Republican National Committee [RNC] Desperate to Find a 2016 Presidential Candidate!
They even sent me a survey of partisan names asking me [are you kidding?] whom I would select as a potential 2016 Presidential candidate in their ‘straw poll’. Oops, I forgot to add, that the RNC, in particular the Chairman of the RNC, Rencie Priebus was kind enough to suggest that I might want to donate anywhere from $100 to $2,500 or more.
Isn’t that nice of him?
He wants me to pay for the privilege of suggesting whom I would pick among a potpourri of token hispanics, blacks and ‘has-beens’ as our next Republican POTUS. No wonder the party symbolized by the elephant is literally heading for their own graveyard!
Let me just say that old ways of thinking, especially homogenized group think, deserves to be analyzed and discussed with reverence and sagacity. NOT!
Here are the names on the 2016 RNC Presidential Survey and what I think of them:
 Kelly Ayotte- NH Senator. Not ready for prime time. She is a talented private attorney, NH prosecutor and would make a good VP.
 Haley Barbour –Former Mississippi Governor—"Oldies but not Goodies".
 John Bolton –Former US Ambassador To UN. I know him well and respect him. But he is not presidential material. He would be good as the National Security Advisor.
 Jeb Bush—A decent, smart man. But I reiterate his mother’s incisive, prophetic words: ”No more Bushes in the White House!”.
 Herman Cain—Attractive, funny, down-to-earth CEO of pizza company. He would should be Secretary of Commerce. He knows business.
 Dr Ben Carson—Neurosurgeon and author. I have a lot of professional respect for him and his incredible accomplishments. He would be best suited for Secretary of Human Health Services or Surgeon General.
 Chris Christie—Come on!! This one is a ‘bridge over troubled waters’.
 Sen Ted Cruz—He can run in his birth place –Canada, as the first Hispanic Prime Minister. Get him out of the USA before he destroys our USG. Send him back to Canada or Cuba—both Socialist countries.
 Governor Mitch Daniels [Indiana] –Who?
 Newt Gingrich—Waste Management Retread.
 Nikki Haley—S.C. Governor— Hollande move over.
 Mike Huckabee- Former Governor of Arkansas. King of cosmetic surgery. Uncle Sugar and Women’s libidos?
 Gov. Bobby Jindal [Louisiana] –“Laissez les bons temps roulez!”
 Gov. John Kasich [Ohio]- It’s a swing state, you will need his support there.
 Peter King [NY Congressman] – Too busy catching make-believe ‘terrorists’.
 Gov. Susana Martinez [NM]—A female Hispanic. In theory she is worth twice as much as a white male. But that is a patronizing theory, typical of Republican thinking.
 Gov. Sarah Palin—Are you kidding? She is the best show on TV besides the Colbert Nation and Jon Stewart.
 Rand Paul, M.D—I literally don’t ‘see eye-to eye’. He is an ophthamologist, he is not quite Presidential material. He is too acerbic and never had major management experience.
 Ron Paul, M.D. – Made major contribution to Libertarian philosophy.
 Gov. Tim Pawlenty—Former Gov, Minnesota—Too nice and too unknown.
 Gov. Mike Pence [Indiana] –unknown.
 Gov. Rick Perry [Texas] –He has trouble remembering which agencies exist in the Federal Govt.
 Senator Rob Portman [Ohio] He wanted the M1 Abrams Tank when our DOD said we don’t need one. He is out of synch with our economy and national security.
 Condi Rice—She belongs behind bars for perjury and criminal acts against the USG during Bush Jr/Cheney administration.
 Sen. Marco Rubio – One more ‘slip sliding away’ wannabe Hispanics borne of drug money and Florida political cronyism.
 Congressman Paul Ryan—Strong financial analytical mind. Bipartisan politician. At present, he is ‘collateral damage’.
 Gov. Brian Sandoval [Nebraska]—The only Sandoval I know of is the famous Cuban trumpeter played by Andy Garcia.
 Sen. Rick Santorum—He tried but failed.
 Sen. Tim Scott [ SC] – We have had two POTUSs from the South—Carter and Clinton. That’s enough!
 Sen. John Thune [ND] –jr senator from S.D. The last thing we need is more professional politicians with no skills, no executive experience from an unimportant state.
 Gov. Scott Walker [Wisconsin]—Possible. But still a major unknown. Friends with RNC chairman.
 Allen West [Fla] –Strong advocate for minimalist government. But no broader appeal.
That’s the list, folks!
From my present perspective, I feel that the RNC must:
▪ Fire the Director of the RNC. He is not effective and failing miserably.
▪ Think out-of-the box, more 21st century.
▪ Develop a broader agenda including gay rights, same sex marriage, women’s rights to choose, medical marijuana, immigration reform.
▪ Stop pandering to the minority groups in a patronizing way.
However, Republicans, keep the faith. There are many talented individuals who have not been mentioned and are extremely qualified to be POTUS.
Republican leadership will need to think seriously about the unique characteristics required of an effective POTUS—management, business experience, military/intelligence past, broad recognition and an extremely clean background without any hiccups.
Good luck, elephants. Use your highly-touted memory to recall those who have served as the "Best and the Brightest." So far they are not on the RNC list.
Also get rid of dangerous dinosaurs Karl Rove, Fred Malik, and other King Makers who have consistently failed to pick a winner in the past.
Build a new, creative, effective political operational team that understands mass psychology, national security, entrepreneurship, and has a squeaky clean background.
No more Christies nor Bushs nor Florida/Texas ‘wannabe hispanolas’ who cost our USG a fortune for their collective stupidity.
RNC –The good news is that the winning candidate is out there.
You just have to be smart enough to figure out who it is.