Prior to debate #1 (Fox – Ohio) we shared the expectation that Megyn Kelly would confront/attack candidate Donald Trump to aide in framing a “sexism” narrative. Obviously, we were not disappointed.
Prior to debate #2 (CNN – Regan Library CA) we shared the expectation of a stacked and controlled GOPe audience and the beginning of what we called “operation hummingbird“, the intentionally aided advancement of Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio. Again, obviously we were not disappointed.
Prior to debate #3 (CNBC – Colorado) we shared the expectation that Governor John Kasich would be the attack dog, and using home-field advantage Jeb Bush would have an opportunity to shine in a state controlled by family RNC membership. Unfortunately, Jeb whiffed the Tee Ball, and the bias of the CNBC panel stole the limelight, but the expectation was again clearly evidenced.
So what portends for Debate #4 ?
The Fox Business News debate will continue the script where the other three left off. The goal never stops being the removal of Donald Trump. And the increased residual benefit of Op Hummingbird will still be in place. Marco Rubio has a structural RNC/GOPe goal to get within striking distance of Donald Trump, while a team of handlers will work earnestly to keep Jeb from further damage. Look for Jeb to retain his current position as possum.
Expect Governor John Kasich to go back on the attack. In debate #3 Trump dispatched him with the Lehman Brothers atomic hammer before Kasich could do any damage. We should expect Kasich to try again – he has no other role, he’s not even trying to get ballot access for the actual primary state races.
Kasich will most likely bring back up the Eminent Domain issue. He tried in #3 but was drowned out. This attack is also possible from Rand Paul and/or Marco Rubio with a possible three-way pile on.
This is a Wall Street Journal sponsored debate, so Rupert Murdoch’s wishes and instructions will be met. Rubio must be protected from damage as he is the vessel to deliver Jeb.
Donald Trump only has one person on stage who doesn’t fully support TPP and that’s Rand Paul, sort of – Rand didn’t support the “fast track secrecy” aspect. Expect TPP to be discussed. Also expect the Statehood of Puerto Rico, and the associated bailout, to be a topic although the bailout aspect might be downplayed so a more favorable narrative can be presented.
The larger goal will be to structure the discussion points to make Trump seem alone and out-of-it, out of the group, in his positions. Given the media beating delivered to Carson, and with Christie and Huckabee relegated to the kiddie-table debate there will not be any others on stage to interrupt or stop the nonsense. Carson will be in survival mode.
Immigration may come up and obviously painting Trump as the mean guy who is too harsh will be another approach toward further isolation.
Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina stand to lose the most. iSnarly will be chomping at the bit to get in those rehearsed talking points. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio stand to gain the most as each is poised to advance upon the significant polling advantage of Trump/Carson if either of them can be diminished.
Cruz absolutely needs the Carson voters if he is to gain any upward mobility. The preacher voice/tone will be Cruz’s preferred collection tool.
Both Fox and WSJ are media entities within the larger Wall Street Globalist cause. Global economic and financial issues will permeate any financial/business discussion.
Any issue where the 6 Globalists can unite will be emphasized. Similarly any issue which isolates Donald Trump will also be emphasized. The candidates and the panel can unite against Trump and define him as an isolationist/nationalist.
- The only candidate who has actually created anything.
- The only candidate not beholden to special interests of donors.
- The only candidate focused on current American best interests.
- How about we worry first about the 50 states we do have, and the fiscal stability therein, before we worry about the 51st state we don’t have. etc.
- How about we care about the employment success and opportunity of all current Americans, before we discuss open employment for those outside our borders. etc.
- TPP as currently constructed is a framework for China and Russia to gain even more economic influence via back-door additions. Trump can call that out, the TPP bought and paid for candidates are unable to engage – they have to sell the globalist talking points.
- Almost any issue can be framed around those wealthy “donors”, special interests, and Wall Street Super-PACs who bring a vested interest into any of the other candidates platforms.
- A successful family – solid kids – no hidden issues he’s unwilling to take ownership of.