Who Should Be the Ten Republicans at the First Fox News Debate?

The first Republican presidential debate for Election 2016 will take place on Fox News on August 6. They have stated that they will only allow the candidates who finish in the top ten on average of the five most recent national polls. This means that some credible candidates who don’t happen to be polling well in summer could miss the stage while more unserious challengers would get the air time. It’s difficult to keep track of who has officially declared they’re running vs. those we know will, but they need…

Election 2016 GOP Power Rankings – Feb 2015

Since last month, Mitt Romney got into the race, climbed to #2 in some polls, and then officially dropped out of the 2016 presidential race. So how do those willing to put money on it feel the race is going to go? The folks at BetFair have filled the void left by the late great InTrade. 1. (1) Jeb Bush ——— 3.35 (12-5) 2. (5) Scott Walker — 5.3 (9-2) 3. (2) Marco Rubio —- 6 (5-1) 4. (3) Rand Paul ——- 10 (9-1) 5. (6) Chris Christie — 15.5 (14-1)…

Way Too Early 2016 GOP Power Rankings

It’s January 2015, which means it’s time to ramp up speculation in the 2016 presidential race into full gear. So, looking at the likely candidates, let’s do an oh-so-early 2016 GOP Power Rankings. The players are from the ten Likely Candidates from US Presidential Election News. 1. JEB BUSH – Seems so strange that he would be the front-runner, but he is. He has the money, he has the “establishment” backing, he’s solidifying the multimillionaire contributions, and he’s the smarter Bush brother. It should have been him in 2000 instead…

The Inevitable President Hillary and Other 2016 Musings

I can’t say I learned anything new from Hillary Clinton’s interview with Diane Sawyer. Hillary said she hasn’t made up her mind if she’s running for President in 2016. This, of course, is a lie, but it’s a lie we dance around every mid-term. 2006, 2010, 2014 are the years for midterm swings in Congress, but they are also the years for people who have every intention of running for President to issue denials that they’ve made up their mind.The remark that’s received the most publicity is the one about…