Friday, October 30, 2015

Do We Really Need More Republican Debates?

The ratings are in and the CNBC Republican Debate scored much lower than the previous two debates. Maybe it was the World Series competing for the same time slot. Or maybe, with the holiday season just around the corner, voters are taking a break from politics. Who knows? In any case, after Wednesday night's debacle is it really necessary to have more debates?

What was billed as a debate about the economy, turned out to be the latest media attempt to ridicule and incite fights among Republican candidates. The debate was disorganized, unprofessional, the moderators made up in arrogance what they lacked in competence. Plenty of articles are floating around the internet about how CNBC was the real loser of the night and there is no need to add one more.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The GOP Establishment's Dilemma

Well the GOP establishment has finally got its wish. After topping all national and state polls for over 100 days, Donald Trump is trailing Ben Carson in Iowa and in the latest CBS News/New York Times national poll.

Although Carson is not the establishment's dream candidate by any stretch of the imagination, Republican strategists believe that he is a much easier target to tear down than The Donald. Besides, there are real doubts as to whether Carson is seriously seeking the presidency. He is currently on a book tour and his campaign seems more focused on fundraising than anything else.