW – all of sudden, he’s talking tough, but where was he BEFORE he decided to run for the leadership of the Republican Party? Aren’t there SANCTUARY CITIES in Christie’s New Jersey?
8 – Carly Fiorina, who I have been touting from the very beginning as a FIRST RATE CHOICE, has now become a target of the other candidates, which is to be expected . . . but what Christie said near the end of the debate, which was said so ACRIMONIOUSLY by TAKING FIORINA & TRUMP out to the woodshed, because they were debating their business pasts (successes and failures), is the absolute height of HYPOCRISY, coming from a man who can’t make a sentence without bragging about himself.
RIGHTLY SO . . . Fiorina has to defend and explain her past business successes and FAILURES, so that the American people would have a complete and honest opinion of the woman who wants to be President and Commander-In-Chief of the USA.
SO TO ME . . . The Christie castigation had nothing to do with ignoring real issues, as much as it had to do with the New Jersey Governor NOT getting to shine in the spotlight.
9 – As for the rest of the candidates who I didn’t mention, until things change dramatically, I can’t see them going anywhere any time soon.
CNN hosted the debate that people are loving to criticize . . . but to me, it revealed an awful lot about the people who came to fight, those who just came, those who had a real handle on the issues, those who came to name-call, and those with the TENACITY NOT TO WAIT TO BE CALLED-UPON, but rather put themselves forward to be seen and heard anyway they could.
AND IN ALL OF THAT . . . CARLY FIORINA WAS THE CLEAR WINNER.
Even though Galganov.com received very little financial support this month, there were people who visit this BLOG who did help-out, for which I am extremely GRATEFUL. And hopefully, next month (mid October) . . . we will do better.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov