Will Trump Pull A Perot?

Can anyone remember back to the election of 1992?  That was the year that Bubba Clinton ran against Poppy Bush….Clinton was victorious and many blamed Ross Perot for the defeat of Bush.  You see Perot ran as any independent candidate for the Reform Party and got in the neighborhood of 19% of the popular vote.

His detractors say that that 19% would have gone to Bush and he would have smoked Clinton and won a second term…..at least that is the story some want to push.

Fast forward to 2016 election……..Donald Trump came out punching from the opening day of his campaign…..and since that day has done nothing but rise in the approval polls leaving big dogs in the smoke of his bus tires.

Some analyst are saying that trump will not be the GOP nominee no matter what……and let’s say that is true……with his popularity with voters would he decide to pull a Perot and go off as a third party candidate?

A better question is….if he decides to do this how will the GOP contain him and prevent him from winning the election?

Is there a plan for this situation?  You betcha!

The National Journal has a look at this situation……..

Source: Inside the GOP Plan to Prevent Donald Trump’s Third-Party Run

So there is a plan afoot….the GOP will not go quietly into the election…..

But is there any benefit for trying to sabotage Trump’s candidacy?…..will the voter tolerate this interference in their process?  What will be the consequences for the GOP for this?

Not so stealthily the RNC is trying to head off any plans Trump may have in case he is not the nominee……

The pledge being passed out to the candidates reads:

I, ______________, affirm that if I do not win the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States I will endorse the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, regardless of who it is.

I further pledge that I will not seek to run as an independent or write-in candidate nor will I seek to accept the nomination for president of any other party.

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The whole Trump drama is just fascinating to people that analyze politics and elections.  They are totally baffled at this point and the real election has not yet begun in earnest.

Keep an eye on the doings….this drama is far from over…….

Turn The Page!

Naming Names: A More Precise Look at Why The Republican Party is Dying | RedState

An earlier post today I gave my readers a look at the most recent polls and the candidates and I found another article that kinda goes along with my earlier piece……even conservatives are not too optimistic on the future of the GOP…………

I have read Red State for many years now……I have mixed emotions about Erickson….there are times when he is very insightful and then he drifts off into the never-never land of the nutty professor…..

I recently read a piece in Red State that I feel I need to pass on to my readers……this is one of those occasions that I agree with Erickson…….unless the GOP gets its stuff together it will be a party from the past..

Both Ross Douthat and I have concluded that the Republican Party is set to learn the wrong lessons from the rise of Donald Trump. The party, as we know it, is going to die because the party leadership is incapable of changing. We should examine part of this from one side that rarely gets mentioned — consultants. The consultant class within the GOP has arranged | Read More »

Source: Naming Names: A More Precise Look at Why The Republican Party is Dying | RedState

After reading this let me know what you think……is the GOP a dying party?

GOP: My How The Mighty Have Fallen

I can recall back in the campaigns of 2012 there were names that got all the attention….names like Paul, Santorum and Perry….back in those days these few along with the Newt and Mitt got hours upon hours of coverage……they were the future of the GOP.

What the Hell happened?

Mitt decided to forego another disastrous campaign….Newt is busy making money……it is the beginning of 2016 campaign and names like Paul, Perry and Santorum cannot buy some attention……Lord knows they have tried.

All the oxygen of this election primaries is being sucked up by Trump with a more quiet Carson running a close second in a national poll.

This same poll, taken by PPP, finds the Big Dogs from 2012 cannot break the 3% approval rating…….

(image from MSNBC)

One of the big dogs from the 2008 campaign, Huckabee, can barely manage a 5% approval……

The question on most analysts tongue is….what the Hell is going on?

The common consensus is that the American people are fed up with the antics of past politicians……promises unfulfilled…….games played……and the total sleaziness of the candidates.

Will this continue?  Will the American voter continue this distaste for the ‘normal’ and elected a total outsider?  Will the voter fall for vague statements with NO defined ideas?

This will be an election to watch, if there was ever one, for the outcome will define America for the next decade and beyond.  Will we return to the status we held 50 years ago or will we be a country floundering around mundane ideas with No hope of salvation?

The answers are in the hands of the American voter……will the country elect a leader or a ring master?

Trump: Did I Miss Something?

Dammit!  I do wish there was more to write about than Trump…..unfortunately he is the only candidate that is making news these days……

I have been following the doings with the 2016 election and of course it would be difficult to follow it without having to be exposed to the ramblings of Donald Trump.

First, I see the FOX’s Megyn Kelly has returned to work and Trump had nothing good to say about her….the Roger Ailes speaks up and says that Trump owes her an apology…..and back and forth…..to me this is all just a ratings game….the more crap they throw the more some will tune in to follow the continuing saga….this I understand.  The popularity of Trump eludes me.

Back to the jest of this post…..

I see so many people that take what this person says as the gospel or something equally as sacred……and I have not paid mush attention to all that he has to say……but with all the excitement over him as a candidate I decided to watch one of his outings in Iowa to see if I could get an idea of his popularity.

I listened and all I heard was a person rambling on and on….kinda made me think of the rambling rant of Qaddafi at the UN about 10 years ago (please I am not equating Bush with the Middle East Mad Man just talking about a speech that made little sense)…..I learned the he loves Mexicans and the Chinese people and then belittles them……he is really smart……he knows people……all in all self-promotion.  I realize that all politicians are egotistical wankers but Mr. Trump is taking that egotism to new heights….

He bitches about many things, like most Americans, but he offers nothing in the process that resembles a solution to anything.  Eventually, once the election primaries begin for real, he will have to offer more as a solution then he is really smart, really rich and knows people.

Trump and Sanders are tapping into a populist trend among Americans……most of us are fed up with the idle promises of those we elect and once in Washington they play games and waste time…..Sanders unlike Trump at least talks about issues and even seem to have a few solutions up his sleeve.  I think if Trump wants to be as successful as he seems to think he is…..he will have to offer solutions other than build a really big wall and the people he knows……

For now he, Trump, is telling the conservative voter everything they want to hear……but how long will his ramblings be attractive to these people?  Eventually, I think, they will want to hear how he will achieve all the things he bitches about…….

Or is it possible that I may have missed something?

What the Hell is his problem with Oreos?

The empire strikes back: Salon.com

The Political-Media Empire has lost all control over the news and they are striking back to regain the control over the process that they have lost in the first couple of months of the political cycle.

I mean Jeb has a ga-zillion bucks in his PACs waiting for the best time to strike……and then there is Bernie whose average donation is $31.00……

No modern candidate can run a legit campaign without help from a super PAC with deep pockets, yes? The New York Times reports that Bernie Sanders is providing a real test of that accepted wisdom. He’s managed to build a “formidable” sum of $15.2 million while eschewing super PACs, with the average donation to his campaign at $31.30. The vast majority of that total comes from small donations routed through the ActBlue website, which handles donations for Democrats. Sanders knows he will still be widely outspent, but thinks he’ll have plenty of money to run a smart, frugal, and “winning” campaign.

The MSM cannot stand the fact that Bernie is doing so well without the use of Super PACs….and then there is Trump who is using his own cash and does not bow to a Super PAC…….it is as if these candidates do not need the MSM…..and that cannot be tolerated.

The popularity of Sanders and Trump has the media scratching their heads…..they pushed Jeb and Hillary for over a year and yet the people do not seem to be interested in their choices given by the media….

The MSM has got to take back the control over the process…..

 

The empire strikes back: The media-political elite’s campaign to destroy Bernie (and Trump) and restore order – Salon.com.

How America’s political and economic elite gave birth to the Trump campaign

why don’t we take a break from the insanity of the international stage and try our hand at the insanity on the political stage?

I must admit that Donald Trump has gone further than I thought he would go….after watching him for a couple of election cycles pretend to be a candidate and at the last minute cut and run…….I did not think this time would be any different.

Apparently I was mistaken.

Now I ask how did Trump manage to get voters on his side of the equation for this election?

His popularity is going through the roof and the media is having a hard time keeping up with the unfolding story……

So just how did Trump manage to become the darling of the Right…..what made his rise possible?  And better yet…..the MSM scrambling to try and find a way to lessen Trump’s effectiveness……or explain his meteoric rise……

 

How America’s political and economic elite gave birth to the Trump campaign.

Tell Me Again Who Is The “Smarter” Brother

I recall back in the 2000 election and the rise of GW Bush, a candidate I did not like, when the media was telling the country that Jeb was the smarter brother and could not understand why he was not on the ticket…..to be honest I bought into the crap as well……I thought that GW was an easily manipulated idiot and his brother would have been a better choice for the GOP……

Fast forward to the 2016 election and Jeb is running……and after about 6 months of his pre-campaign and after has done very little to show that he is tuly the smarter of the brothers…..

Believe it or not….I may have been….mistaken!

Ever since he has become a serious candidate he has put one foot after another into his mouth and has spent more time trying to “clarify” is words than campaign….not the act of a smart brother.

It has been one faux pas after another……it mostly began with him screwing up e-mails that he released from his time as governor of Florida….it seems his campaign released those e-mails with personal and private information on them…..a bit embarrassing……

And the faux pas kept coming……his latest is his words on “anchor babies”…..

Jeb Bush really, really wants to catch up to Donald Trump, and he seems to believe the best way to accomplish that is to become Donald Trump. Bush’s desperation begat a spat between the two candidates over who loves the racist phrase “anchor baby” more.

How do you use an offensive phrase like “anchor babies” without offending Latinos? Bush has one idea: Say you were talking about Asians.

So…….Jeb was not talking about Hispanics but rather Asians……this oughta get his butt in even more hot water……and he started tap dancing as fast as he could…..

“What I’m talking about is the specific case of fraud being committed where there’s organized efforts — frankly it’s more related to Asian people — coming into our country, having children in that organized effort, taking advantage of that noble concept, which is birthright citizenship,” Bush said.

A campaign spokesperson later clarified Bush was referring to widely reported federal probes into “birth tourism.”

Nothing more humorous than watching a politician dance frantically trying to find a way out of an embarrassing moment…..

The more Jeb talks the more I believe we may have already elected the smarter brother………

Tell me again who was the “smarter” brother…….