What is going on with the Republican presidential choices?

Republicans Don’t Like Their Candidates

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds just 43% of Republicans are satisfied with their choices in the 2012 presidential field, far below the 65% who said the same at this time in the 2008 race.

The Fix: “Put Simply: The opportunity is ripe for someone with the fiscally conservative focus of an Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels or, less likely, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, to get into the race and immediately begin winning over Republicans dissatisfied with their current options.”

And what is even more interesting, the leading candidate, with around 26% of the Republican’s approval, is Donald Trump. Trump is entertaining the Press with statements pertaining to the “Birther” movement, demanding Obama’s birth certificate and spreading misinformation about his birth location, citizenship, education, etc. At the same time he is attacking  both Democrats AND Republicans, tearing down Mitt Romney last week by insulting his professional business record, his gross income, and, of course, his Massachusetts health plan which has a great similarity to our Affordable Health Care plan passed last year. I won’t even get into the statements he made this week about foreign policy.
Donald Trump enters the Oscar De LA Renta Fash...

The Donald

How someone like Trump can have such a lead in the polls is either because they are polling Democrats who are masquerading as Republicans and would dearly love to have Trump running against Obama (perhaps with Michelle Bachman as the VP candidate), or Republicans are using this as a front to lure out someone like Mitch Daniels that they would really like to have running. It is hard to believe that Republicans are that unconcerned with the stability of this country to really want someone like the Donald as our National Leader.
You would think that the Press would ignore all this and focus on the real news in the world – there’s plenty of it that we should talk about and understand how to respond as a people. You’d think so, but between this garbage about Trump and the Royal Wedding, a whole lot of our broadcast news not worth turning on.
Thank goodness for the internet.

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Posted on April 19, 2011, in campaign, Corporations, Economics, editorial, election, Finance, government, Internet, Job Seeking, Lies, News, Opinion, Politics, President Obama, Press, primaries, quote, Taxes, Television, vote, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Hey how about the Tom Coburn and John Ensign presidential ticket, it represents what the GOP is, rather than what they profess to be. But I guess it would be like the Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump presidential ticket, right?

    • Or the Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman ticket… I’d be pretty happy to see that.

    • Coburn….the man makes me rage at the heavens. Then again, I live in Oklahoma. I was emailing him twice a week, calling his office….He can speak out of both sides of his mouth, and he is a C Streeter. We need a good gay bathroom sex scandal to take the good doctor out.

  2. One thing that is happening is that a liberal media is attempting to influence the thinking of people about candidates such as Sarah Palin and Donald Trump. The more media is able to distract and control the thinking of people on the right, the better they like it.

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