Based upon the five most recent national polls, from top to bottom the following will appear to make their case for being the next occupant of the White House: Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie and John Kasich. Each has strengths and weaknesses, but as of right now Trump has a commanding lead. However, with about a year before the Republicans pick their nominee, lots can happen to change things.
And to further complicate things, there is also a second tier of candidates who will debate as well at 5 p.m. These include Carly Fiorina, Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Lindsey Graham, Jim Gilmore, and Rick Santorum. With so many candidates in the race, representing so many different walks of life, it offers to be unique to anything we've ever seen. And they represent a full spectrum of the Republican Party, offering something for every viewpoint. In the second or earlier debate I think it will be interesting to learn what the lone woman in the crowd, Ms. Fiorina has to say. She speaks directly and clearly with a good business mind and a no nonsense approach to problem solving.
In contrast to the GOP, the Democrats offer no debates at this point, but Hillary is clearly losing her footing as Bernie Sanders dares her to discussing her to discuss the issues the "skeletons in her closet". And with the Vice President, the gaffe prone Joe Biden contemplating a run, she may be facing a similar fate to 2008 within her own party, but that's a topic for a different narrative and show.
I hope you will join Billy Yank and me in our preview. We'll be bringing ourselves forward from the 1860s to deal with the here and now directly and with vigor. We don't, of course, know what tack the actual debate will take, but we can give you a little bit of background on the candidates. We hope you'll join us for a no holds barred assessment tonight at 9 p.m. (ET) on Blog Talk Radio. Here's the link for the show: