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Next President of the United Fates of America
The only thing that the Benghazi hearings accomplished was to cement and solidify Clinton's nomination
with new polling numbers above Bernie Slumber as he fades into obscurity.

That makes the Benghazi hearings one of the biggest wastes of time and historic failures in American politics.

You have not seen one Republican candidate even try to mention Benghazi since.

Quote:Among Democratic primary voters, 
72% said they were now satisfied with Clinton's responses to questions 
about how she handled the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012, according to the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll. 
That's up from 58% before her testimony.

Quote:Ben Carson does best among the 2016 GOP field 
against Hillary Clinton 
in a hypothetical general election race, a new poll shows.

The two are tied at 47%, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal survey based largely on interviews 
with voters conducted before last week's GOP presidential debate.

She leads Florida Sen. Marco Rubio 47% to 44%;
 former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 47% to 43%; 
and Donald Trump, 50% to 42%.

Meanwhile Lol
Fiorina gets slammed by Whoopi Goldterd on the TV show The View as:
"having a demented smile"

Rubio on the rise with Cruz,

Quote:That is why the emergence of Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio from the pack after last week's CNBC debate had me thinking of my favorite character from Tolstoy's "War and Peace."
"The strongest of all warriors," Gen. Kutuzov explains, "are these two: Time and Patience."

According to Tolstoy, the real-life Kutuzov's victory hinged on his ability to wait out Napoleon. 
He let France's little corporal indulge his overconfidence
 until he became overextended. 
When everyone demanded that Kutuzov attack Napoleon at his strongest, 
the general replied, "Dans le doute, abstiens-toi."
 ("When in doubt, do nothing.")

Strategic patience is a difficult and valuable quality

in an era of ever-shrinking news cycles and 24/7 social media carping. 
The temptation to react instantly to every controversy is hard to resist. 
So far, Cruz and Rubio have been the Kutuzovs of the race, 
while Jeb Bush and Donald Trump look a lot like the Napoleons.

Quote:Both Cruz and Rubio seized their moment in the CNBC debate. 
Cruz's perfectly pitched attack on the moderators 
and Rubio's surgical jointing of Bush 
demonstrated that they have what the Germans call Fingerspitzengefühl Whip 
a real-time mastery of conditions "at the fingertips"

Cruz revealed himself as the real contender for the "outsider" mantle. 
Dans le doute, abstiens-toi doesn't actually mean doing nothing; 
it means preparing for your moment. 

While Kutuzov waited for Napoleon to go too far, 
his troops trained for the battles to come. 
Cruz built a massive ground operation, 
setting up campaign chairs in all 172 of the counties in the first four primary states.

Rubio's success last week was more obvious. 
He demonstrated that he's the alternative to Bush among establishment donors
looking to back a winner. 
It's no coincidence that within days of the debate, 
mega-donor Paul Singer came out as a Rubio backer.

What happens next is unknowable. 

But it's ever more plausible that the race will come down to these two Cuban Americans.
Rubio jumps to third place in New Hampshire, according to new poll

Quote:Donald Trump continues to lead the state, with 29 percent of GOP primary voters.
Ben Carson is in second with 16 percent and Rubio with 13 percent. 
(Rubio had polled at 4 percent in September, down from 6 percent in July.) 

Hmm2 Whip


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RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - by Vianova - 11-03-2015, 10:26 PM

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