Other Informative Stories That We are Following on September 25, 2015

Article posted on September 25th, 2015 by WhatAmIMissingHere

Former GE CEO Jack Welch: GOP Has to Win the White House, ‘Totally Disappointed’ With Boehner, McConnell – Breitbart  …  “Thursday on CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box,’ former General Electric CEO Jack Welch weighed in on the 2016 race for the White House. In his appearance, he described Sens. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) as well as Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) as possible winners of the 2016 contest. As for Trump, Welch praised him as being someone who is saying things that he would like to say, but was uncertain of his prospects. ‘Is he a winner? I don’t know,’ Welch said.

“Welch went on to emphasize the importance of defeating Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, and electing a Republican as he has been ‘totally disappointed’ by House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).”

Most Agree With Trump on America’s Lost Greatness, Bloomberg Poll Finds – Bloomberg  …  A national survey finds that 72 percent of Americans say their country isn’t as great as it once was­—a central theme of front-runner Donald Trump’s campaign. Americans are ‘fed up’ with politics, suspect the wealthy are getting an unfair edge, and think the country is going in the wrong direction, according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll that lays bare the depth and breadth of the discontents propelling outsider candidates in the Republican presidential field.”

“After nominating politicians with solid government resumes again and again, Selzer said, the electorate seems interested in going another direction. ‘They see a nation falling behind or outright failing,’ she said. ‘Whether it is an act of courage or an act of despair, more than a third are opting to take the risk of backing a genuine outsider.’ Thirty-seven percent of Americans say they’re more drawn to a presidential candidate who is a government outsider but who has also been a leader, handled complex issues, and managed teams to get things done. Among Republicans and those who lean that way, the preference for outsider candidates is even more pronounced: 51 percent, compared to  24 percent among Democrats.”

Where Are the Democrats’ Fresh Faces? – Washington Post  …   “There is something wrong with the Democratic Party. The candidate who is providing the only real sizzle in the Democratic presidential race right now is Bernie Sanders, a 74-year-old socialist senator from Vermont who is something of a oddball. Hillary Clinton, their front-runner, a soon-to-be 68-year-old party stalwart, is stale, bogged down in scandal and can’t draw a crowd. So, who is it that many in the Democratic Party are looking to as the party’s ‘savior’ in the face of the unremarkable Democratic field so far? Answer: Joe Biden, a 72-year-old, former six-term senator from Delaware and the current vice president. So what does this say about the Democratic Party? It’s interesting to note that the Democrats spend a lot of time wagging their fingers at the Republican Party for being too old and too white. Well, the common denominator for all three of the Democrats’ most viable presidential candidates in 2016 is that they are white and over 65.”

“Barack Obama is president because he was able to produce a spike in turnout among young voters, blacks, Hispanics and Asians. It is hard to make the case that any of the Democratic candidates are going to be able to produce the same type of enthusiasm that generated the spike in turnout that propelled Obama to the presidency. Whatever the Democrats’ problem is with their current field, it is hard to imagine how Vice President Biden will be the answer. This is going to be a change election, not a call for a third Obama term. If the Democrats are looking for a savior for 2016, they need to keep looking.”

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