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September 17, 2015 by V the K
Ted B. (Charging Rhino) says
September 17, 2015 at 7:55 am - September 17, 2015
As with Dr. Carson, I have no idea why I should vote for her as POTUS, particularly as the Republican candidate. I’m underwhelmed and unconvinced…and remain unconvinced.
Just Me says
September 17, 2015 at 8:31 am - September 17, 2015
I like a lot of what she says but I think she’s more likely to be VP or if the GOP candidate wins end up in the cabinet (I think the same for Carson-HH secretary or Surgeon General).
I don’t really care what she said about Hillary in 2008-different time and place and Hillary has dug her own grave with her actions as SofS.
September 17, 2015 at 12:01 pm - September 17, 2015
OK. This is Carly campaigning for McCain in 2008 and attempting to draw the women who were strongly behind Hillary to vote for McCain. She gave “great praise” for the candidate who was not nominated as bait. The YouTube clip fails to highlight the context of what role Fiorina was playing.
As with Dr. Carson, I have no idea why I should vote for her as POTUS, particularly as the Republican candidate.
Ted B. @ #1 expresses pretty much the stand we all take, except many of us would add the names, Bush, Rubio, Cruz, Walker, et. al.
Conventional wisdom of old says the the Oval Office shapes the man/woman. not the other way around. However, we have watched Obama contort the Presidency and the Constitution and operate independently of conventional wisdom. He has been wildly successful at dismantling the presumptions of the presidency and operating a shadow government which by-passes checks and balances and the separation of powers.
Knowing that, how do any of us know how the next president will conduct the presidency? We constantly appoint Supreme Court justices who end up delivering unwelcome surprises in how they arrive at their conclusions.
We stubbornly insist on a president who achieves the illusion that he/she is responsible for great things that took thousands of people to accomplish and who will find “the guy” at the center when things go wrong. We vote according to our great expectations.
Personally, I am a great fan of Dr. Carson’s intellect, humility and clear thinking. I don’t believe he can be bought. Whether he can fight the good fight against political avarice and cut through the entrenched bureaucracy is not clear to me.
September 17, 2015 at 8:11 pm - September 17, 2015
I just don’t understand the “debate format” for handicapping POTUS candidates.
Legislators “debate”, chief executives set policy and make decisions in a much more solitary mode. Only in parliamentary forms-of-Governance are heads of governments expose to true debate. Even in the US Senate and House they don’t have true “debate”, they have structured addresses to the Chair.
Being quick with the political zinger does not make for a great President. That’s what the WH Press Secretary is for…