I've really had it up to here with all these Trump supporters and Cruz supporters who think the way to get things done in Washington is with a hammer.
None of them - NONE OF THEM - know how our government works in the slightest.
None of them - NONE OF THEM - know electoral politics at the national level.
None of them - NONE OF THEM - know what drives the voters of the 21st Century.
And none of them - NONE OF THEM - understand the epic disaster that is about to befall the GOP in November if their guy is nominated in October. They're like the RMS Titanic approaching the iceberg; nothing to worry about - she's unsinkable!
I touched on this a bit in my last column, but it bears repeating and clarifying: neither Trump nor Cruz can win a general election against either of the two Democrat candidates currently running come November. Trump is way behind both Clinton and Sanders, and Cruz doesn't fare much better. Head-to-head match-up polls show only one candidate consistently beating both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and that candidate is Marco Rubio. Now, as my brother Doug pointed out today, these are early polls in February, and the vote won't be until November, but that is PRECISELY my point. Once nominated, there will be a 4-6 week period of merciless and murderous attacks from both the Democrats and their loyal minions in the press, digging up dirt, creating or simply passing on lies, and generally finding ways to discredit or at least minimize ANY Republican candidate - Marco Rubio included. If you don't think so, I suggest you review the collective works of the 2012 election and the attacks against Mitt Romney, an infinitely better man and leader than Barack Obama could ever hope to be.
Shouldn't the GOP nominee at least be ahead in the polls BEFORE the expected attacks come?
Shouldn't that nominee at least have more higher positive impressions than negative ones?
Shouldn't that nominee be someone people go to the polls to vote FOR willingly, rather than casting a vote AGAINST the other guy?
But let's not stop there. Why don't we elect someone who actually KNOWS the legislative process that has to be adhered to in a divided U.S. Senate? This clip courtesy of 'The Kelly Files' speaks volumes about how someone with Marco Rubio's intelligence and knowledge can work to get legislation through a Senate which requires 60 votes to pass a bill. Check it out here. Rubio is a man who knows that you cannot bluster your way or hammer your way through a body like the U.S. Senate, and he not only proves that in this one short segment, he answers his detractors accusations that he supported the so-called "Gang of Eight" amnesty solution to immigration reform (he didn't).
Bottom-line, people vote for for people they like.
I vote for people who know how things actually work, and who don't make promises they cannot possibly keep.
Let me leave you with this clip as well. One of the things I have really liked about Marco Rubio is his focus on the real enemy - Obama, Clinton and Sanders. He speaks of REAL hope, not the phony, vapid hope of Barack Obama. He doesn't get into the mud and attack his fellow Republicans like Trump and Cruz do. He tells you what HE'S for, and he brings this message of hope and promise to every event he has. Listen to his message after Iowa here.
That's someone I can vote for. That's someone I can follow.
Hi! I'm Dave Richard, your host. I hope you enjoy your visit. We'll be talking about current events, politics, the occasional sports (I'm a HUGE New England Patriots fan, so get over it), and some "Get off my lawn!" issues.