Lion of the Blogosphere

Is Bill Kristol reading my blog?

At CNN: “Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard says Gov. Mike Huckabee would beat Gov. Christie right now for the Republican nomination.”

As far as I know, I was the first to predict that Mike Huckabee would win the nomination as a result of the Christie scandals.

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It’s reported that Donald Trump is talking about running. (1) Trump is unlikely to run. The guy is full of hot air and nothing he says should be taken seriously. (2) He lacks gravitas. In other words, he’s a bozo.

The mystery here is how did a Wharton graduate, who was able to take his father’s company and grow it into something many times more profitable, become such a bozo in his old age?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 21, 2014 at 3:22 PM

Posted in Politics

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  1. Huckabee is a mystical Zionist at heart. A dangerous man. A guy who said Israel should mass deport Palestinians so Christ came come again.
    A bum.


    January 21, 2014 at 3:35 PM

  2. Trump’s purpose in life is to be the public face of arrogant New York real estate in order to hide the true face of arrogant New York real estate. As such, he’s much too important to be wasted on being President.


    January 21, 2014 at 4:35 PM

  3. If you look up Steve Sailer on Google Trends, he gets the most searches from DC, NY, VA and MD, so he does seem to be read by the elites.

    What states send LOTB the most traffic? Other than NY of course.


    January 21, 2014 at 4:53 PM

    • What states send LOTB the most traffic?

      Probably the same states because the fearsome feline appeals to white, urban, preppies, libertarians and disillusioned bobos.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 21, 2014 at 7:12 PM

      • LoftB is more of a stealth site. Most people don’t know about us.

        Most of the commentators here don’t appear to be NE. There seems to be a quite a number of flyover folks.


        January 24, 2014 at 10:28 AM

      • disillusioned bobos

        Many bobos are crackpots, so how could they be disllusioned?


        January 24, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    • I always figured there were plenty like myself here (Ivy douches from the NE who learned about LOTB via Roissy).


      January 24, 2014 at 2:05 AM

      • Wow, are you a PUA afficionado? I can’t stay anyone who embraces PUA. The only thing I like about CH’s site is his take on SWPLs vs Proles.

        No one in Europe, besides England is into PUA.

        PUA = P*ssies Unite America


        January 24, 2014 at 10:23 AM

  4. Not sure I agree. Trump can handle himself in a debate – unlike Bush and Perry. Moreover, he would stake out a unique space in politics – against amnesty, not PC on race, aggressive and confrontational rather than meek and harmless. Trump hammers China on the trade deficit and generally strikes a populist tone on a lot of issues. Moreover, I think he is pro-choice and not very religious.

    He would appeal to blue collar whites who really have no party but often vote for the GOP as the lesser of two evils. A third party run would destroy the GOP. A Trump run in the Republican primaries would be very interesting to say the least.


    January 21, 2014 at 5:56 PM

    • Trump wont run because he doesnt want to reveal his assets.

      The bigger question is what exactly did Trump have on Obama that he was threatening to release before the election? I am pretty sure it was something, but Mitt is too squeaky clean for that type of politics and told him to locked up.

      Instead of the “bombshell”, he puts out the squib of offering money for Obama’s transcript. That was pretty clearly not what he had actually uncovered. So what was it?


      January 22, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      • It was the announcement that he had something big on Obama, and then nothing came out, which made me realize that Trump is just a liar who is full of hot hair.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 22, 2014 at 12:12 PM

  5. As far as the silly hair style (which he pays lots of money for) and fake tan, yes he is a bozo.


    January 21, 2014 at 5:58 PM

  6. I think the better question is how one becomes a Wharton graduate WITHOUT being a “bozo.”


    January 21, 2014 at 5:59 PM

  7. I read your interesting blog every day so why shouldn’t Bill Krystol do the same? I’d take any predictions about the 2016 nominations now with a grain of salt right now. The nominating process doesn’t begin for another two years. Especially for the Republicans, being a “front runner” is probably a bad thing – the liberal MSM will just focus on you. The eventual Republican nominee may be obscure – there’s still a lot of water to pass over the dam.

    Black Death

    January 21, 2014 at 6:27 PM

    • Republicans haven’t done obscure since Goldwater. Having said that, this cycle seems to be heading in a Goldwaterish direction. The base is fed up with Rovian candidates like Mitt and won’t let Karl and co. call the shots this time. Expect the nominee to be someone who can mobilize the base and the South early. I wouldn’t normally expect this guy to be Christie given Christie’s chump blunders like bro-hugging the O-man and worse, setting himself up to be humiliated by Bruce Springsteen (who couldn’t see that coming a mile away?). Nevertheless, the media is driving the South into his arms by attacking him (the enemy of my enemy is my friend) and if he’s sufficiently Johnny Reb defiant the prize just might fall into his lap.


      January 21, 2014 at 9:45 PM

      • I think you’re right. The Republicans have lost the popular vote in five of the last seven presidential elections. The last two Republican presidents specialized in selling out the base. The issue to focus on right now is how Boehner and the House GOP’ers handle immigration. If they support the type of “comprehensive reform” the Democrats are touting, the Republican party may crumble.

        Black Death

        January 22, 2014 at 9:16 AM

  8. Is Bill Kristol reading my blog?

    If he steals your blog themes can you sue him for value transference?

    The Undiscovered Jew

    January 21, 2014 at 7:09 PM

  9. Bill Kristol reading your blog is not a good thing, especially for a guy who reveals his teeth when he smirks.


    January 21, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    • Bill Kristol reading your blog is not a good thing,

      It’s a great thing. The only way to get sociobiology into the mainstream is to win over the Republican leadership coalition of yuppies, country club corporatists, libertarians, and SWPL defectors.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 21, 2014 at 8:55 PM

      • Ha, sociobiology? Is that what we’re calling it now?


        January 24, 2014 at 2:07 AM

  10. I hate these posts because they’re a combination of pure conjecture and ego-stroking. Who cares about Bill Kristol? Unless he’s caught plagiarizing sentence structure, or if he repeatedly regurgitates content that first appeared here, then you’re left with hamfisted speculation. Lots of people in Washington are going to consider the implications of the Christie scandal vis-a-vis 2016.

    Vince, the Lionhearted

    January 21, 2014 at 7:43 PM

    • I hate these posts because they’re a combination of pure conjecture and ego-stroking.

      Pure conjecture and ego-stroking is 90% of this blog.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      January 21, 2014 at 8:57 PM

  11. “Is Bill Kristol reading my blog?”

    If he’s smart he is. At least Lion is right some of the time. Bill Kristol is notorious for being wrong in practically every political prediction he’s ever made. Many on other blogs/websites point out that without his family name and connections no one with his track record would ever be able to keep getting paid for political analysis this poor. However, we should keep in mind that often when political analysts make a prediction they aren’t really operating as analysts but as political partisans attempting to create a self-fulfilling prophesy. They don’t always really believe what they claim to believe. The more honest and professional analysts (Roger Simon of Pajamas Media, for example, Charlie Cook of the Cook Political Report, etc…) will often admit that their biases may be effecting their predictions. You always know a writer is trying to plug a certain candidate when he claims, in an apparent attempt to appear objective, that the only thing that can stop candidate X from winning is if he (X) doesn’t really want it badly enough. This last comment is silly because no matter how obvious it is that candidate X has the advantage there are always unknowns in any campaign: another candidate who everyone was sure wouldn’t run decides to enter the race, a crisis emerges that highlights X’s weaknesses and his opponent’s strengths, etc…. Another is the “both the liberal and conservative wings of the party are gung-ho about candidate x!” At some point wouldn’t a number of people in each wing of the party suspect that they are being played for fools since you can only represent one ideological extreme well even if you are acceptable to the other wing?


    January 21, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    • Kristol may not have a good track record of political predictions, but who does? I mean, I’ve done better than all of the pundits on TV. Of course, I don’t have to pump out a new prediction every day either. The goal is to fill air time, which they do, and their predictions are seldom remembered. But over the years watching these guys being wrong over and over and over I’ve learned not to fall for “well he’s an expert, he should know what he’s talking about…”

      Mike Street Station

      January 22, 2014 at 10:49 AM

  12. if he’d just parked his inheritance in securities he’s have done better. he inherited over 600 m.

    trump has always been a bozo.

    jorge videla

    January 21, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    • I thought he inherited 5 million bucks.


      January 21, 2014 at 11:56 PM

    • Also, he has not made the Company “more profitable”, he has simply made it more visible. He has grown the assets of the company but grown the commensurate liabilities even faster. Borrowing heavily from banks is not the same as turning a profit. Trump seems to have no head for the actual details of running a business, which is why he resorts to showmanship and bluster. He is the anti Romney in every way.

      Petr Akuleyev

      January 22, 2014 at 10:28 AM

  13. Errr… no. It’s obvious he’s saying Christie is so low on the totem poll that “even Huckabee” could beat him. He’s certainly NOT saying Huckabee is the front runner for the nomination so sadly I don’t think he’s reading your blog, but we can only hope that one day he’ll see the light.


    January 21, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    • That would be correct. Hucksterbee is a really bad candidate for the GOP presidency. However, I would like to see the other idiot Santorum debate him. Santorum is the lowest you can get.


      January 22, 2014 at 10:42 AM

  14. Kristol and Rampell,
    Sittin’ in a tree,
    Getting tingles reading L-O-T-B.


    January 22, 2014 at 7:29 AM

    • That’s ridiculous, Rampell would never get romantic with an old man like Kristol.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 22, 2014 at 8:04 AM

      • He probably has a low net worth because he was one of those academic types like Chris Conlon. So she wouldn’t have any incentives to cross lines.


        January 22, 2014 at 10:50 AM

  15. Donald Trump was never any intellectual giant, even business-wise, and politically he is mere cretinous comic relief. He got into Wharton because he was a rich man’s son, and made big scores at a ridiculously early age in New York real estate because his daddy was already a force in that arena and he started working at his daddy’s firm. Let us not exaggerate the, ahem, “gifts” of the supremely well-connected. On the plus side, he has always been a big, blustery guy with an ego the size of Manhattan – that certainly helps. As for his “old age”, I wouldn’t call 67 old for a billionaire, so I don’t think we can grant The Donald the “vascular dementia” or “Alzheimer’s” excuse. Sumner Redstone, on the other hand, who is 90 – now THAT dude is old.

    Saskatoon Sammy

    January 22, 2014 at 10:51 AM

  16. “The guy is full of hot air and nothing he says should be taken seriously.”

    A troll within a troll blog — good one. Et tu, Lyin’, et tu.


    January 22, 2014 at 10:53 AM

  17. Lion, who the GOP nominee will be is a good question. They don’t really have anyone serious.


    January 22, 2014 at 11:14 AM

  18. Huckabee … sounds very unlikely to win. Are the evangelicals strong enough to force him in as a VP? But let him draw fire. The republicans should in the meantime keep hammering away at the many bad choices of the current president. (By the way, no leonine interest in how long the presidential marriage will last? If they split, will Michelle get the advance on his memoirs and the White House?)

    But let us not forget the other side. The campaign of Moon UFO Hillary Bloodcloooot could be more interesting than we think. She was a shoo-in last time and lost. Also, she’s getting pretty old and rickety so the VP slot might become more relevant than usual.

    CLINTON/KERRY 2016, for the maximum Brezhnev effect?


    January 26, 2014 at 5:44 AM

    • And a tantalizing TRUMP/PALIN 2016.


      January 26, 2014 at 5:46 AM

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