I fired up Rumble and watched the panel discuss masquerading as a debate.
Here’s my hot take.
Hutchinson came in dead last from my point of view, but he was only slightly behind Burgum. Neither of the candidates from South Caroline (Scott and Haley) nor Pence convinced me they understood that nature of the fundamental changes that must be imposed to reign in the bureaucracy. Christie surprised me by doing as well as he did, but there’s something about him I don’t trust. Ramaswamy seems to be trying to understand the core nature and causes of the nation’s problems, but while he’s identified problems to be solved, I’m not sure he’s headed toward practical, realizable solutions.
That leaves DeSantis. I like what DeSantis has actually achieved in Florida, but I I’m not sure he has the skills to sell his campaign to enough purple state voters to beat the margin of fraud in 2024.
I suppose I’d like to see someone with DeSantis’ record and Reagan’s campaign skills.
Is it 2025 yet?
UPDATE—I voted against Hillary Clinton in 2016 and against Joe Biden in 2020. I had to vote for Donald Trump in order to do so. Trump has never been my candidate of choice in any primary or general election.