Debate: Competence: and a Blowhard
August 7, 2015 19 Comments
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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