If I had to pick right now, it would be Rand Paul and he picks Martinez of New Mexico as his VP.
A month and a half ago , Chris Christie was the ‘Rock’.
He ‘slapped’ teabaggers for hiring a Muslim.
He actually thanked President Obama for coming to New Jersey after the Sandy Hurricane.
And another ‘slap’ to the face of teabaggers, his ‘take down’ of Rand ‘Cut & Paste’ Paul for the Senators comments on New Jersey being a welfare State when the opposite is actually the fact.
Now even, as I suspect, Christie didn’t directly tell or even suggest the closure, just not knowing and the mounting influence peddling has made Chris Christie finished in Republican Presidential politics.
He would have struggled badly in the South and Central State primaries anyway.
Now with Mike ‘The Bible Is The Only Book You Need’ Huckabee’s comments on women’s libidos, he has risen to the top in Republican polling.
Question – Is 2016 already turning into the ‘flavor of the Month for Republicans?
Remember in 2011 while Mitt ‘I Can Lie Faster Then You Can Fact Check’ Romney wallowed in the polls at 24%, every month we had a ‘new’ leader. Palin, Bachmann, Perry, Trump, Cain, Gingrich.
So is Mikey an actual ‘leader’ or is it a case of he just tossed the ‘base’ – teabaggers – enough red meat and so ‘Mikey Will Do It’ is the latest craze?
The good news for Mikey is that with Christie out, there is anyone sane to take his place.
And Mike “The Bible Is The Only Book You Need’ Huckabee has spent the last 4 years honing the Aw Shucks, kinder, gentler GOP’er.
Huckabee would have few problems in any region in the primaries.
Then you have Rand ‘Cut & Paste’ Paul. Now this does not bother the Republican teabagger base. # 1 they don’t know what plagiarism is and # 2, it’s just a liberal media lie anyway.
(**On a side note. If Rand Paul was to pick Paul Ryan to be his running mate, the bumper stickers would read ‘Paul/Ryan 2016’. They could just use their first names ‘Rand/Paul 2016′.
Rand Paul’ problem, well his biggest problem, is that he’s great and sound bites but falls flat on his face when questioned.
Now we already know the press won’t question him.
So will enough questions arise via debates to knock him out of the top billing?
His other major problem is he needs someone crazy standing on the same stage so that it makes him look normal.
Put Paul the Rand one next to Huckabee and Rand looks looney tunes. But stand him next to Ted Cruz and you’ll beg Rand to save us from Crazy Cruz.
So if there is no Christie or Huckabee opposition, then Rand can and will have little problem is the primaries.
Ted ‘I Didn’t Shut Down The Government’ Cruz.
Yes you did and aside form the teabagger base, no one will vote for you.
Scott ‘Hold On While I Take A 10 Minute Phone Call From A Fake Koch Brother During A Financial Crisis In My State’ Walker.
Shine a spot light on Scott Walker and it will make Chris Christie look like a boy scout. On the State level he’s fine but Nationally?
Paul Ryan. Aynn Rand. Didn’t we just do the Ryan Rand thing?
Paul Ryan is a liar. He lies about his personal life and he’s lying about his various budgets.
Again he will excite the teabagger base but once you start questioning him, it all falls apart.
But he would sail through the primaries.
So we have Christie, Huckabee, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and Paul Ryan.
there will be a few others jumping in when they see the field.
No real signs of him building a run. The ‘Bush’ machine is more or less useless as it hasn’t added any ‘new’ blood and is polar opposite of the teabaggers.
Newt? Yeah no.
Palin? Not enough money in it for her. Not enough intelligence in it for the rest of us.
Rick Santorum? Huckabee cancels him out.
Ben Carson? Allen West?
Rand Paul needs these people to run.
Wait. I didn’t mention Marco Rubio.
You’re right. I didn’t.
He is the little kid in Republican politics.
So unless someone in the Republican circles decides to go National, Hillary can pretty much just stand and deliver speeches on actual legislation while the crazies that the Republicans have turned their party over to yell, scream and froth at the mouth but offer no solutions.
Two years of hate, fear and loathing as policies form the Republicans.