Trump goes off the deep end while Rubio continues to rise

It is becoming increasingly hard to discuss the Republican Primary and not mention Donald Trump. As usual the Donald is doing a fantastic job of keeping his visibility high. Whether it has been his remarks about a female candidate, or pulling his best interpretation of Hitler by suggesting American Muslims register with the government, Trump continues to show that he has no idea how to speak about real policy and is pandering to the lowest common denominator.

Has Trump finally overplayed his hand?

It’s hard to tell. While Trump’s poll numbers have not risen in the last two months, they haven’t fallen significantly either. Formerly, Carson was the second highest poled candidate after Trump. Now, with Quinnipiac’s most recent poll, Carson has dropped to a distant third with Rubio continuing his rise at 17%. Maybe this is due to Rubio’s likability, his policy knowledge, and shying away from personal attacks.

This primary for the Republican Party has been bizarre. Rubio is the road back to sanity.

 

 

Author: Jim

I was born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University and my Master’s degree from The University of Akron. Since college I have worked in the political field with campaigns, the party, and conservative groups.

2 thoughts on “Trump goes off the deep end while Rubio continues to rise”

  1. Who knows if Trump has overplayed his hand? One thing seems to be obvious though and that is his advisers do not seem overly astute. More like Johnny One-Notes. They keep feeding more and more raw meat to the individuals who are already fanatically committed to Trump. The “ban all Muslims” comment played mostly to those already supporting him.

    This primary is a good example of republican incompetence and stupidity on full display. What is the secret to stopping Trump? No, not trying to take his name off the ballot, broker a convention or some other asinine move which is sure to cause a third party fiasco.

    The way to beat him is to get some those time waster members of “the horde of the hapless” to get out of the race.

    Individuals like Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Lindsay Graham, John Kasich, Carly Fiorina, George Patacki, Rand Paul, and Jim Gilmore who have no chance need to get out of the race. They are all wasting time and money and each are soaking up a few percent of the voters most of whom would probably not go to Trump.

    Others like Ben Carson and Chris Christy seem to heading no where as well.

    This race is probably between Trump, Rubio and Cruz. Cruz is the better debtor and he is brilliant. But Rubio seems also to be very glib and able to persuade. Of the two I like Cruz more but maybe Rubio is more electable in the general? Don’t know.

    But I do know that the individuals to blame for this mess are not Trump and Carson but rather the liars and back stabbers like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell who made a point of dishonoring nearly every GOP campaign promise made in 2014.

  2. Please, I am tired of cheap talk about poll numbers and who is more electable. That has been proven a failed tactic and one that the liberal media loves to use to blind side people from the truth. The focus should be”Who would be the best president to get America back on track to what made America great? Period. Which president is going to adhere to the Constitution? And appoint true Constitutional Supreme Court Justices that will not legislate from the bench? Think about the direction and affects that Supreme Court decisions have made on America. If you care about America’s future have more informative articles that emphasize what is important! From what I have seen Cruz and Rand Paul are the only ones I would trust to stick to the original intent of our Constitution and our Founding documents. Words are cheap. Look at the actions and history of each candidate.There is no perfect candidate, but we need to choose the best candidate. I do not care if a candidate is likable. What does Rubio’s history and past actions tell us? Is he another progressive and NOT what America needs to get her back on track? Will he adhere to the original intent of the Constitution and appoint true Constitutional Justices? What does his lack of voting tell us? From what I know about Rubio he fits the profile of another slick talking progressive, with talking points that do not match up with his actions.

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