Earth to candidates: We won’t be your “friend” unless you show conservative credentials
As the FEC deadline for the third fundraising quarter approaches tonight, political activists have been inundated with donation solicitations from candidates. There are the low-key requests and the fever pitched, agitated pleas — packing messages of doom unless the money rolls in.
The winner for employing the most desperate begging has to be Jeb!, who has had his wife, other family members and now his son trying to raise cash from the folks. His haughty sounding PAC, “Right to Rise,” speaks to his idea of expected ascendancy. The lobbyists are on board, but are getting edgy at his mostly single digit polling numbers.
George P., the Texas Land Commissioner and the latest Bush-in the-political-dynasty-wings, is begging on behalf of his seriously plunging dad. It won’t help. As SRAZ commenter, State Delegate so succinctly noted recently, Jeb is ready for the “political embalming fluid.” McCain has been complimentary regarding Jeb Bush‘s potential, which could account for his use of the word, ”Friends” in his solicitations.
Marco Rubio, the slick-talking, pro-amnesty Gang Of Eight member, who continues to join forces with John McCain in blaming Islamic terrorism on oppression, has a not-so-novel approach to his appeals for cash. Rubio addresses his prospective donors as “Friends.”
Why would any candidate seek to emulate this?
Donald Trump, able to self fund, is not imploring his followers for donations.
Dr. Ben Carson wisely addresses his supporters as “Fellow Conservatives,” as he talks about the dangers of political correctness which “prevent us from speaking honestly about our challenges, our differences and our culture.” This brain surgeon knows a thing or two about how the human mind functions.
He’s undoubtedly keenly aware few of us enjoy being so presumptuously addressed in McCain-speak.