As I was writing my piece on the Socialist Democrat debate last night, it occurred to me that I failed to post links to my first two Republican debate Musings over on The Northland News. There are interactive polls on all three of these posts:
Here’s the short version:
Trump-An insult to anyone that believes in limited Madisonian government. A good barometer of determining the percentage of ignorant people that vote Republican.
Carson-I used to be really excited about Carson, but reality has caught up to me. Incredibly nice man, a true American success story, not a President, probably the next Surgeon General if a Republican is elected.
Rubio-Meh… Not real excited about him, but he’s tolerable and I could vote for him if he’s a last man standing kind of thing.
Fiorina-She’s not what you think she is. Brilliant marketer, terrible CEO, President that could start WWIII. I don’t know if I can vote for her in the general.
Bush-I didn’t vote for his brother and I’m sure as heck not going to vote for this clown. Uninspiring train wreck of a candidate that couldn’t even beat Hillary. Amazing that much money could be invested in someone like him.
Cruz-A lot to like, worried about his foreign policy, definitely think the Supreme Court is salvaged from the wreckage that it’s currently in under a Cruz presidency. I don’t know if he can win the general, though. He’s my number two right now.
Paul-Realistically the base of the Republican party won’t see how good Rand Paul is. I hope he stays in because I think there’s about 40-50% up for grabs if Trump and Carson drop. If the Missouri primary was today, he’s the one I’m voting for.
All the other Republicans-Please go away with the exception of Jindal.
Democrats-Hillary is leading the pack and is probably the candidate right now. Crazy Uncle Joe will be interesting to watch. Hillary is a toxic nominee for the DNC. People don’t like her, and despite the fact that she made sure we know she’s a woman last night, that’s not enough to win the Presidency (at least I hope).
So, what do you think so far? Who is your favorite candidate? Why? How do you think this election is going to shake out?