Contrary to popular belief - by some on this site and certainly heralded by the mainstream media - Christie’s full frontal on Rubio may have done Christie more harm than good. Christie is a big government, casino bailing out with tax money, Obama hugging Republican. My guess is Christie’s attack helped Bush and Kasich more than it helped Christie or hurt Rubio. Overlooked in all this was the fact that, even though it sounded scripted and may have been, Rubio was correct - Obama does know exactly what he is doing/what he has done - his actions have been purposeful/calculated. It is instructive to note media sites have PURPOSELY been touting Bush’s debate performance - calling it his best debate and claiming he’s “gathering steam”, while focusing only on Rubio’s singular response, completely ignoring the rest of Rubio’s debate responses. Why? - to clear the “establishment lane” for Jeb Bush. Things don’t happen in a vacuum. Media play a huge role in shaping elections. IMHO.
Notice, if you will, that Ted Cruz has been virtually ignored by media in New Hampshire. His name is hardly mentioned. If I didn’t know better I would think he wasn’t even running in NH. If you think that is by chance on the part of ABC, CBS, al Jazeera, CNN, MSNBC, perhaps even FOX - think again.
Predictions - Trump will win, probably by about 5 points.
Cruz and Rubio will line up behind Trump, as will - in no particular order - Kasich, Carson, Bush, Fiorina and Christie.
Stated another way - Christie will fall on his ass tonight and will probably withdraw from the race prior to So Carolina. It is hard for me to believe donors will be lining up in support of this statist thug going forward.
Bush will trudge on to So Carolina only because he has the money to do so. But in spite of media best efforts, I think he is on his way out - I HOPE - He’s useless.
Carson is likely close to the end of the road - I don’t think he will generate the funding to go much beyond March 1st - He is a good, decent man - I hope there is a cabinet position for him in the next administration - overseeing/restructuring/reconfiguring/privatizing the VA would be appropriate.
I will be interested in how Fiorina does in NH. I’m pulling for her to do reasonably well - hopefully well enough to be taken seriously as a viable VP selection.
On the Democrat side - An old Karl Marx socialist, Bernie Sanders, versus the “Women’s rights” champion who just happens to have a life-long history of enabling/excusing/lying for her sexual predator husband. Jesus H. Chrst, you can’t make this sht up!! Look for the Marxist to win today. LMAO!!