Sep. 22, 2015

Who Will Be Last Candidate Standing in GOP?

Commentary by Marc Platt

With Scott Walker bowing out before one vote is even cast is a telling commentary on where the 2016 election is heading. Walker was the golden boy of the conservative governors running and a Koch Brothers favorite. He is OUT.

Rick Perry was arguably the most successful conservative alongest-running Texas governor of all time. He wasn't able to recover from his horrible 2012 showing. Oops. He is OUT.

Dr. Ben Carson is the latest target of the mainstream media for his oftimes outlandish views on health care, religion and Obama. He is on the way OUT soon.

Carly Fiorina is on the rise with her pointed and exceptional showing at both debates. Fiorina gets a ton of style points, BUT she said some misguided and misleading things about Planned Parenthood and the media is starting to snoop around regarding her record at Hewlett-Packard. Trump will spend the necessary time and money to knock her OUT. Watch her have a few good weeks, maybe a month. I say she will make it to Iowa.

Ted Cruz is praying that Trump knocks a bunch of these GOP wanna-bes out before The Donald flames out leaving Teddy to pick up the conservative pieces. Ted Cruz will NOT be the nominee, but he will make a lot of noise in teh process.

Jindal, Pataki, Santorum, Huckabee and Graham have a tough road to hoe.

Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and John Kasich are the three candidates to watch. They are the closest thing to middle-of-the-road candidates the GOP has to offer. They were both involved with Lehman Brothers and that economic distaster that no one is talking about quite yet. Jeb Bush is NOT invigorating anyone as a candidate. He is not good on stage. He lacks his brother's downhome charm. Rubio is young and good looking for a candidate. He may be able to get the money to move forward.

John Kasich just needs to lay low, keep focusing on New Hampshire and not get in Trump's bulls eye and he could be the one.