The 45th POTUS, Marco Rubio
March 2, 2016
Marco Rubio makes George W Bush look like a genius, and Bush has been rated as the fourth dumbest president to ever hold office. Yet Marco Rubio will be our next president.
This is how itís going to play out:
Currently the Republican
establishment wants Rubio to be their candidate. The Democratic establishment
wants Hilary Clinton to be their candidate. In poll after poll, Rubio wins a
general election against
Hilary is winning most of the democratic primaries but most of her delegate support is coming from super delegates, who are not obligated to follow the popular votes in these contests. They are under the direction of the Democratic National Committee. Bernie Sanders is actually doing quite well in the primaries, and certainly has fundraising and voter support momentum. In point of fact in polling regarding the general election he defeats quite easily every Republican candidate. But DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz doesnít care. Hilary is her choice because like Schultz she is an unapologetic corporatist, and so she will do everything she possibly can to make sure that Hilary is the nominee, even if it means using superdelegates as ballast against Sandersí support.
Donald Trump is winning almost all of the Republican primaries and is presumed to be their likely nominee. But the RNC and its adherents donít want Trump to be their candidate because he is obviously not controllable. He says whatever pops into his mind, regardless of how offensive or absurd it is. A person like that would make for a very bad president on so many levels and against so many interests. They want Rubio because he is precisely as willing to go along with their agenda as George W Bush was. Unfortunately for Trump, he gets clobbered in the polling versus either of the potential democratic opponents, losing by double digits to either. Like Hilary, he also has too many negatives to win in a general election. In fact, he is the only candidate in recent memory to have more negatives than Hilary. There is no way that the RNC is going to let him ruin their chance to stack the Supreme Court.
Democratic voters are
licking their chops at the prospect of facing Donald Trump in the general
election in November. But they forget one very important thing: Donald Trump is
not a politician. He has never been elected to anything. He is a businessman
first which means he can be bought off if the price is right. What could the
RNC possibly offer a billionaire? Assuming he is actually worth billions (a
topic of some debate, fueled by his own admission that his worth changes day to
day), they could offer him at least some of the power he so desperately seeks.
He wonít win the presidency but Secretary of Treasury? That might be nice. How
about a lifetime of business loan guarantees? FDIC-like
insurance against bankrupcy? That might be
attractive to a man who has filed bankrupcy four
times. Or it could be something as simple as making the
So why hasnít the RNC made their move yet?
Trump has been an excellent
test subject for which ideas the Republicans can use to excite their voting
block. Remember in 2000 when swift boats were one of the most important issues
among people who voted for Bush? And how about gay marriage
in 2004? Whatís to say that banning Muslims from entering the country
wonít be the Republican slogan this year? Who knows what Trump will say next
but it will no doubt get headlinesÖ and more importantly, polling data. So as
long as heís campaigning they get their data. Then after the convention they
can pair whatever ridiculous non-sequitir of a
message that polled best with a candidate with more likeability than
Additionally, as long as
polls show that
So why, you may ask,
doesnít the RNC have the same concern regarding the optics of a nominee that
the people didnít vote for? Are you joking? Have you seen the clown car that
comprises their presidential candidates and the issues that concern them? Does
anyone honestly think that the party that brought us Watergate, Iran-Contra,
the Savings and Loan meltdown, invading Iraq over WMDs,
the financial meltdown of 2007, voodoo economics, the 2000 ballot chad embarrassment, voting to overturn Obamacare
more than 50 times after it became law and is now threatening to not consider a
Supreme Court nominee for almost a yearÖ does anyone believe that party is actually
worried about how something looks? They know this presidential election is
about stacking the Supreme Court, the only job in
What price are you willing to pay?