Here are the contenders:
Real estate magnate Donald Trump; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz; Florida Sen. Marco Rubio; Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul; New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie; and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
The roster of 10 candidates was determined based on an average of the five most recent national polls. …
But former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and several others will not be on the prime-time, 9 p.m. ET stage. The seven who did not make the top 10 will be invited to a separate 5 p.m. ET debate. Aside from Perry and Santorum, this includes Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal; former HP head Carly Fiorina; South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham; former New York Gov. George Pataki; and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore.
In the opinion of many, some of those who qualified for the debate aren’t even qualified for the presidency, but that’s a topic for another debate–one that’s not likely to get an airing anywhere on national television (much less the Supreme Court, by the looks of it).
It’s a sad state of affairs when there’s only one woman in this entire bunch, despite the fact that women are THE majority “minority” in this country.
If only we could see a debate between Carly Fiorina and Hillary Clinton. Guess who’d mop of the floor with whom!
That said, no way, no how, should we end up with yet another affirmative action president. Nobody, but nobody, should be finagled into the position of the leader of the free world based upon some physical characteristic that is an accident of birth. (And everybody who runs should PROVE every characteristic of his or her birth, to show Constitutional eligibility for the presidency; but, again, that’s a topic for another debate, one we’ve been having for many years.)
Tonight should be eye opening. We’ll see Donald Trump in an unfamiliar position–unfamiliar to himself as well as to everyone who’s been watching him over the years. Will he rise to the occasion?
So pop some popcorn, crack open a Bud or pour an adult beverage of your choice, and tune in to FOX at 5:00 p.m. ET for the “B team” and/or at 9:00 p.m. ET for the “A team”.