Debate: Competence: and a Blowhard

Well, so we got through the first Republican debate. Nothing overly surprising, really.

Best job goes by acclimation to Carly Fiorina, she impressed me at the Reagan Library, and she was, if anything, better here. Calm, knowledgeable, on point, decisive, all the things one expects from a CEO and what we could use in the CEO of America. Much too soon to rule anybody out, but for now, she’s my choice.

Bush has problems because he is named Bush, but he governed pretty conservatively. He’s not high on my list because I’m ready for some new faces, but he’s basically OK. None of the others would give me much problem, vis a vis any of the Democrats, every one is head and shoulder above. I particularly like Perry, Walker, and Cruz, but none is anathema to me.

Except one: Donald Trump. He’s willing to run on the Party’s dime and name recognition, but if he loses (and he will) he reserves the right to run as an independent. Nope, doesn’t work for me. In addition, he comes off as a petulant five-year-old boy and has no clue how to keep a civil tongue in his mouth. His beliefs have evolved at light-speed to attempt to run this race. Why? Stalking horse for Clinton, maybe? Who knows, but he shot himself in the foot last night, I think and hope. He does tap into something many of us feel about Washington these days, and I understand and largely agree. But Fiorina answers those concerns as least as well, with quiet competence taking the place of a crony-capitalist/corporatist’s braggadocio, and HP managed to stay out of bankruptcy court, as well as dealing with the mob.

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19 Responses to Debate: Competence: and a Blowhard

  1. chalcedon451 says:

    Yes, from what I’ve been able to see here (mainly highlights – if you call call them that) I’d be inclined to agree. Trump is a megalomaniac and a demagogue – he will self-destruct; just hope he only takes himself down when he goes.

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    • NEO says:

      Yep, that’s my worry as well. I watched, well mostly half listened, to both, and other than Trump, nobody really bad, but most rather lacklustre, more in presentation than substance. Somebody compared it to a reality show this morning, and it’s not a bad analogy, cause its a strong field, with different strengths from one to the other.

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      • chalcedon451 says:

        That was how it looked from this side of the pond – but Trump is the Republiccan version of Labour’s Corbyn – mad, bad and dangerous.

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        • NEO says:

          He is indeed, not only a loose cannon but a 64 pounder.

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        • chalcedon451 says:

          A billionaire who complains about politicians being bought is certainly a man lacking in self-awareness – or a sense of the ridiculous.

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        • NEO says:

          Indeed, in one breath he complains about it, it the next, he brags about the ones he’s bought. Well, takes two to tango, and all, but I see little point to electing one that we know out of his own mouth is corrupt.

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  2. This is just the beginning of the long haul for the Republican nomination! I watched it all myself, and Carly did well, and she should move to the top tier? Huck had a good night in my opinion, as Cruz, but again this is not going to be a quick run up! Trump is just a rich pain in the axx, who gets time because of it, he will fade, and who knows about a third party? But personally I don’t think Trump really wants to spend his own money! But he does say what’s on the mind of a lot of Americans I believe. But, Trump is right about one thing, America is in a most critical place, and the American Constitution is on the line! But I am just a conservative Brit watching it all. 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      Part of what I like about Carly is that she is quite willing to admit she owes much to Reagan, and also to Maggie, and I see some reflections of both in her. We could use a grocer’s daughter of our own, I think.

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      • At least we get to look a Carly, a pretty nice looking 60 year old female! But yes, she is smart too!

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        • NEO says:

          Yep, she looks like she takes care of herself, although that top was a bad choice, last night. But she’s smart as a whip, my dad would say.

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  3. Reblogged this on BPI reblog001 and commented:

    At this point I favor Carly Fiorina and Ted Cruz. A lot can happen between now and the election.

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  4. the unit says:

    I mentioned my favorable impression of Carly Fiorina a few articles ago. So what we got yet to go, a year to determine the nominee? So who will they let us even vote for? Back in 2012 supposedly Mickey Mouse could beat Obama. I didn’t get to vote for him, just Goofy or Foghorn Leghorn 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      Have to see, but she really did well, by nearly everyone’s​ estimate.

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      • the unit says:

        You know two, three, four years ago the message was HP would be out of computer PC business.
        Huh? New laptop I bought in June is HP. Came with Windows 8.1. Then shortly thereafter offered free download to Windows 10. I didn’t like 8.1 so decided I’d see how much I didn’t like Windows 10. Guess how much! Stick with 7 as long as possible. 🙂
        But anyway down fall of HP was Carley’s fault they said. That’s my new one however. And it’s good. Windows is the pain you know where.

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        • NEO says:

          Yep, and I think a lot of us remembered HP when David Packard was basically inventing the electronic calculator, and things had changed. I don’t really know, haven’t studied it, but your press tends to be bad when you let 30K people go, know matter how good your reasons were. 🙂

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