Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) delivered some devastating straight talk when he called the entire 2016 Republican presidential field losers.
In an interview with CNBC, Sen. Reid (D-NV) was asked who the Republican nominee was going to be, and he answered, You know, I don’t really care. I think they’re all losers.”
The Republican Party has been proclaiming for years that they have a “deep bench,” but a look at all of their presidential candidates reveals a group that contains fatal flaws. Jeb Bush has been out of office for a long time, and he is saddled with a last name that is synonymous with political failure. Scott Walker is being dogged by one of the worst economic records in the country. Walker’s only claim to fame is union busting. Rand Paul is too libertarian for the Republican Party and too Republican to be elected president. Ted Cruz is best known for shutting down the government. Marco Rubio has a closet full of personal finance scandals, and his initial support for immigration reform doomed his chances of winning the Republican nomination.
There isn’t a single candidate in the Republican field who Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be the favored on paper to beat. That doesn’t mean that Clinton will win. What it means is that Republicans lack the complete candidate that can go toe to toe with the likely Democratic nominee from day one of the campaign.
It is rare to see a politician be as bluntly honest as Reid was with his opinions. What Reid was suggesting is that any Republican presidential candidate will be a loser as long as they are stuck with their party’s anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-immigration, and anti-middle class agenda.
The positions of the Republican Party are extremely unpopular. It doesn’t matter who the Republicans nominate if that person will be forced to carry the flag for positions that most Americans do not support.
Republicans have put together a team of losers, but that won’t stop them from doing everything that they can to defeat Hillary Clinton.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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