Survivor: D.C.

Candidates Reality Stars Swinging In The Wind
Romney Gingrich Bachman
Huntsman Perry
Paul Santorum

The above table shows who has decided to take their political campaign on the reality-show circuit by participating in a Debate moderated by Donald Trump. In what universe does Donald Trump make a qualified moderator for an actual debate? In what universe would candidates who might actually end up competing against Trump (Who still asserts he will run as an Independent next year) agree to a debate he is moderating?  Does he get to “fire” one of the candidates at the end of the debate? or deos he bring them on as an apprentice? Those dumb-ass candidates who agreed to this have most certainly asinine excuse for a campaign have definitely lost any shred of respect I might have held for them. Maybe this helps sort out who is actually serious about being President and who realize the gravitas of the office, from those ass-hats who are treating this like “Survivor: D.C.”

The latest distilled number by level of Conservatism

nate Silver, over at FiveThirtyEight, which is now a part of the New York Times,  has released his latest distillation of polling number in the way that only he can, with immense detail, verifiable facts, intelligent opinon, and overall the best in political coverage bar none.  so… based on his latest rollup of polling data, here’s a chart graphing the preference of the candidates across the conservatism spectrum of Republicans. It’s got one rather interesting feature I want to just point out real quick. Herman Cain’s support is VERY heavily loaded towards the uber-conservative side, which would tend to indicate that his current fidelity scandal may affect his numbers to a greater degree that it would affect him were he more popular with the moderate Republicans.  Maybe he shouldn’t have targeted quite THAT far towards the right?..