Skip to comments.Picked Off: Jeb grabs top spot in 2016 Power Index
Posted on 02/02/2015 5:56:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
It wasnt a goal-line interception, but it was a game changer. Just one week in to our Fox News First Power Index and we already have a major overhaul after frontrunner Mitt Romneys unexpected departure. (Though his conditional statement to supporters left enough doubt to still be on the radar until he makes a more Shermanesque statement.) Not only did the frontrunner self-deport, but several second- and third-tier competitors showed surprising strength to make substantial strides. We would expect to see the field unsettled a year out from the first nominating contest, but as youll see below, the tumult is likely far from over
[The Fox News First 2016 Power Index is a subjective ranking of the current strength of the 10 top 2016 GOP contenders. Democrats currently only have one credible candidate. If that changes, well rank them too.]
1) JEB BUSH [+1] The end of Romneys three-week flirtation is a good-news/bad-news scenario for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Hes the undisputed frontrunner now since there is no near rival for the support financial and electoral of the still dominant Republican establishment. But that comes with frontrunner-level scrutiny. Romneys departure is far better for Bush than spending the next six months fighting a $200 million duel of the rich dudes that would have left the establishment pick poorer and more ill-suited to woo the base in the closing weeks. On the other hand, it would have been better for Bush if Romney had extended his waters testing just a bit longer. Romneys arrival ruined Bushs plan for a slow rollout after his soft launch before Christmas. But after kicking the race into high gear, Romney absorbed much of the scrutiny and pressure that will now fall to Bush....
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The Ouch Family will not, under any circumstance, support or bot for Jen Bush.
Will it even matter?
We will bot for Jen.
We will not vote for Jeb.
a subjective..... ranking of the current strength....”
well at least they used the word subjective...
Bush! Original, yet retread...
Alex Jones? David Icke? Glenn Beck? Greg Gutfeld? Bill Schulz?
Jeb Bush is a non-starter. Eat it, GOPE! :-)
Where was Eric Cantor in the Power Index the day before his primary?
I voted for a Bush before I voted against a Bush.
Hmmmmm ..?? The last I heard, Walker had pulled into the top spot.
Who you gonna believe, the RINOs at Fox News or the RINOs at Drudge Report?
What's the margin or error. Oh wait. It's all made up numbers. MOE is +/- 100%.
When Ted Cruz announces and Sarah Palin endorses him, the race is over.
If Jebbie is the nominee, it's a pick six. For them.
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