The Republican National Committee recently released a “2016 presidential straw poll”. They asked people to choose names they would most like to see as the Presidential Republican nominee in the 2016 election.
Members of the Town Criers were recently interviewed regarding the extended list of 32 Republican presidential nomination hopefuls. The Town Criers are a committee of the St. Augustine Tea Party who, weekly, engage the national audience that visits the historic district of St. Augustine, Florida. [See “A look at Town Crier’s history” in this publication August 26, 2013]
Karl Rove, the architect of failure
As progressive Republican leader, Karl Rove and the GOP leadership attack the base of the party and the Tea Party, in particular, the public increasingly refuses to identify themselves as Republicans. A recent Gallup poll shows only 25% claiming to be Republicans. Another 42% identified themselves as Independents. This finding is exactly what Town Criers have been experiencing since January, 2012. There has been a continual movement away from the Republican Party as it continues to be complicit with the Democratic progressive agenda. According to the Town Criers, “The Republican leadership will nominate, yet another progressive for president. GOP leaders are pushing Chris Christie and Jeb Bush. Tea Party and liberty minded people will not support them. Is it possible that the next elected president of the United States will be an Independent?” Senator Joe Liebermann was elected as an Independent candidate after Democrats rejected him in the Connecticut primary. Perhaps this will be a pattern in the 2016 election.
According to a recent Glenn Beck radio broadcast, of late, no friend to the Republicans, Beck immediately rejected former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, radio talk show host Herman Cain, former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. They all support big bloated government.