“Of all the men and women who might run for the GOP presidential nomination Scott Walker has little or no chance to move into those big leagues. So don’t get so excited!” – JMK
By Jeff Koopersmith
FEBRUARY 2 2015 WASHINGTON Who was the Iowa Poll winner? Scott Walker – you know him well – he’s the governor of Wisconsin – isn’t he?
Well, the first ludicrous poll upon which some of the severe right might be banking on is a Bloomberg-Des Moines Register Iowa Poll of likely Iowa Caucus voters which in itself is a ridiculous group to survey inasmuch as the Iowa Straw poll is nothing more than a money maker for Iowan businessmen who welcome the idiots from the media who in fact cover this silly state which just has to be FIRST to tell all Americans who their next GOP or DEM competitor will likely get the nomination for President of the United States.
I normally write a piece every four years titled “Who Cares What Iowans Think” – so I suppose this is a first installment.
Yes, who truly does care what Iowans think inasmuch as their aggravating polls are almost always wrong – mostly because the majority of Americans – except those who live in Iowa do not think nor vote like Iowans – in fact we laugh at this middle-America hijinks as should we all.
Get this – the latest poll after Romney’s very understandable choice “not to run” which he made last week because Jeb Bush would trounce him.
The results of the Iowa Poll are a hilarious waste of whatever the “Register and Bloomberg” paid to run it- as there is so little difference between the current and ever-growing boring list of potential candidates for President, most of whom could not be elected to office anywhere – including in Iowa. No one polls more than 15%.
The fun part is that Scott Walker is the governor of Wisconsin which is sadly not the brain trust of America – nor do most keep give a hoot about what most people in Wisconsin think – especially Walker who is simply an ultra-right union buster who talks the good talk but is, in no way competent to occupy the White House as his background in the Cheese State is, well – cheesy.
However, because the year 2015 only truly started today – the pundits on CNN, NBC, CBS and FOX were beside themselves with no news at all except the Katie Perry might show some skin at the Super Bowl – which she did not. So they creepily oohed and ahead about Walker topping the nearly two dozen nuts that think they might get the Grand Old Party to bet billions on their winning abilities.
It’s clear that Iowans who actually participate in the Iowa Caucuses are out of their political minds because following Scott Walker in this silly poll and in the next four spots were Rand Paul, Mitt Romney (not a contender), Mike Huckabee who the Register labeled as a Fox talk show host (a very fat talk show host) and not the former governor of Arkansas, and Dr. Ben Carson who, believe it or not, is close to being a laughing stock at the very hospital and research center where he was kind of a C- doc employee according to a fellow in the know that I recently spoke to in New Mexico who described Carson, on our then-moving train, as someone who could never gain a post at the Salk Institute or even at lowly Scripps which is nearly bankrupt today.
Dr. Ben Carson
Ben Carson – who looks and talks like the newfangled Bill Cosby is a right-radical African American doctor who, I hope, does not carry the same baggage as Cosby seems to. Carson must be either a pet of Roger Ailes the Fox News chieftain, or just the best Black candidate with a doctorate that Ailes could dig up to groom for doom.
The next two runner ups were Jeb Bush (almost a sure winner for the GOP nod) and Ted Cruz who reminds me of a 1950s car salesman, or 1930s Communist living in Russia who cannot seem to spit out either an interesting, coherent, or provocative idea from his bubble in Texas.
The rest of the pack would be hysterically funny if they weren’t so terrifyingly unprepared to run anything let alone the most powerful and plagued-with-trouble nation on earth. This includes Chris Christie’s who appears to be looking for a spot in a Comedy Club in on the almost totally bankrupt states of Atlantic City where Christie presides as Governor and suspected vengeful bridge closer-downer between Jersey and New York.
Then there is Jesus’ best friend – Rick Santorum who even has a kind of Vatican-sounding name – “We are now in the inner Santorum” – who was lucky enough to be elected to the Senate from Pennsylvania and was tossed out long ago as he should have been.
My favorite guy in this pack is Rick Perry – the Governor of Texas. Perry is a lot like George W. – a guy you might like to have a beer or a whiskey with – but who thinks dealing with immigrants clawing their way to the relative safety of American values – should be shot at the border or at least tased into turning around and running back to Central America or Mexico where they are treated like slaves or household decor by the 0.0005 percent of their countrymen who control 99% of the money.
Bobby Jindal an Indian (as in India) American is currently the governor of the Louisiana – a state known for the cleanest politics and the safest place to leave as soon as possible when New Orleans cedes the state and becomes a principality. Jindal has the most impressive educational background of the lot and served at every level of government in before winning the governorship in 2007.
He’s been relatively quiet over the past few months, but has a lot of ultra-right-wing cred which he hurt him if he is serious about running.
The republican woman most likely to have been brought off one way or the other to challenge the GOP’s supposed war against women is Carly Fiorina with a 1% vote in this latest poll -with the top percentage a “high” of 15%. In 2005, Fiorina was forced to resign as chief executive officer and chairman of HP following “differences [with the board of directors] about how to execute HP’s strategy.” She has frequently been ranked as one of the worst CEOs of all time. http://www.cnbc.com/id/30502091/page/3 and was included in the “CNBC Portfolio’s Worst American CEOs of All Time”
She is followed by the serious governor of Ohio – John Kasich who also spent time as a television host and the one person, aside from Jeb Bush that could offer serious credentials to battle the third Bush for the Rose Garden.
Yet the fact the serial bankrupter and nutty “you’re fired” based television programs Donald Trump – who we featured on the Cover of American Politics Journal during his yapping in 2012 of running against the Obama-Biden ticket – it was a favorite of both Republicans and Democrats alike in that former and disgraced speaker of the House Newt Gingrich thought he would be the best president that year.
The Donald – Donald Trump
Trump and Gingrich in the Rose Garden (2011)
I almost forgot that Marco Rubio of Florida – the JFK pinup boy of the new right polled 3% in Iowa last week. I like Rubio’s guts and some of what he says but many knowledgeable people think he’s being fooled by those around him who think he could be elected to national office as President. Rubio has the same problem – perhaps more – that does the GOP: He will not attract the growing Hispanic vote as his political views are at loggerheads with most researched Hispanic voter opinions. To his credit he loves NIki Minaj, as do.
Gorgeous Niki Menage and Marco Rubio
Rubio has less money than anyone in the U.S. Senate with a net worth in the six- figure minus column as reported by ABC news. However, should he run for the Republican nomination he will certainly get richer. It pays to run for President even if you have little hope to win and Marco is smart enough to know that and to boost his power by running. Just ask Huckabee.
Take a look at these Iowa poll results below if you want to be amused.
I promise to tell you much more about Scott Walker if he gets even close to truly running for President.
THE SILLY IOWA POLL RESULTS THIS WEEK
BE SURE TO COMPARE THE ABOVE NUMBERS WITH THESE NUMBERS BELOW?
CAN YOU SAY MULTIPLE PERSONALITY IOWANS?