Well, we’ve left Iowa and are less than a week from the New Hampshire primary. Golly, I can’t even turn on the television without seeing 24/7 coverage of a town-hall in New Hampshire or commentary by the media, who in my mind, should stick to covering events, not predict the winners and losers. More on that later (next post)
Today, a very notable figure withdrew from the election. Yes, Rand Paul suspended his campaign, much to the chagrin of many and citing that he could do more good as Senator from Kentucky than as a Presidential candidate.
Paul’s Libertarian stance was loved by many and he was expected to do well in New Hampshire whose motto is “Live Free or Die.”
In other political news from today, it is EXPECTED, and the papers (as well as in the blogosphere) that Rick Santorum will announce suspension of his candidacy this evening. This would leave Republicans: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Jim Gilmore, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump actively in the race.
My predictions? Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and Chris Christie will join John Kasich and Jim Gilmore and won’t go the distance. This will leave Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump for the Republican field if my predictions are correct; let’s call it ‘Pearson predicts.’ Which candidate do you feel will go the distance with the best message for America? Is it Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio or is it Donald Trump. In a later post, I’ll explain why I feel that person will be Carly Fiorina. If you support any of the other candidates, I invite you to write a guest post and tell me why you feel the candidate you support will win the hearts and minds of the American people.
Usually, people withdraw from campaigns for monetary reasons, because the level where they are requires television and radio ads, a ground ‘game’ salaried volunteers so all hope to get the financial backing of deep pockets! However, this year, the wealthy ‘Koch Brothers’ are not going to endorse any one particular candidate until after the primary season is over.
After the next debate and the NH primary, or maybe after South Carolina primary, the field will narrow even further. Stay tuned to this channel for more information!