The 2016 election is the fight we’ve been waiting for…
A new CBS battleground tracking poll (full pdf below) released today shows the top three candidates continue to be Trump, Cruz and Rubio. Jeb Bush and Dr. Ben Carson are far behind.
Jeb is hoping that bringing his brother, George W. Bush, into the state of South Carolina will provide him more benefit than bringing Mom, Barbara, into New Hampshire. Although many voters in South Carolina are now asking “why can’t Jeb compete for the nomination on his own merits“?
It does seem oddly weak, and profoundly poor advice, for a presidential candidate to be unable to achieve support – and decide the best option is to rely on Mom, Dad and his brother as a crutch.
Perhaps the best explanation for this approach can be found in the historical nature of Jebs position as Florida Governor. By most accounts it was Jeb’s father, George Herbert Walker Bush who worked with former Senator and CIA head Porter Goss to leverage the sunshine state republican party into giving Jeb the job. Against this backdrop and understanding the 2016 Jeb dependency, makes more sense.
However, an engaged and attune electorate is not buying Jeb this time – ergo Rubio becomes the party’s next best option.
If the polling holds up, and this CBS tracking poll is again virtually identical to November, December, January and prior February results, the desperation amid the GOPe party elites must be at supernova levels of internal cranium combustion. Then again, that level of ‘splodey-head-factor’ explains the Greenville debate nonsense last night. Much desperation leads to poor decision making…..
It appears the Republican Party still doesn’t like us. Oh bother….
…. Alas, the vulgarian insurgency continues….