February 22, 2016
Otequay of the Ayday
How many more primaries will it take to get this through our heads? Combine the numbers, and we get significant support for outsider candidates: 67 percent in Iowa (Cruz, Trump, Ben Carson, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina); 54 percent in New Hampshire; and 62 percent in South Carolina.
GOP 2016 Primary
Quote of the Day
Posted by JohnGalt at February 22, 2016 3:15 PM
Why then should people compromise and vote for someone who stands athwart that movement? [Rubio] Why not support the candidate [Cruz] who understands that impulse and also has the conservative values and experience to fight the real enemy: the Democratic Party and its goal to dismantle the American Republic?
-D.C. McAllister in Rubio Needs to Move Aside for Cruz, not Vice Versa
We are bound by an imperceptible tie, you and me. Gravitational waves? More like quantum entanglement -- as soon as I come to a position, I usually find you to be full-on against it.
I came to the realization yesterday that I was all in for Senator Rubio. He had a nice interview with Chris Wallace on FOXNews Sunday (To be fair, so did Mr, Trump.)
-- Sen. Rubio is young and likable -- a great contrast to either fossil coming out of the DNC this year.
-- Down deep, I think he has good ideas on immigration. He is sublimating those to get the nomination, but c'est la guerre.
-- His tenure as Florida's Speaker of the House impressed many. I find that better executive qualification than being one of 100 senators.
-- He can play in the establishment pool, but -- and I am sorry short memory folks -- he was a new wave Tea Party candidate in 2010 against Gov. Crist.
He has attracted endorsements from Republicans I do like, including Rep. Trey Gowdy, Gov. Nikki Haley, and Sen. Jeff Flake. A Facebook post in a group said "Trey Gowdy is dead to me now!" Gotta love that unity. But that's a good and diverse group.