He’s the Real Deal or There’s No Deal
Of course that’s Donald Trump
(often called "The Donald") we’re talking about. Here are the latest rankings in the fight for the White House.
Yes, it’s a fight and not a play ground brawl between two first graders.
Here are the latest poll rankings of the candidates:
1) Donald Trump,
2) Ben Carson,
3) Marco Rubio,
4) Ted Cruz,
5) Jeb Bush,
6) Carly Fiorina), 7) John Kasich, 8) Chris Christie, 9) Rand Paul, 10) Mike Huckabee, 11) Bobby Jindal, 12 ) Rick Santorum, 13) Lindsey Graham,
(14) George Pataki, 15) Jim Gilmore.
Paul Singer of USA Today explains: “Four weeks ago we were predicting the demise of Donald Trump. Today, his grip on the GOP nominating contest
seems as strong as ever. Part of Trump’s return to dominance is that his challengers keep losing traction. “
Carly Fiorina took over first place in our
Power Rankings after the second Republican debate, but she has quickly faded.
“Fiorina failed to build on debate success,” said Carl Leubsdorf of The Dallas Morning News.
Hillary Clinton - the Benghazi Hearings
Monica Crowley, the online opinion editor of The Washington Times filed the story: Benghazi, Lies and Videotape:
“At some time during his first term, President Obama allowed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wide latitude over policy on Libya.
He probably thought giving her the Libya portfolio would keep her occupied for a while—and out of his hair.
“She was busy all right: Under her supervision, Libya imploded, Libyan leader (and U.S. partner) Moammar Gadhafi and three other
Americans were slaughtered in a well- orchestrated terror attack at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, and Libya descended into Islamist chaos.
When Mrs. Clinton was asked about Gadhafi’s death, she exclaimed giddily, “We came, we saw, he died.” More than a year later, her tone
had changed to self- righteous, shrieking “anger” as she testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about Benghazi: “The fact is,
we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or because of guys out for a walk one night who decide to kill some Americans? What
difference at this point does it make?”
She appeared recently before the House Select Committee on Benghazi within days of Gadahafi’s death.
Perhaps many of those answers may be found in what was flying over Benghazii within days of Gadahafi’s death: the al Qaeda flag.
The fact that al Qaeda and other Islamists were running the show in Benghazi and elsewhere in Libya was not a surprise. And yet, the
lies about the terror attack—from Mr. Obama, Mrs. Clinton, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and others—have flowed endlessly since it occurred: It
wasn’t a “preplanned, premeditated attack.” It was some sort of “mob action” that got out of control. It was provoked by an obscure video.
They didn’t see it coming. They want to get to the bottom of it.”
Paul Ryan - Speaker of the House
If confirmed next week, Rep. Paul Ryan, (R Wisc) in his new role as speaker of the House of Representatives pledges to change the dynamic
of the House.
After an initial reluctance to take the powerful post as third in line to the presidency he is ready to take command. He is a lock for
the job now that he’s secured support from all factions of the House GOP, including the hard-line Freedom Caucus.