“You know Mr./Mrs. Bigshotmoneybags, I’m Secretary of State now. But soon I’ll be president. I am a very good friend to have, as I know you know. Did I ever tell you about the $100,000 I made on cattle futures? Ah, yes, now just a couple of speaking fees these days. Much more efficient. And legal.
I think there is a very real case to be made that anyone who has a life-long aspiration for the job of US President has something seriously wrong with them. Who would want the power so much to subject themselves to the crucible of the White House?
Santorum thinks he can somehow cobble together a coalition of evangelicals and crony capitalists to take the White House. This is a man who loathes small government and believes that government should reflect a certain set of “moral” values. Specifically his.
The attached article is a partisan one. There is no mistaking the author’s feelings for Hillary Clinton. Matthew Continetti is not a fan.
“Pay to play” laws restrict presidential candidates from taking money from investment firms which do business in the home state of a particular candidate. This is a problem for Christie as a number of large banks are based in New Jersey, right across the Hudson River from Manhattan.
It’s perfectly reasonable to expect the White House to stonewall the Benghazi investigation. There are fears that whatever happened that night might reflect poorly on the president, and perhaps even more importantly now, on Hillary Clinton who wants to be president. It makes sense that a White House which plays hardball all the time, plays hardball with reporters.
It doesn’t make it right however. Some reporters, many who have long cheered this president are starting to speak out, softly.
If there was any doubt where Christie is on the Tea Party, libertarian thinking, and freedom generally, that doubt is gone now. The guy has completely thrown in with the big government folks and has warned of “libertarianism” (read people who actually follow the Constitution) rising up through the GOP. He has tied his chain to an establishment star. He is betting that free America can’t get it’s act together before the 2016 election.
Rand can’t be president because he isn’t tall enough. That makes sense.
But she does support Chris Christie, Obama’s Republican BFF.
Short is terrible. Obese and unhealthy is OK I guess.
I couldn’t agree with Senator Rubio more. The GOP has consistently embraced crony capitalism, just like their Democrat brethren. The Republicans like weapons systems, the Dems like welfare programs. But both parties pick and choose. The object for both clubs is to separate tax dollars from the taxpayers to benefit those who will help a particular politician most. Many in Washington can’t even imagine Washington DC working in a different way.
Rand Paul is part of a Republican New Wave which has been building and since his now famous filibuster has crashed onto the Hill sweeping much of the old guard aside. McCain looks suddenly toothless. Same for Senator Graham. Senator McConnell just endorsed (with Senator Paul) the industrial production of hemp in Kentucky. Things have changed dramatically in the party over the past 2 months and especially in the past 2 days.