December 2, 2014

Why abandon ship at this point?

What`s going on with GOP candidates abandoning bids for the presidency in 2016 at this point?  Two solid candidates just indicated they wouldn't run.  Rand Paul and Rob Portman both appear to have suddenly bowed out of the race.  I sort of get it - the next nominee should be a governor and no a senator.  I get trying to defend the Senate in 2016 too.

But come on.  This is the big prize. And these are not insignificant names.  And why now?  It makes me wonder. Is word out to clear a path for Jeb Bush?


  1. I'm uncertain about what led you to conclude that Rand Paul has decided not to run for the Presidency in 2016.

    1. Sorry for the delayed response Grant. I had read an article linked above (Rand Paul) that discussed unfinished business in the senate. To me it read like he'd be staying in the senate beyond 2016. Perhaps that's not the right conclusion but it sure seemed that way to me.

    2. I understand the confusion now. As it turns out Paul will be running for re-election and if he goes for the Presidency he will be running for both offices at the same time. It's a common thing. In Kentucky he will have to jump through some hoops to get it done.


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