From “Paul Ryan’s disappearing act,” Jonathan Martin, Politico:
“Last year’s It Boy of the graying Republican Party has been bigfooted by the GOP’s new twin heartthrobs, Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky.
“Ryan is actually hurt by having been on the ticket last year. Many Republican activists had heard of the smart young Wisconsin conservative but not actually seen him up close. And when they did, well, it didn’t send their pulses racing.
“‘He fell flat out here,” said Sam Clovis, a conservative talk radio show host in northwest Iowa. ‘He just didn’t measure up to the hype.’”
Just as McCain showed us that Sarah Palin is empty-headed, Mitt showed us that Paul Ryan is empty-hearted. Ryan had his moment, and he won’t be president.
As for Rubio, he’s very slick, but not very bright. All he really has going for him is that he is Cuban-American, but the GOP will figure out that Cuba-Americans don’t identify with other Hispanics and, more importantly, vice versa.
Rand Paul may be less weird than his father, but he’s still way too weird to be president.
Jeb Bush has that fatal last name, Scott Walker is arrogant and dumb, John Kasich is arrogant and obnoxious, Bobby Jindal is simply goofy… I’d go with Christie. Sure he’s over-the-top Jersey to GOP Southerners, but what are they going to do, vote for Hillary? He‘d keep red states, swing purple states, and put blue states in play.