I just apply 3 simple rules:
- Don’t vote for anyone who has zero government experience
- Don’t vote for anyone who has rigid conservative and religious views
- Don’t vote for anyone who voted against the debt ceiling increase.
Few people understand rule #3. Voting against an increase in the debt ceiling increase would not have changed the US debt by one cent, but it would have created havoc in financial markets (including the stock market where I have my 401K). We would have defaulted on our debt obligations. McCain and Graham voted for the increase in the limit.
Zero government experience eliminates Trump, Carson and Fiorina. Rule #3 eliminates Cruz, Paul and Rubio. Rule #2 eliminated definitely Cruz, Huckabee and Paul.
So Jeb Bush is sinking in the polls, but my set of rules don’t exclude him. Lindsey Graham is way down on the polls, but would get high marks for his government service.
So, where have all the moderate Republicans gone, long time passing, as the song goes. I guess compromise and moderation just doesn’t make good TV.