OMG! It is winter and it’s snow! What will we do…..the end is near!
I do enjoy the silliness of the season…..
I know it is early in the election cycle and everybody has their fave candidate…..but let’s get serious for a minute…..who do you think will be the GOP nominee in the summer of 2016?
The Donald? How about Carson? Maybe the dark horse of the day Jeb! will somehow pull it out? And then there is the pretty boy, Rubio….does he look like a good candidate to beat Hillary?
Our boy Ted Cruz is gaining in popularity….at least in Iowa……but what is his chances for the end run?
Right now the GOP candidates are in a circular firing squad…..ambushing each other….how much will this hurt the party…..instead of some form of unity they have nothing but chaos…..with all that said….who will emerge as the eventual nominee?
Personally, I think it will be Cruz…..why? He will grab Trump’s supporters when Donald crashes….Jeb! is just too boring even for GOP voters and Rubio may drown before the convention in Cleveland (I have a thought about the convention also and will share it a little later)……
But why Cruz, you may ask…….
If you’re still picking your jaw up off the floor after Ted Cruz unceremoniously dumped Donald Trump in the Iowa polls, well, you can put it back down on the floor. The fact is, Cruz “is the guy who looks best positioned to win” the GOP nomination, writes Chris Cillizza in the Washington Post. “Yes, you heard that right.” He goes on to list the reasons Cruz “has the most direct route” to the nomination, including the fact that he’s the most conservative candidate, he’s raised more money than anyone other than Jeb Bush on the Republican side, and he’s looking good in many of the early primary states, not just Iowa.
“Cruz has begun his ascent up the early state and national polls at just about the right time,” Cillizza writes. “His campaign is perfectly positioned to make him the last man standing. Believe it.” But over at Salon, Bob Cesca scoffs at the whole idea: Cillizza and others predicting Cruz’s nomination suffer from a “tragically short attention span,” he writes. Cruz is just another “flavor of the month,” like Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina, and besides, Iowa is no bellwether. “It’s difficult to see any other Republican gaining enough momentum this close to the primaries to usurp Trump,” he writes. “And one poll in Iowa isn’t nearly enough for Ted Cruz.” Read Cillizza’s full column here, and Cesca’s here.
His only problem (for now) is Trump’s babble about where he was born…..this is good for Trump with all the fear generated over the immigrants…..this is a selling point and could well lead to a downfall for Cruz……
There is the prediction you have been waiting for…..and I reserve the right to quickly change my mind (LOL)……