So here we are . . . another Republican spectacle put to rest, one, which will only be memorable for NOT BEING MEMORABLE, without any breaking news.
That said though, from this debate, there were several important consequences that are indeed focusing the picture, which includes . . . that the amount of people on the Primary Stage were too many. And it’s time to appreciably whittle it down.
The people trailing the pack who must go are: Kasich, Paul, Fiorina, Christie, and Bush.
The remaining players should be Trump, Cruz, Rubio and Carson. And even Carson, if after this debate his numbers continue to slip, he should go too.
I’m not suggesting that any of these aforementioned 5-Candidates should quit the race, rather, they should hang in there as long as they want to, but at the very least, they should reflect the mood of the people, which they do not.
1 – Cruz did very well last night, reinforcing his spontaneity, knowledge, commitment, and resilience. As I’ve said repeatedly . . . CRUZ should be the guy.
2 – Rubio did as he always does; because he speaks so very well . . . he’s good looking, and has a fresh young face. But, as hard as he tries to appear to be spontaneous, I don’t believe he is, and I don’t imagine many people believe he is nearly as off-the-cuff a debater as he tries to project.
I see Rubio as a very ambitious well-rehearsed Politician, who will say what focus groups have indicated he should say, and he says it well. But, as a supposed outsider, he plays the game like a seasoned veteran, measuring each word and nuance that escapes his lips. I will support him if he gets the nomination. But I don’t trust him.
3 – Perhaps Jeb Bush could make a very good and reliable Secretary in someone else’s Cabinet, but other than that, he just doesn’t have the STUFF to be the Commander-In-Chief.
He is awkward, unsure, and extremely uncomfortable when locked into POLITICAL COMBAT, which is not the temperament one looks for in a President.
If I were him, especially starting the Debates as he did with all that Cash and Momentum as the Presumptive Nominee, and fell to such a depth in the polls, with virtually no hope of a comeback, I would do what Scott Walker and Bobby Jindal did, and resign with dignity from the race.
4 – To quote Trump, Ben Carson might be the LOWEST ENERGY GUY in the field. Actually, he might be the lowest energy guy to have ever run for President. And when I look at a Candidate’s attributes, I want someone who can think on his or her feet at the speed of light. And no matter what Carson says and does in the political arena from here-on-in . . . HE IS NOT THAT GUY.
5 – John Kasich is a PETULANT individual, who in my mind is in the race, only because he thinks too much of himself. Being the Governor of Ohio is one thing. But being the Conciliatory-In-Chief is definitely something America does not need.
6 – Rand Paul would make a great President in a Fairytale Land, where everyone gets along, sings Kumbaya, where there’s no need to fret about outside threats, and there’s plenty for everyone. Unfortunately though, that’s not our world.
7 – Carly Fiorina, who at first blush to me, seemed so great, strikes me now as an imperious angry person, who prefers to lecture and speak down, rather than just say it like it is.
It also appears to me, that she thinks far too much of herself, and in her mind, if the people don’t choose her, the people have to be some-kind-of-stupid.
8 – Chris Christie is always on top of his debate game. He is an excellent speaker and a passionate campaigner. He knows what to say and how to say it . . . It’s just too bad he doesn’t practice what he preaches.
9 – TRUMP . . . What can I say . . . other than Trump did what Trump does best. And that’s not a knock on Trump.
If you really want to include Candidates who have real ideas and passion in place of most on the UPPER TIER, take out everyone but Trump, Cruz and Rubio, and replace the rest with Huckabee and Santorum.
And if Huckabee and Santorum cannot make it onto the BIG Stage . . . neither should the others I’ve already knocked-off.
This world is such a screwed-up place, with no shortage of people telling you this, that, and the other, while we literally TEETER on the edge of self-destruction, that it all but makes us want to scream.
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