Some sponsoring the Debates (I think FOX was the main one); have indicated that only the top 10? (in select Polls) would be put on the main stage, and that those below the Top Tier will be in sort of a secondary debate.
So I certainly agree that Walker is going top have to come out fast and strong…and maintain what ever momentum he may gain.
Any thoughts on how he may fair against Rubio?
I think he does well against Rubio. If I’m Walker, I say “look, I’ve governed. I balanced budgets. I made tough choices. I survived voter recalls - I’ve defended my work. I had to work with a legislature that had members who didn’t always agree with me. I got reforms done, written into law. Rubio? He’s Obama. A junior Senator with an undistinguished record. Little accomplishment. Sure, he’s on the right, but if we learned anything from the past 7 years, it’s that we don’t need some greenhorn Senator getting on the job training in the Oval Office. Maybe consider Rubio eight years from now, after my administation is done reforming the US like we did Wisconsin, when maybe Rubio will be ready. Maybe.”[/quote]
I think this plays extremely well, as long as his articulation comes off polished and not snarky. Frankly, that’s what I look for as well: Rubio gets Florida, sure ok. And he’s got the young look and charisma. But bottom line is that he is inexperienced in decision making.
Walker is top 10 easily. I still cannot understand how the hell Trump is in the top 5 let alone 2. Thank goodness early polls are largely worthless. But as tbolt said, foiling the Donald (in both senses) is a great timely move for Walker. Next to Trump, almost anybody except for Carson and Huckabee comes off as pleasantly sane and polished.
Walker has experience with hard state politics, which is good training for the shark pit of national politics. However, it’s still the kiddie pool, even though he defended a recall vote successfully. He hasn’t dealt with the media smelling blood yet. Or the full might of the democratic machine.[/quote]
Trump is going to do something we have never seen in our lifetime, which is truly call out candidates from both parties in a way that we would see here on TN.
Because Trump truly does not give a flying fuck, does not back down to criticism or accusations of anything shameful, we are going to see him dish out the political chin-check of epic proportions.
I think people are truly sick and tired of the safe and calculated answers to bullshit softball questions that should never be asked in the first place.
Which I’ll love seeing…right up until the time he has succeeded in getting the GOP labelled as a racist party and kills the election for them…because he damages the brand immensely