And of course Ashford has been gunning for more “bipartisanship” and amity that he says you’ll find in the Unicameral.
Oh, and then he voted for uber-partisan Democrat Nancy Pelosi for Speaker.
So here’s a quick question:
If Ashford KNEW Ryan was going to win…
And if Ashford had nothing but praise for Ryan…
Why not VOTE for him?
He could have shown that he is TRULY bipartisan, on the most partisan vote there is.
Wouldn’t THAT have been changing the rules in Washington?
Wouldn’t THAT have been what Don Walton and the OWH and all the others are clamoring for?
Ashford thinks Nancy Pelosi would do the best job of leading the House of Representatives.
Expect a load of deafening silence from the usual suspects.
CNBC you…in HELL!
The best part of last night’s debate was when the Royals scored four runs to take, and never give, up the lead.
Oh, the rest.
A seasoned “reporter” for CNBC asked a Presidential candidate:
So where did I read this and come up with this?
And that was in the middle of the mess.
(And FWIW, that was Becky Quick, Warren Buffett’s personal reporter from CNBC. But golly, she sure does have that casual-raspy voice thing down…)
Ted Cruz knocked it out of the park and flipped the bat into the stands with his takedown of CNBC. Not only did he criticize them generally, but deftly nailed every idiotic question they had presented before getting to him.
Donald Trump, are you a comic book villain?
Ben Carson, can you do the math?
John Kasich, can you insult two people over here?
Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign?
Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?
I don’t know if he was writing all this stuff down as it came, but you gotta give it to Cruz, at the bare minimum, that he is Indian Jones whip-smart. And there’s no way he could have prepared any of that.
That being said, I’m still not sure Cruz is eventually electable. He says he’s not the guy you want to have a beer with, but the guy you want to drive you home. I dunno.
“Wow, thanks Ted. I’m good though. No really! It’s so nice out tonight, I think I’ll walk. But thanks!”
And as long as we’re going with the analogies, every time John Kasich started into his yelling points, I felt like the kid itching to get off the living room couch and to the movie as my date’s dad tried to explain why Daylight Saving’s Time is corrupt.
And speaking of analogies, every time Mike Huckabee made one of his analogies (“It’s like a 400 pound man saying, ‘I’m going to go on a diet, but I’m eating a sack of Krispy Kremes before I do.‘”) I kept waiting for a Family Guy-like breakaway, with a skit of the actual analogy.
But maybe it was just me…
(Still, Peter Griffin as Mike Huckabee…)
Trump and Carson were fairly muted.
Paul was so quite, he is probably just prepping for his Senate campaign.
Christie was top notch, but I wonder if the mountain is too large for him still.
Fiorina was good, but her candidacy seemed to flare and is now just smoldering.
And then there was Jeb! and Rubio.
Or, really just Rubio.
Jeb made his ill-fated attempt to attack Rubio on missing votes, and got completely neutered in the process. Was his campaign figuring that Rubio wasn’t prepared for such an attack? That he didn’t have a 100% prepared comeback?
Have they NOT been watching Rubio for the past 6 months…nay…YEARS?
I’m not sure that finishes off Bush, but I wouldn’t be surprised to look back at that debate and see that ID’d as the beginning of the end for Jeb(!).
And Rubio was crisp, confident and never missed a beat.
But there’s still…something about his delivery.
His stern, clipped delivery makes it seem like he has written down every word then practiced it 30 times, then rattled off.
I’m not even sure what his conversational tone sounds like.
And for all you Rubio fans, I’m not even sure that’s a knock. His biggest battle is going to be convincing voters that he’s not too young and inexperienced. Then again, that’s sometimes easier than looking too old and out of date.
So more debates, yeah?
But not by CNBC, right?
Well here’s your schedule:
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Fox Business/WSJ Republican Debate
Moderators: Neil Cavuto, Maria Bartiromo, and Gerard Baker
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
CNN/Salem Republican Debate
Fox News Republican Debate
Saturday, February 6, 2016
ABC/IJReview Republican Debate
Saturday, February 13, 2016
CBS News Republican Debate
Moderator: John Dickerson
Friday, February 26, 2016
NBC/Telemundo Republican Debate
Fox News Republican Debate
Thursday, March 10, 2016
CNN/Salem Republican Debate
They say it costs about $2 million to put on a debate, so only the big boys are currently involved.
Though one wonders how soon these would or could go to the web or maybe Netflix or somesuch. Maybe you’d kill the viewership too much — but then again, going up against the World Series couldn’t have helped either.
So weigh-in, commenters.
And for those conspiracy theorists among you, know that Leavenworth St. has NOT sided with any candidate.
There are a few I’m not nuts about — but I can honestly say that ANY of them would be good candidates and would be good Presidents. And that’s saying something.
But of course there are other factors at work, and persuading the American people that you’re the right one is a big deal.
Have at it.
The Gov’s fix
Following up from yesterday, Governor Ricketts announced that…
…he’s instructed the Nebraska State Patrol to improve the way it tracks his security detail’s overtime and he will begin including personal trips on his official calendar.
Not clear if this will be grandfathered back to January with all of the accompanying data.
Easier than yelling out of an upper story window?
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