First and foremost, Rubio DID NOT win. It was like watching the action on the playground when the two diminutive brothers gang up on the big kid. When you add the “screaming girl plant” in the audience, it resembled a mix on the playground. Cruz, regardless of his age was the older brother and Rubio was the younger one with the zingers. Kasich and Carson were the guys watching. I don’t think anyone viewed Rubio or Cruz in a better light.
When the euphoria from the Trump haters wear off, you will acknowledge that Rubio WOULD be decimated in a general election by his “light and airy” accomplishments, intellectual in-curiosity and his inability to manage his personal finances without a “little help from his friends”. He behaved like a bantam weight fighter in a heavyweight match and he started swinging up, dancing around and trying to stay hydrated.. And the watch thing was … while funny at first, an appalling stunt obviously written in advance (the website was on the ready) by the “screamer’s” boyfriend. The only thing left was for him to take off the big boots and start swinging because when all you have is the “punch” and the “zing” … that is all you can do. Rubio has never built, led, nor initiated anything – but he has been elected so he has to prove … something. That fact is not lost on Florida.
On the Cruz front, well …… I am always concerned when people use religion to make a point, make a sale or get elected. Once you scratch the surface on these types of people you find a pretty messy layer. He might be a hard worker, but for who and for what end? I don’t think we should use our own needs to write the answer for that question…..
Romney lost his election in 2012. He did not have the courage to go in for the kill, we thought it was because he was a “gentleman”, maybe it was just fear. Romney is a shadow or sideline fighter. He did not resonate with ….. anyone. Even his peers were not particularly riveted by his ideas or speeches….. I was a “face in the crowd” in some of the Palm Beach events. So… he swoops in to “destroy” the front-runner with the same zinger that had him “on the ropes” from, of all people, Harry Reid – who delivered it as a “face-fighter”. That will fall on its face since the income tax question and delay is going to feed into several news cycles and possibly bring unwanted attention to …… all of the other candidate’s tax returns. You see, when you dig a ditch for your “enemy” …. dig a second for yourself or those you want to help.
Lost in the whole discussion last night, between the silly zingers was this: The insurance companies DO wield a big influence … too much because they DO NOT have any restraint or competition – they almost have guaranteed success hence the discussion about the lines. There is a heroin epidemic that will swallow a generation whose parents have everything to offer but them but the kids are not buying anything but despair after being raised with little values and beliefs.. It IS wrong to want people to “die in the streets” for lack of funds to pay a doctor. As a failure of society, there IS an underclass who will believe that the neighborhood Planned Parenthood is the only place where that nagging pain in the abdomen, which turns out to be a ruptured cyst” or the lump on the breast, that ends up being stage 4 breast cancer, can get get some attention. This is what happens when the perceived “outside world” is everyplace not on your block. Also lost was the fact that , unfortunately, without a war…… the USA can not prevail upon Putin, the Palestinians, or anywhere without negotiations. And finally, they all should have responded to Vicente Fox’s horrible statement. Here you have a man that so failed the Mexican people with his inability to lead, and a man who once rode a white horse through a Mexican neighborhood in Chicago then ignored the people in subsequent visits. A very silly but tall man, insults the USA’s sovereignty and none of the prep people prepared statements for Rubio or Cruz.
The reality is, Donald Trump and his siblings inherited his father’s real estate empire worth approximately 200 million at the time now divide that by to total amount of siblings – 5. I know the “watch salesman” quip and website were “cute” but that is all it was. Further, what he did from them was a matter of skill. I might add that his father inherited nothing and with the help of his mother and his children BUILT the 200 million empire. This is where you get the REAL understanding of how the wheels of commerce and capitalism work in our society. And it has nothing to do with “one ups” or “quip websites” or a choreographed screamer.
One thing is…… both Marco and Ted have unnaturally high pitched voices. “Houston, we have a problem”
Stay tuned for the next debate…….