Candidate Donald Trump must have a massive amount of confidence in his New Hampshire operation. Another day passes without any Donald Trump event in/around New Hampshire in the lead-up to the 8pm Saturday ABC Debate at Saint Anslem College.
“A third of likely Republican voters in New Hampshire said they could change their minds before Tuesday, according to a Suffolk University-Boston Globe poll released Friday, which had Trump leading at 29 percent followed by Rubio at 19 percent and Kasich at 13 percent.” (link)
For the Saturday night debate ABC News is partnered with affiliate WMUR, Independent Journal Review, the Republican National Committee and Saint Anselm College.
Progressive favorites David Muir and Martha Raddatz will moderate the debate, and position the narrative to expose the Republican party to as much ridicule and marginalization as possible.
The New Hampshire republican party is solidly united against the vulgarian outsider Donald Trump, and the general expectation is for a familar establishment GOPe audience filled with party insiders, party delegates, and professional republicans. A similar audience that was evidenced in the earlier North Charleston (South Carolina) debate.
Professional party candidates like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, John Kasich and Chris Christie will have their various camps amid most of the pre-selected audience ticket holders. Current and former State GOP officials from the New England area will also be in attendance along with the party patriarchy of the entire Bush family.
The target of the group on stage will remain the vulgarian Donald J Trump. We can fully expect to see a united GOPe front making it clear to the audience and the viewers at home that Donald Trump will never be accepted as a republican party candidate. Obviously Reince Preibus will again allow ridicule, isolation and marginalization as directed by party elders.
Governor Jeb Bush having found himself again on friendly footing will be emboldened to swing for the fences and confront Trump as a loser. The general Bush tome will be the skills that make you successful in business do not translate to making you an effective political leader; and according to the best case scenario, Jeb will attempt to push Trump to exhibit a lack of self-control and self-awareness. Go get em’ tiger! Grrrr !! (and if you need to, slap him with the cashmere sweater).
Various cocktail party factions within the party apparatus will most likely avoid direct confrontation with their own camp’s colleagues. The upper-crust might poke at the young Rubio for jumping his place in line, but generally attacks will be courteous and directed at his inexperience.
Chris Christie, the ever faithful party junk-yard-dog, will cover Jeb’s back at all costs. This endears him to the best party invite and endowment committees moving forward.
“Oh, goodie, Fire Works” <— Remember?
The bi-polar Eddie Haskel candidate, aka John Kasich, will either show up for a hoot, a square dance, or rush on stage to express his deep anger and frustration. No-one really knows which one is on stage until the bell rings and either Eddie or John gets his first questions. If you don’t hear “aww c’mon” in the first round, it’s the angry guy.
Dr. Ben will be standing directly next to Ted Cruz and it should be easy to spot if the good doctor is really in the race to win. If Carson wants to win, he needs to righteously direct some ire toward Cruz for the lying, manipulation and schemes promoted by Cruz’s ‘win-at-all-costs’ scorched earth campaign. If he gives Cruz a pass, he’s essentially conceding defeat moving forward.
B-b-b-b-b-b but… will be the lead in from Baal Cruz as he winds up the gospel according to Saint Clutcher of The Pearls, and delivers his most heartfelt praise toward “his good friend” Ben, dear Ben Carson. [The more he spoke of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.] …And the more he st-st-st-stutters the lead-ins, the more the viewer can gauge the strength of the self-serving crony-constitutionalist bull-crap he plans to deliver. It’s like a poker “tell”.
Standing next to Trump, the 2016 Presidential Valedictorian (young master Rubio), also known as Mr. Fiorina, will have engaged in rehearsing several 15-second rainbow sound bites in the hotel mirror and he’ll be looking for the perfect opportunity to place them. The genuflecting high-school republican club members will swoon and clap swimmingly in the cloistered wings of the auditorium. …”the, sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that to-morrow.….