It’s been a long time since I’ve actually posted so I’m jumping back on the horse with an easy post about presidential politics.
It’s still very early in the season and not all candidates have announced but here are a few of my own thoughts from where we stand right now:
1. Governor’s Jeb Bush and John Kasich make the establishment pick. Bush from Florida and Kasch from Ohio could possibly ensure two key pickup states. Not at the top of my list but like Romney, the GOP would probably settle for this team.
2. Dr. Ben Carson is running to be the next Surgeon General – where he really belongs at one of the most important bully pulpits.
3. Governor Scott Walker: A great reform governor but does he have the gravitas to push to the head of the pack? My biggest worry for Walker is that he becomes the 2016 Tim Pawlenty. He’s also one of my favorites.
4. Senator Marco Rubio: My top choice at the moment. Young, Latino, great communicator, he could be the right person given the changing demographics. Besides, who said young junior senators couldn’t become President?
5. Hillary Clinton: Doomed. TOO MUCH BAGGAGE. BUT, I want her to win the nomination. She has to win the nomination because the extreme left has no choice and feel obligated to give her the nomination.
6. Martin O’Malley: Someone who could snatch victory from the jaws of Hillary. Still an extremely left Democrat but the candidate running his mouth on “equality” issues. Republicans should be concerned.
7. James Webb: The one Democrat Republicans should fear the most. If the Democrats wanted to put a statesman-like candidate up, they’d nominate the former senator from Virginia. His military and political career stand above any of the Republicans currently in the field. He also comes off as moderate to many in the middle. Republicans better hope he doesn’t win the Democrat nomination.