For Thanksgiving, Is the GOP Down to Three with the Rest Turkeys?
That doesn't mean that several of these people aren't worthy. Carly Fiorina especially has shown herself to be ready for an important position in anybody's cabinet. And I wouldn't mind seeing Chris Christie as attorney general.
TRIGGER WARNING: I am going to write something that may get partisans of the latter two really upset. Despite the fact Cruz and Rubio are engaged in their own food fight (more of that in a moment), there's not a huge difference between the two men about the most important thing -- how they would be as president. In my estimation, they'd both be pretty damn good. They are two really smart guys, excellent communicators (far better than anything the GOP has had since Reagan) and relatively similar in their politics. I've had the pleasure, honor, whatever you want to call it, of meeting both men and we'd be unbelievably lucky to have either -- or both, if they decided to run together.
As for Donald, that's more mysterious. It's hard to get a handle of exactly how he'd be as president but in truth -- call me Pollyanna -- I don't fear a Trump presidency, no matter what outlandish things The Donald says (well, almost). Most of the more extreme stuff is pose and he'd certainly be the most entertaining person we've had in the White House in our lifetimes. And considering what's been going on lately, we certainly could use it.
But most of all, and here I'm repeating myself from numerous posts, it's the general election I focus on. This Thanksgiving, and doubtless until Election Day, I am first and foremost a Vince Lombardi voter: "Winning isn't everything. It's the only thing."