I’d like to say a big thank you to Senator Rob Portman, Fmr. Speaker Newt Gingrich, Fmr. Governor John Huntsman, Governors Brian Sandoval, Susanna Martinez, Bob McDonnell, and John Kasich for removing yourself from Presidential Contention in 2016.
All of you have one thing in common, that is you have been suggested as Presidential candidates in 2016. In the case of Gingrich and Huntsman you two stood no legitimate chance anyway but Portman, Kasich, and McDonnell were however popular candidates in swing states who went for Obama…twice; now however with Portman’s recent rejection of traditional marriage, and Kasich and McDonnell’s overall rejection of fiscal responsibility we can eliminate all of you from what looks to be a crowded field come 2016. Brian Sandoval and Susanna Martinez were already on the rocks but with their decision to allow the expansion of medicaid combined with other less than stellar “conservative” credentials such as, Brian Sandoval’s pro-choice beliefs, or Susanna Martinez’s recent flirtation with gun control; we will now no longer have to worry about them attacking serious candidates who have a legitimate chance of winning.
I hope Scott Walker doesn’t expand medicaid, though prompts to him for resisting as long as he has, Wisconsin is after all a “Purple state.”