It’s time for some tough decisions

Real Clear Politics’ aggregated polls have made it the go-to site for political watchers. Today we focus on the GOP numbers and wonder when the candidates clinging to the bottom rungs of the presidential ladder will let good sense prevail and bid us a fond adieu. 

Of the fourteen still in the race, those languishing below 3 percent need to man up and admit they haven’t the support to be viable in 2016. The departures of Mike Huckabee (2.9%), Chris Christie (2.6%), Rand Paul (2.3%), Rick Santorum (0.6%), Bobby Jindal (0.6%), Lindsey Graham (0.3%) and George Pataki (0.3%) will cut the roster in half and allow the candidates who have garnered higher levels of support to move forward — until the next cut. To date, only Republicans Rick Perry and Scott Walker have suspended their campaigns.

Speaking in the vernacular of clichés, where are the Dutch Uncles to take the boys to the woodshed and talk turkey?

Time is short. The next Republican debate is October 28, 2015.

10 Responses to It’s time for some tough decisions

  1. LD 23 PC says:

    I’ve read that former Gov.George Pataki has never lost an election in his home state of New York. This race will change that dynamic. These days the welfare recipients in NYC elected Marxist Bill deBlasio as Mayor. And outside of New York Pataki doesn’t register a blip on the political radar screen. It’s time to fold the tent.

  2. MacBeth says:

    If they’re not registering in the polls they surely aren’t registering in the crucial campaign donation department. This is more about their egos than reality.

  3. Maggie says:

    I’m happy to see establishment darling Jeb! falling like a rock. I imagine he’s stunned by his lack of public support, tho the beltway donors have been filling his coffers. Those illegals he says are invading our country as “an act of love,” can vote for him, but no thinking American should.

  4. Vince says:

    Lindsey Grahamesty, Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush are all amnesty supporters.

    This is the single critical issue for me and most of the people I know. If any of them get the nomination, the United States as we know it is doomed. They will finish this disastrous lunacy Obama has fast tracked and ensure Third World status for a Balkanized America.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Yes, those below 3% should bow out – there’s no point in staying in. John Kasich should just go away also. Some of his left-leaning ideas are screwy.

    I’m more concerned with the ones still in it to win it like Marco Rubio. He’s got a lot of money behind him – he’s one of the pro-amnesty Gang of 8 and he isn’t backing down on more immigration. Recently he said he even wants more Muslim immigration for the new century of the new America or some B.S. like that. He’s criticized for missing votes in the Senate and his answer is ‘I’m running for president.’ Jeb is slowly tanking and those Jeb supporters will probably get behind Rubio for the “win.”

    • Matt DeGennaro says:

      Right. Marco Rubio has NOT supported a single illegal immigration enforcement bill. He HAS promoted the DREAM Act, citizenship and welfare for illegals. His easy alliance with John McCain, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Grahamnesty and a host of liberal Democrats in the amnesty supporting Gang of 8 should tell us all we need to know about Rubio. Like Juan McCain and Jeff the Flake, he will change like a chameleon as he campaigns and then revert back to his long established stance as soon as the votes are counted. Rubio is as untrustworthy as his Arizona mentors and fellow Floridian Jeb “I’m Hispanic” Bush.

      http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/06/us-usa-election-bush-idUSKBN0MX0RT20150406

  6. State Delegate says:

    In my opinion Ben Carson is the thoughtful conservative in the GOP lineup. Trump has generated early support for being the brash outsider, but he’s too vague on the issues and his brashness is no longer refreshing but is wearing thin. I can’t imagine him interacting on the world stage. No candidate (not even Reagan who set this amnesty insanity in motion) is perfect. As of now, my dream ticket is Ben Carson (Prez) and Ted Cruz (VP). Interestingly, both are conservatives and minorities, which refutes the dem’s spew that we are the party of “white guys.” It turns out the democrats are actually that party. (I have no trouble counting Hillary as a “guy.”)

    • state committeeman says:

      Carson believes all those brought to USA by ILLEGAL parents deserve citizenship! We are a nation of LAWS not touchy feely sentiments. Illegal is illegal, is illegal! N’est pas?

      • State Delegate says:

        So how do you feel about Ronald Reagan?
        Invasion illégale de l’Amérique a commencé avec lui.

  7. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Poor Ronald Reagan – with all the wonderful good he’s done and respected for – he get tarred with amnesty for illegal aliens. Ted Kennedy promised Reagan that if he signed the amnesty, the Democrats would provide the funds for securing the border. Reagan believed him – and it didn’t happen. O’Reilly is another one who can’t stop with the Reagan amnesty. Look at present-day Obama and what he’s doing to our country. Liberal-types always blame Reagan for the first amnesty.