There’s not much left to say about US politics these days.. no signs of improvement.. big money tightening the grip on the process, and more openly so.
Here’s Charles Koch laying out the plans for directing the primaries, to secure the right candidate to promote for the general. With something like $890 million from now until Nov 2016.
WICHITA, Kan. — Charles Koch said he is considering throwing his political might into the Republican presidential primary for the first time and is likely to provide financial help to several contenders before settling on a single candidate.
Koch, his brother David and their team have identified five candidates who have the right message and “a good chance of getting elected,” he told USA TODAY in an exclusive interview at Koch Industries’ headquarters. They are Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida.
“Those are the ones we have talked to the most and who seem to be the possible leaders,” he said.
The Moments That Made Marco Rubio More Than Just Another Freshman Senator
Primaries are good! Having more voices, perspectives, different visions and priorities opens up the horizons.. And Rubio will add life and optimism to the national debate in the coming 18 months.
Elizabeth Warren Slams Big Oil, Says Major Companies Profit From Pollution
Deciding on not to run might have been one of the biggest decisions in her life, but most probably the right one. Now she can keep bashing big money and being crisp and confrontational, and the attack dog. Go Warren!!!
Obama says partisanship wrangling over Iran nuclear deal ‘needs to stop’
It would be helpful if Obama could share his fundamental beliefs and analysis of the region first, to put this specific deal into a larger context. His vision might be too naive, as in so many other areas.
Video Shows Rand Paul Walking Out Of Interview With Newspaper
In defense of Paul, he said “one more”, answered and then left.
And reporters are often rude and aggressive, and disrespectful.
But it’s bad PR though, becoming testy..
Clinton campaign memo: No drama this time
Interesting core values: “Diversity, discipline and humbleness”.
Barack Obama to John McCain: Back off John Kerry
Someone is defensive… and old strifes flare up again..