Friday, May 6, 2011
Rant #499: Trumped President?
Now that President Obama is surely soaring in the polls after the death of Osama bin Laden, it is time for reasonable people to take a stand.
Say no to Donald Trump for president!
A new poll reports that most New Yorkers don't like the idea of a Trump presidential run.
The NY1-YNN/Marist Poll says that 75 percent of votes in New York disapprove of Trump running for the highest position in our country, while 24 percent favor the real estate magnate/reality TV star.
And what is most interesting, among Republicans--the line he would probably run on--two thirds of voters oppose such a run.
And who do voters want to run against President Obama? Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani leads former New York Governor George Pataki and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, as well as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Honestly, unless a better candidate comes out of the woodwork for the Republicans, I think that President Obama will win in a landslide.
Trump is an absolutely horrible candidate, and his candidacy, if he, in fact, would like to run, has been soured beyond repair by his current attacks on the President's birthplace and school records. He looks like an oaf, and is acting like one.
Guiliani might be a viable candidate, but he has to put his personal life out of the picture, as would Trump if he ran. Both of their personal lives have been at best messy.
The former Governor of New York State is not that well known outside of New York, and since he has been out of office, he has kept a very low profile, so low that he is out of the minds of voters.
New Jersey Governor Christie is a neophyte on the national scene. Perhaps somewhere down the road, but not now.
And Mayor Bloomberg? Don't get me started on him. He is probably the worse candidate out of the entire lot.
Can anyone beat Obama? Certainly not Sarah Palin, who curiously, is keeping a very low profile now. However, she is a skanky as they come, a close second to Bloomberg as the worst possible candidate that the Republicans can put up against the President.
I just don't know who else might want to run, but right now, even though Obama hasn't been a great president, there is no one even near him on the Republican side.
I will bet you, though, that Mickey Mouse will garner plenty of votes this time around, as the character always does. This is how some people show their opposition to the major candidates, and if they want to vote that way, more power to them.
I think that they think the choice is actually no choice.
And the scary thing is that they may actually be right.
Posted by Larry at 3:54 AM