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Donald Trump Can Clear the Field   Leave a comment

I will tell you honestly that I am not a Trump supporter, but I have been trying to figure out what others see in him. I have been especially perplexed as to why more libertarian observers seem to be embracing Trump, who loudly and happily embraces tariffs, which are usually kyptonite to free-market libertarians.

I think I’ve figure it out. They don’t expect Trump to be a libertarian. They expect him to dismantle the Washington elite power structure, which would give libertarians a real opportunity to finally be heard in the resulting political vacuum. It’s an interesting strategy that they might end up regretting, but it has merits … especially what Stockman suggests about Ted Cruz. Lela

Toward A Grand New Bargain: How Donald Trump Can Clear The Field And Realign American Politics

It’s actually pretty easy. At an apt moment very soon, Trump should offer Governor Kasich the VP slot and Senator Cruz the vacant Supreme Court seat.

Such a grand bargain would not only clear the primary field and quash any backroom hijacking of the nomination by the Washington GOP establishment; it would also permit each man to play his highest and best role at this great inflection point in the nation’s history.

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Trump Meltdown   2 comments

Wow! I saw it coming, but for all those folks who liked Trump – wow.

I will say this again — all the polls in the world mean nothing. Elections are what count. Trump’s “popularity” may well have had to do with how the pollsters were wording the survey questions … or name recognition … or entertainment value.

People get into the polling booth, however, and they take it more seriously than they did answering the question on the phone while dinner was getting cold. Trump doesn’t meet the serious candidate standard.

This also speaks to a larger issue. There is a move among some to make voting something you can do from the comfort of your home. How many people would have opted for Trump after their after-dinner cocktail? I’m just suggesting that we might want to realize that people make sloppy decisions when they’re allowed to be sloppy in what they’re doing. They say “yes” to Trump to the pollster on the phone, but “maybe” to Cruz and Rubio when they get to the polling booth. Something as important as voting should not be turned into a casual behavior.

Let’s Vote for the Canadian   1 comment

Just joking.

I don’t believe that Ted Cruz is disqualified from the presidency because he was born in Canada of an American citizen. John McCain was born in Panama to American citizens. Barack Obama was born in the United States to a non-citizen. Marco Rubio was born in the US soil but his permanent resident parents were not citizens until after his birth. Yes, presidents should be born American citizens, but our 10 earliest presidents were not technically born in the United States since it didn’t exist when they were born.

Can we stop having this conversation now? Arnold Schwartzenegger is not eligible to be president, but Ted Cruz is.

But do I like him as president?

Well, I agree with him on most issues. In fact, he has a lot in common with fellow Cuban-American Marco Rubio, except they diverge on immigration and Cruz is stronger against abortion.

He also has a proven history of standing up to the Washington elites on budget issues, so there’s hope that he doesn’t need to be liked so much that he would go to the dark side if he became president.

So, I said I liked Rubio enough to vote for him. Ditto Ted Cruz. He’s not a charismatic, but that could be a positive.

His aggressive military stance, however, concerns me … a lot … but at least he opposes spying on the American people. I give him a slightly higher ranking than Rubio for that reason.

Although I don’t like to bring in a candidate’s private life — I do have to say that his wife Heidi is an investment manager for Goldman Sachs. That has my spidey senses tingling and makes him even with Rubio.

Posted January 29, 2016 by aurorawatcherak in politics

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