Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump. and Scott Walker.
While there are more than 80 other candidates filed to become the GOP nominee for the Presidency, these are the ones that the polls and Fox News have beatified as being worthy of sainthood. We are now awaiting the miracles to achieve canonization. Since all of them disagree with Pope Francis about climate change, this may be an uphill climb.
In the meantime, Roger Ailes is calling the shots in the nomination process rather than Reince Priebus. August 6 should be interesting with 10 candidates vying for the lead and 7 consigned to the kids’ table prior to the main event. The Donald Trump mania will put him on stage in the middle of the field with others flanking in poll numbers order.
Latest polls show that respondents don’t care if Trump can’t win against Democratic opposition. They just want a nominee who agrees with them. The years of Fox preaching of hate and fear has come home to roost. They have created a brainwashed coterie who would rather a candidate agrees with their prejudices even if that means going down in flames unable to achieve nothing.