Call it “Fantasy November”, without the illegal gambling. I’m predicting the 2016 November map. Here’s why…
Until Trump announced, Hillary was the best choice for one reason: She understood China up close and personal.
Don’t underestimate the importance of experience with China in the 2016 election. That would be a mistake.
Before last week, the Republicans were just another group who looked so good as fresh, delicious, perfect, unlabeled GMO. Rand Paul showed who they were made of by rejecting TPA (AKA Obamatrade), which makes the President the emperor of all trade deals.
So, Rand Paul stood out. But Paul is more “smart” than “business” and he doesn’t have experience with China. <FAIL>
Scott Walker was doing great, but isn’t in Washington. He doesn’t have a voting record to haunt him either. Yeah-boo.
Hillary would have been predictable. She would have given the forked-tongued Republicans a run for their deep-pocket money. She would have done health care right just to put her name on it (Bill Clinton’s healthcare was dubbed ‘Hillarycare’ because she was behind it.) · · · →
The next big division in America may be over how to deal with political Moderates. It’s become a big problem. But what caused it? Because we let the Moderate problem got out of hand, we have no one to blame but ourselves. We haven’t reigned them in properly. And using the same methods that gave them power won’t reverse anything.
On the one hand, we have the third-party voters. “I don’t like either guy, so I’m going third party! It’s about principal,” they say. Okay, but which principals? Make sure that you elect a candidate who is either 100% perfect or 100% wrong—that principal? If so, okay. But good philosophies need to work. All the ideals in the world are useless if the candidate can’t get elected. What’s the difference between a perfectly unelectable candidate and a liar who breaks his campaign promises? I’d say, the difference is typically about 45% in the polls—except Ross Perrot narrowed that gap in 1992, helping elect Clinton. · · · →