Friday, February 5, 2016

Trump cruising, Cruz surging, Rubio giddy

Ken Welch and Janet Long running yet again for County Commission

St. Petersburg, FL
Opinion by: E. Eugene Webb PhD
Author: In Search of Robin

It has been a few days since the Iowa caucus, and the media have enjoyed painting Trump as a loser. 

Cruise is now a bigger media target, and Marco is the media's darling.

I am sure I would not vote for Rubio in the Florida primary or the general election. Clinton is totally out of the question, and Sanders leaves me completely cold.

My initial favorite was Carly Fiorina, but she has become almost a footnote in the campaign. Is there a glimmer of hope for Fiorina? Fiorina has repeatedly tried to focus on Clinton, but with the high profile competition, she has not been able to get any traction. The fact that she looks pissed off most of the time probably does not help much either.

The Senate to Rubio was just a springboard to this Presidential campaign.

Rubio just does not seem to me to be ready for the White House. He has been on a crusade for the Presidency since he left the Florida Legislature. It is not clear that Marco ever wanted to be a US Senator and his attention to the job really shows it. What happens if he gets bored with the Presidency and decides he wants to be God?

Our other Florida hopeful Jeb Bush got his hat handed to him in Iowa. I have never been convinced Jeb wanted anything to do with this presidential race. See my Post Jeb Bush officially but maybe not so willingly in the Race for the White House. I am not so sure it is a case of low energy I think it is a genuine lack of desire.

Ken Welch is launching his fourth reelection campaign, although many feel that under the law, he term limited out before his last reelection. See the details in a Post from saintpetersblog by Janelle Irwin: Ken Welch to launch fourth re-election campaign. It must be nice to be able to make laws while you are ignoring them.

Janet Long is also up for re-election to the County Commission, so far she has not drawn a challenger. Ms. Long is another who has long over stayed her time on the County Commission. Let's hope someone with credentials steps up to challenge her.

I noted with interest Bob Buckhorn is up in New Hampshire to campaign for Hillary Clinton details in the Tampa Bay Times Richard Danielson article: Bob Buckhorn to campaign for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. I am surprised that Rick Kriseman did not go along, but there is still time.

So if Marco really rises to the top and gets the Republican nomination, and Clinton squeaks by and gets the Democratic nod I guess I'll look for Bloomberg to get in and throw away a vote there.

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