Drudge The Kingmaker?
I have never met a Jeb Bush supporter outside of the Beltway or a Wall Street boardroom. Somewhere there are some mouth-breather Republican Bush supporters that manage to be found by pollsters. There must be quite a few because all the poll takers find them. That says a lot about the "Conservative" GOP.
So why shouldn't Matt Drudge take his own poll?
The landslide support for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is interesting. Right-of-center voters are looking hard for an alternative to the inbred Bush Dynasty. At this very early stage Walker appears to have the goods Conservatives are looking for. Plus he has been battle tested in three statewide races against every Leftist attack possible.
Naturally all that can implode in a single debate.
Walker interests me because he is from the region the GOP needs to target: The Great Lakes States.
In the electoral college California and the Northeast are perhaps permanently lost to the GOP. But the Great Lakes states that voted Democrat for President have GOP Governors. This fruit is ripe for the picking.
A Great Lakes Governor like Walker might be able to bring into the GOP fold Obama voting states like Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan. That would be swing of 44 electoral college votes to the Republicans.
That bring us to the Obama voting state of Florida and its 29 electoral college votes.
The thought of a Scott Walker / Jeb Bush ticket gets my gag reflex going. But a Walker / Rubio ticket could be a winning combo.
Let the games begin.
Marco Rubio should run for reelection, not president
Floridians overwhelmingly think GOP Sen. Marco Rubio should stick with his current job rather than seek the White House in 2016, according to a Mason-Dixon poll released Monday.
Just 15 percent of respondents said Rubio should run for president, while 57 percent said he should seek a second term in the Senate. About a quarter of respondents were unsure.
Republicans are even more adamant that Rubio should stay in the Senate: More than two-thirds, 68 percent, want Rubio to seek reelection. Only 19 percent want him to run for president.
Voters are more on board with former Gov. Jeb Bush running for the White House: 42 percent think he should, while 43 percent think he shouldn’t. Among Republicans, 59 percent think he should run for president, and 31 percent say he should not.
The poll of 625 registered voters, conducted from Jan. 27- 29, has a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points.
Read more: Politico.