As I surf the internet I see articles praising or bashing candidates relentlessly. Some of the headlines read “We can still beat Donald Trump and here’s how”, “Ted Cruz is a lying liar…” and “Why Marco Rubio can’t take on Donald Trump.” Each of these stories screams “biased” by simply reading the headline. It’s easy to become frustrated with the entire main stream media beating up on the GOP candidates as if they’re a trio of piñatas.
Rather than resorting to the usual bashing of candidates that I dislike I’d just like to walk you through the most entertaining election cycle in history. Pundits are admitting that they haven’t seen anything like it. A billionaire real estate mogul and two Cuban-American Senators lead the Republican presidential race.
Let’s start with the billionaire: Donald J. Trump, born in Queens, NY on June 14, 1946. Trump is a very interesting fellow, to say the least. He owns hundreds of millions of dollars in properties and assets across the world. Mr. Trump has operated what most call a successful business for decades. Pondering political office most of his life, he strategically waited until the perfect time. The time when the majority of Americans are fed up with Washington D.C. Donald Trump capitalized on America’s anger by running for the GOP nomination and basing his campaign on destroying political correctness and all that is wrong in our nation’s capital. The brash rhetoric and no nonsense attitude of Trump has captured the hearts of millions of Americans, despite his past. Trump supporters are willing to forgive his flaws and non-conservative past for a 2016 anti-establishment shakeup. At least that’s my analysis.
Secondly, let’s take a look at Ted Cruz. This U.S. Senator from Texas is a Tea Party favorite and what many conservatives have wished for. His Obamacare filibuster had conservatives across America adoring him. I’ll admit, I watched his filibuster and it was a breath of fresh air. Finally, someone in congress that would publicly stand up to the establishment and the democrats. Cruz wasn’t just your average conservative. He was smart, articulate, and meant what he said. He could debate anyone on the senate floor and win. Since 2012 Senator Cruz has been in the spotlight as a lone conservative voice in D.C. Cruz also capitalized on the frustration with Washington and based his campaign on defeating what he calls the “Washington Cartel.” The cartel being all of the lobbyist, special interest, and king makers in D.C. All of this explains why Cruz has a devout following of conservatives across the country and is a top tier presidential candidate.
Lastly, Marco Rubio is the more inspirational of the bunch. He is seen as someone who can please the establishment and conservatives, if this is humanly possible. Senator Rubio is a Cuban-American from Florida. He rose to prominence winning his Senate seat with the backing of the Tea Party in Florida. Like Cruz, Rubio is a smart and articulate politician. The Senator has a very conservative record in congress, assuming you overlook his “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill that still haunts him. He’ll never escape having his name attached to the amnesty bill. And to make matters worse, Ted Cruz fought against it. That being said, Rubio describes that incident as a lesson-learned. He claims that he learned Americans aren’t ready to talk amnesty when our borders aren’t secure. Looking past this, Rubio is a well-respected conservative. The senator is running a campaign on uniting the Republican Party. Rubio is mostly attractive to the moderate voter.
There are things that I like and dislike about each of these candidates but my point is this: the Republicans have a whole lot more talent on stage than the Democrats.