After two Republican debates, it’s time to eliminate these 12 dreamers who have a better chance of winning the lottery than the Republican nomination.
Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum: They again fail to realize this nation is a democracy, not a theocracy.
Bobby Jindal and George Pataki: Their entry was obviously a Hail Mary that failed miserably.
Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham: Most Americans don’t support another government shutdown or more boots on the ground.
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Donald Trump and Ben Carson: The media will keep them both alive for ratings purposes, but Republican insiders don’t really like outsiders.
Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie: Carly was a failed CEO and Hillary will be a stronger opponent than Barbara Boxer. Chris is the best campaigner in the field but this is a bad year for slick politicians.
Scott Walker dropped out. Rand Paul needs a third party to support his minority libertarian views.
If this analysis is accurate, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and John Kasich will make it to the Republican presidential finals. Ohio Gov. Kasich would probably give them the best chance to win in 2016 but Republicans seldom allow this to affect their decision.
Alston Jones, Garden City