posted on 18 November 2015
Written by Frank Li
American presidential elections are more and more about style than substance. There is no better example than the current GOP nomination process, which just had the fourth debate for its Presidential candidates.
1. The fourth debate
There was one major change from the third debate: downsizing the Varsity team from 10 members to 8, as shown below.
Who are the two demoted to JV? Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey, and Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas!
Why the two governors? They both lack the style and fanfare to compete!
2. The first debate
Here is the varsity team for the first debate:
3. From the first debate to the fourth
Here is a list of major changes from the first debate to the fourth:
As a result, the GOP is likely to end up with a second-class nominee, who is hopeless for the general election!
4. My Candidates
Although Governor John Kasich, my #1 candidate (The 2016 GOP Ticket: Kasich-Martinez!), is still there, he is "left out" without a clear message. So I am not optimistic for his chance.
Senator Rand Paul, my #2 candidate (Scott Walker vs. Rand Paul), is still there too, but he is on the right end. I am not optimistic for his chance either, although he did get one big message out, loud and clear this time, as shown below.
Unfortunately for Rand Paul, Republicans are just as bad as Democrats in out-of-control spending: Democrats spend to enhance Democratic Socialism, while Republicans spend to enhance Democratic Imperialism! Still wondering why we are $18 trillion in debt and growing rapidly? Wonder not - both parties are guilty! Here is a recent and outrageous example: Team Obama has spent $500M to train ‘four or five’ Syrian rebels.
5. Religion and immigration
Despite the recent terror attacks in Paris, the GOP must not be un-American on two critical issues: religion and immigration, in order to have any real chance in the 2016 Presidential election, by winning the swing voters in the middle!
Avoid a religious war between Christianity and Islam!
America has the responsibility for both Iraq and Syria – We destroyed the former and we have ruined the latter - The world knows it! For more, read: Paris Was Attacked, Again!
I may be incorrect in picking the winner in the 2016 Presidential election, but I am correct about Democracy in America! I have been highlighting the best Presidential candidates for America’s future, if we are ever to solve the serious and existential problems we face today. The fact that the GOP is failing to choose the best Presidential candidate for America further proves that American democracy is hopelessly doomed, just like Greek democracy, ancient or modern!
Experience matters! The American Presidency matters! While career politicians are mostly bad (e.g. self-serving in terms of getting re-elected ad nauseam), a certain amount of experiences in the public sector (e.g. governorship) should be mandatory for the American Presidency!
In short, can we really afford another amateur, or less than the best in America, in the White House?
Want real substance without any style? Elect John Kasich! For more, read: The 2016 GOP Ticket: Kasich-Martinez!
Want a good balance between style and substance? Elect Rand Paul! Senator Paul not only is the only true fiscal conservative among the candidates, but also offers the best chance for the GOP to win the general election, by winning the decisive swing voters in the middle! For more, read: Scott Walker vs. Rand Paul.
Unless the GOP can get its act together soon (The GOP Bible for 2016), it will be President Hillary Clinton in 2017, guaranteed!
Regardless of the final outcome in the 2016 election, the next American President will again prove to be no match against Russian President Putin or Chinese President Xi Jinping, either in style or in substance!
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