They cite the cool reception Christie has been getting recently from Republican establishment types outside of his home turf in the Northeast, and the fact that many fund-raisers are now looking to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as the party’s savior.Chris Christie, a bombastic fat guy from Jersey collapses under a cloud of scandal. Scott Walker, bland, dry, lifeless and dull, attempts a redux of Tim Pawlenty but with bald spot. Some guy in Ohio nobody knows and looks like a milk delivery man from 1972. Some tiny doofus from Louisiana in a cheap suit that's too big for his 5'9", 140-pound frame. Then there are a murderer's row of crazy people, most of them not even close to having the chops to wage a national presidential campaign.
On the other side, the most famous and admired woman in the entire world.
This is the state of affairs in the 2016 presidential campaign, a situation so lopsidedly in favor of Democrats that it is breathtaking to see. I can't ever remember an upcoming election in which the two sides were so clearly uneven.
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Hillary Clinton, a global icon, first lady, senator, secretary of state, is outclassing her opponents in just about every category of presidential candidate measurement. Fame? Check. Money? Check. Natural constituency? Check. Qualified? Check. If there were any weakness in her, it could be her ability to manage the sprawling Clinton apparatus. A weakness one Senator Barack Obama exploited with dexterity and agility. But learning from mistakes and bouncing back has always been a Clinton family hallmark. Furthermore, there is no candidate among the Democrats who is a campaigner of the first order like Barack Obama, a man of exceptional ability on the hustings. With one of the toughest, historic national political brawls under her belt, Hillary Clinton has emerged a championship caliber heavyweight. It's so overwhelming, one would think it wise to probably slim down a notch, drop in class, and practice the fundamentals. Taking size for granted didn't do much for Goliath.
If you're a Republican, however, this situation cannot possibly look good. So who can you turn to in a clutch? Who can Republicans call on to retake control of the nation's capitol and steer the ship of government their way? Who among them has the experience, character, and record of accomplishment that will give them the ability to challenge the stench of certain defeat?
The Bush Family!
The name Bush is synonymous with failed wars, wrecked economies, huge deficits, underwater cities, financial crashes, high gas prices, government corruption and corporate malfeasance. That's the best they can do. A Bush.
Far be it from me to predict the 2016 election this far out. But I will say this: If you are a Republican and you were counting on having a "good bench" out there for 2016, I suggest you start looking around. This bench looks terrible considering what they are up against.