Adiosito! to Paul, Rubio and Cruz.
Those senators have created a buzz among conservative activists, but their colleagues in the upper chamber are eager to support a nominee from outside Washington with a record of attracting independents and centrist Democrats.
They worry that Washington has become so toxic that it could poison the chances of any nominee from Congress in 2016.
“I’m not saying people like Rand Paul and Rubio and Cruz — and there are probably 10 other senators who think they could be president — shouldn’t be president. I’m just saying I want to elect somebody, and everybody is so anti-Washington now that it might be better to have somebody that’s outside of Washington,” said Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), one of the upper chamber’s most senior Republicans. ...TheHill
Let's get real here: Americans aren't anti-Washington. We still want our government, our benefits, our law enforcement. We just don't like the people who have taken over in Congress.
We are increasingly dubious about the partnership of fat politicians and fat corporations and their lobbyist go-betweens. We detest arrogant justices who have ties to Big Money. We'd like to take a break from the media who live, eat, and piss Washington.
And we sure don't want the likes of Republican governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma and Republican governor Rick Perry representing our nation to the rest of the world.
Or the Republican governors who stopped Medicaid expansion in their states -- like Scott in Florida and LePage in Maine.
In fact, Republican governors aren't that popular these days. At best, they're only slightly less disliked than, say, Ted Cruz.