U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s less than lackluster performance in Saturday night’s N.H. Republican debate may reverse “Rubio Rising.”
I still maintain he represents the GOP’s strongest hand to win the White House in 2016. Despite his robot like repetitions of campaign trail talking points in Saturday’s debate, he represents the only real threat to the eventual Democratic Presidential nominee.
Rubio is smart, handsome, hispanic, and embodies a vivid generational contrast and change. So, if he beats U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in N.H., his campaign will develop real legs.
Cruz’s firebrand, religion-fueled conservatism should prove a hard sell north of the Mason-Dixon line and east of the Missouri. Rubio’s bigotry is just a bit more polished.
When you distill all of the GOP’s wannabe presidential candidates’ remarks, you are left with:
•an overdose of nationalism (frighteningly close to fascism.)
•an embedded, subtle, and dangerous isolationist position.
•an angry, gloomy rant about America losing out in a dangerous world.
•an anti-climate change agenda – denying the biggest threat to our nation’s and the world’s security.
A party preaching failure is not a winning party.
Donald Trump is “Dead clown walking” – N.Y. Daily News. No surprise. I have always maintained that Marco Rubio is the GOP’s best choice and HRC’s worst nightmare. Unlike Trump, Rubio is young, handsome, very smart, articulate, a great debater, has an appealing hispanic personal story, and has an aspirational campaign. Marco Rubio is the real winner of the Iowa Caucus. My guess is he will out perform Ted Cruz in New Hampshire.
Worth remembering today:
“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.”
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, born in Hyde Park, New York (1/30/1882.)
“Hillary Clinton deserves Democratic nomination… Tumultuous as they’ve been, the Barack Obama years have proved transformative – and the priority for Democratic voters should be to protect, consolidate, and extend those gains. … This is Clinton’s time, and the Globe enthusiastically endorses her.”
What Republicans fail to remember and/or acknowledge:
“Reagan was a liberal Democrat who decried wrongheaded Republicans before he became the conservative hero of wrongheaded Republicans.” –
Neither Trump nor Cruz has been endorsed by a sitting governor or senator. This “establishment” Republican group (who are responsible, by their complicity, for creating an environment in which such Frankenstein- like politicians could flourish) view one as shooting them and the other as poisoning them. Memo to GOP: You reap what you sow.