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Saturday debate

It looks like Bush, Christie and Kasich are going to tear into Rubio on Saturday night. They all adhere to the belief that the electorate will rally around an establishment candidate (one of that group) so their path to victory is to de-seat Rubio as the leading establishment candidate.

Bush especially hates Rubio on a deep personal level.

This will benefit Trump immensely.

Cruz will be ignored because he doesn’t have good poll numbers in NH.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. Surprised you didn’t mention how Fiorina was excluded from the debates.

    Half Canadian

    February 5, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    • Thank god. It’s hard for me to watch the debates with that aggressive psychopath on the stage. Like we need another loud-mouthed narcissistic business person with no political track record to judge them by.


      February 6, 2016 at 9:09 am

  2. If I were Rubio, I wouldn’t much worry about a “tearing into” by Kasich.

    Mike Street Station

    February 5, 2016 at 2:48 pm

  3. I can’t believe that Rubio, the ingratiating bellboy, is getting traction. It shows how many utterly clueless cucks there are. Rubio is very dangerous. He’s a mediocrity and happy puppet who will be getting all of the chamber of cheap labor money.

    To quote Joe Biden: “I mean, you got the first mainstream hispanic who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. . .” And I hear he’s the son of a bartender and hotel maid. . .


    February 5, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    • The elephant in the room, at least as far as this board, seems to be that Rubio is controlled by a Jewish auto magnate.

      Quoted at CH

      February 5, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    • Rubio is the worst candidate on the stage. He’s a puppet for the people who want to Merkel America.

      Every other Candidate, even cuckservatives like Kasich, is better than Rubio.


      February 5, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    • Sailer has an interesting take on Rubio: “Rubio has been pretty much a wholly owned subsidiary of billionaire Miami auto dealer Norman Braman.”


      February 5, 2016 at 5:01 pm

  4. I am hoping for a Trump and Sanders victory. I prefer Trump but don’t mind a Sanders presidency.


    February 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm

  5. Last time in the ABC debate before the NH primary, George Stephanoupolis planted the bizarre question that kicked off the War on Women Obama campaign.

    Let’s see if they pull the trick again. Fiorina isn’t invited to the stage to run cover for the rest of the stage, and only Trump has been tested on the question (the right answer to “do you hate women” is screw political correctness), do Cruz and Rubio know this?


    February 5, 2016 at 4:41 pm

  6. Do not underestimate Rubio. He is a gifted, natural politician with the perfect “American Dream” back story. He is also a relatively handsome and charming candidate in arguably the most uncharismatic field of GOP contenders in modern times. 90% of the people do not look into the resumes or policy papers of a politician. They look at them like they look at a car on the dealership lot. If they get a reasonably good impression within the first minute they will be sold. Rubio has the ability to hook a lot of undecided voters that are not “radical” enough for Cruz or “mean” enough for Trump. Just like Bill Clinton, if you ever met Marco Rubio in person you would probably like him a lot. Likewise, as this race unfolds more and more will be swayed to his camp as he becomes the “pragmatic candidate who can actually win”.


    February 5, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    • What’s pragmatic about opposing abortion in cases of rape and incest? Ironically, for a guy who seems so slippery elsewhere Rubio probably has the most philosophically coherent anti-abortion position of any national candidate in the last four decades, but Americans don’t care about philosophical coherence (especially when the position itself gives them the willies).

      In a general election Rubio is going to get Akin’d as that guy who wants to force your daughter to carry her rapist’s fetus to term.


      February 5, 2016 at 10:07 pm

      • Roe vs. Wade is not going to be overturned and everyone knows it. Abortion talk is prole fodder.


        February 6, 2016 at 7:12 am

      • No one thought that Akin was going to overturn Roe v. Wade either. It doesn’t matter, if you hold a position that makes the majority of the public see you as a weirdo.

        The people who are going to turn on Rubio the fiercest once his abortion views get out are nice middle class white ladies who live in suburbia.


        February 6, 2016 at 11:38 am

  7. OT – more information how David Eisenhauer met the teen on Kik:

    Whisper is another bad social media app for stupid teen girls lacking a sense of danger.


    February 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm

  8. To quote Joe Biden: “I mean, you got the first mainstream hispanic who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. . .” And I hear he’s the son of a bartender and hotel maid. . .

    Lol, nice allusion.

    But I think when Biden used the term “clean” in reference to Obama he meant free of all burdens and allegiances to traditional black political allegiances that would’ve drug down Obama’s candidacy like a millstone. For instance, Obama always kept his distance from other black leaders – he never attended a single meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus while in the Senate, and during his first election you didn’t see any photos of him getting chummy with Jesse Jackson, Farrakhan or Al Sharpton – he wisely avoided association with them by design. (but now that that Obama is in his final term Al Sharpton has been to the White House dozens of times in the last year, of course)


    February 5, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    • That would be a trenchant observation but for the fact of Rev. Wright. No, Biden likely meant “clean” as in ‘doesn’t remind us of Redd Foxx.”

      alonzo portfolio

      February 5, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    • I think you’re being too charitable to Biden.

      I think he meant “clean” as in not mangy or threatening looking.


      February 5, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    • Jesse Jackson ‘arranged’ Obama’s marriage to Michelle. The press knew this and kept the info buried.


      February 5, 2016 at 10:27 pm

  9. They all adhere to the belief that the electorate will rally around an establishment candidate (one of that group) so their path to victory is to de-seat Rubio as the leading establishment candidate.

    Cruz will also take shots at Rubio. I recommend Trump hammer Rubio too since Cruz isn’t contesting New Hampshire and to keep the establishment from consolidating around one candidate.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    February 5, 2016 at 7:31 pm

  10. Jared Taylor forming Super PAC to support Trump with robocalls during campaign:

    Trump is going to have to disavow them in public.


    February 5, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    • no he isn’t. trump’s been retweeting white supremacist twitter accounts for months now and doesn’t care at all.

      james n.s.w

      February 6, 2016 at 3:27 am

  11. I like Christie’s portrayal of Rubio as a lightweight Peter Pan. Trump should steal that approach and drop any scandal in Rubio’s background, if there is one, over the weekend.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    February 5, 2016 at 8:42 pm

  12. I bet that Trump will go all out on Cruz. The other GOPe candidates will try to tear apart Rubio, but I think he can deflect their attacks if he stays positive.

    I think Trump will come in first in New Hampshire, with numbers in the upper 20s, while Rubio will come in second with numbers in the lower 20s.


    February 5, 2016 at 9:23 pm

  13. Remind me, Marco is the one in yellow, right?


    February 5, 2016 at 9:50 pm

  14. I don’t think that Rubio is a real threat to Trump. The immigration issue is so resonant right now, and on that issue Rubio doesn’t have a leg to stand on. It may actually be good for Trump that Rubio is “surging” because Cruz’s “I’m the true conservative” positioning is more of a real threat.

    I think it was a mistake for Trump to attack Cruz so much in the weeks leading up to Iowa, because it helped Cruz position himself as the main alternative to Trump, and it made it seem as if Iowa was very important to Trump. A two-man race between Trump and Cruz is the scenario Trump doesn’t want. Rubio hanging around and “surging” blunts that, assuming Trump still wins NH by a decent margin. As long as Trump does that, he can smack Rubio down on immigration whenever he wants.


    February 5, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    • Rubio is an enormous threat to Trump.

      Rubio is polling close to Trump now, and you have to assume that most Kasich/Jeb/Christie/Fiorina voters will back Rubio when they drop out.

      That’s half of the electorate.

      If Rubio pulls from them in NH, he wins.

      And if Trump loses 2 states in a row after talking about his polls for 6 months, he is done.

      The establishment candidate always wins because conservatives split votes.

      Ted Cruz can’t win anybody except for Evangelicals (in Iowa) and he can’t beat Hillary. He is too autistic to realize this. He’s trained in college debate and legal argument but not rhetoric. He’s actually bad at rhetoric, if Ted Cruz went up against Bernie Sanders in a debate he would lose horribly. Bernie would promise everybody candy, and Ted would respond by pointing out math errors and logical inconsistencies.


      Anyways this upcoming debate could be really good. The last one with Trump was entertaining as hell, it was like watching wrestling promos.


      February 6, 2016 at 1:05 am

    • Rubio is an enormous threat to Trump.

      Rubio is a manageable threat. Romney was a very strong establishment candidate who nevertheless struggled against Huckabee and Santorum for months. Rubio doesn’t have a tenth of Romney’s talent and Rubio is fighting stronger conservative opponents.

      However, Trump should beat up Rubio at the debate just to make sure Rubio has as little momentum as possible going into next Tuesday’s vote .

      The Undiscovered Jew

      February 6, 2016 at 9:07 am

  15. Oh look, Las Vegas Review Journal, recently purchased by immigration pimp Sheldon Adelson endorses Rubio for R nomination! Couldn’t see that one coming.


    February 6, 2016 at 12:00 am

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