the only one to note that Jeb! is dead:
Archive for October, 2015
from the last “debate” were so manifestly terrible and biased that I wonder how such things can continue. The RNC puts huge pressure on candidates to only appear in RNC-sanctioned debates, but I wonder how long that can continue.
Let’s say the leading candidates got together for their own debate. It was on YouTube and was streamed live on the Internet. MSM folks were invited. The networks could broadcast it if they wanted. What could the RNC do?
Yes, candidates would lose RNC backing, but would it really make a huge difference? I don’t know all the details. But it seems that a decent candidate could go without the RNC backing. It’s almost a third party if you do this, and that is exactly what the RNC is risking.
And already we are hearing this from a mainstream Republican candidate! “Folks, if the Republican Party can’t stand up for innocent human life, what good is the Republican Party? At what time do we fold our tents and say it’s time to just start a new one?”
The bottom line is that it’s not 1970 anymore. The dinosaurs need to adapt or they will soon be extinct. That goes for many in congress as well as the RNC. The RNC should feel the fire under their seats. The day of the graft-filled glad-hander Orc is rapidly coming to a close.
A decade or two ago (or more) the model in congress was comity. Be friendly and accommodating with everyone. Work together. Don’t take a controversial stand. After all, you have friends across the aisle.
But times have changed, and some dinosaurs like Boehner didn’t get the message. There is a time for comity, but this ain’t it.
The issue now is that you take a stand and hold to it. Let the voters decide what they want and stop trying to imperceptibly go from one position to another.
why is Jeb Bush even in the race? He can’t win. He is only damaging those who actually could win. Whose side is he on, anyway?
And I can think of half a dozen other “Republican hopefuls” that this same thing applies to. How about ALL of those at the “kiddie table?”
If people actually had the best interests of Republicans in mind, they would follow Scott Walker’s example and quit.
you think the best line was from the Republican “debate?”
Arguably it was Rubio saying, “Democrats have their own SuperPac. It’s called the mainstream media.”
Uh, that is incontrovertibly true.
little lie! Hey, Dan Rather is still lying about the fraudulent Bush documents! Yeah, those documents were from the 60s, even though they were in Times New Roman, which wasn’t even invented until the 90s! And Word was used. Hey, they had Word in the 60s! Right?
Rather started the whole alternative media thing. It’s his only real accomplishment. Well, I guess he trained Brian Williams… Trained him well!
need skin in the game.
And I see how this could be a major marketing niche. Would YOU rather have your investment manager depend on YOUR earnings? I know I certainly would. And this could be a MAJOR advertisement/way to get business, by saying that you only take a percentage of the increase, not the principal. I can see the ads now: “You can trust us. If you don’t make money, we don’t make money…”