Will Rubio be demolished tonight?
I’ve already explained that everyone will be gunning for him. I think there’s a strong possibility that he could be totally destroyed in tonight’s debate. Rubio just isn’t that smart, and he relies on memorized sound bites and anecdotes to get him through debates and interviews. If he gets thrown into a position where he can’t fall back on his sound bites, we may see a complete collapse.
And who will benefit if that happens? We may be surprised to see John Kasich win second place in New Hampshire. Well some people will be surprised, but I won’t because I’m predicting the possibility.
Why do I think Kasich and not Bush or Christie will benefit from Rubio’s collapse? Because everyone who is not a Republican insider doesn’t want another president Bush, and because Jeb’s humiliating collapse in the polls from the front-runner to a guy who got 3% in Iowa makes him look like a loser. No one wants to vote for a loser.
Not Christie because Christie appeals to proles, and Trump has won the hearts and minds of the proles.
Kasich, on the other hand, has been positioning himself as the only adult in a room full of children. Whereas Bush’s low showing in the polls brands him a loser, Kasich’s equivalent showing makes him a winner because a few months ago he was this nobody that no one even considered as having a realistic chance of winning a single primary anywhere. Arnold Schwarzenegger says that Kasich is as unstoppable as a Terminator.