A Comparison Of CNN Debate Viewers

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The blue bar is the amount of viewers CNN had for the Republican presidential debate less than a month ago, the red bar is for the Dim debate last night

In my mind, this doesn’t mean much …….. yet.  For the Dims, they currently have two serious contenders for their nomination.  This may change, but, I doubt it will.  I don’t expect the interest on the Dim side to wane much until after the primaries are over.  If Hillary wins the nomination, some Sanders fans will pack up their toys and go home, but, not many.  Dims don’t roll that way.  This is why it’s easy to question the integrity of the average Dim voter.  Nearly all of them, without hesitation will tell you with a straight face that they hate the “insider” establishment politician.  But, it won’t matter.  Hillary or Bernie, either gets the nomination, and, they’re all in for whoever gets the nomination.  Many will also tell you they’re all for bipartisanship, but, wildly support people such as Hillary and Obama who claim they are enemies of Republicans.  That’s just the way Dims roll. 

Repubs are now a different critter.  There are two distinctly different Republicans.  In fact, for people such as myself, I’ve rejected the moniker “Republican”.  I still typically vote Republican, but, that’s just because the Republicans in my area tend to be “conservative”, a moniker I’d much rather identify with, rather than Republican.  After the last decade or so, it’s become apparent the Republican party doesn’t really hold the same views as I do, they don’t advocate the same things I do, and they don’t act and vote in the manner I would wish them to do. 

This is the challenge for the Republican party and the candidates …… as the field winnows, they have to keep the same amount of interest.  For now, I expect that the field could easily lose 5 or so candidates without diminishing interest.  But, what will it be when it comes to the actual primary?  If the candidates are Trump, Rubio, and Christie, or some such ilk, I’d have a hard time getting out of bed to vote in the primary, much less watch a debate between them …. well, maybe for the entertainment purposes.

…… which reminds me, even though I won’t vote for Christie, here’s a tip …. fire your handlers!  Christie is every bit as bombastic and confrontational as Trump is.  He has a very sharp tongue.  Yet, he seems almost timid compared to Trump. 

And, this goes for all the other candidates …….. take a page from Trump and dance with the partner who took you to the dance!  There is a reason why there are people who believe you can win an election for the POTUS!  Stop being who you aren’t and start being who you are and remember what you were and were doing when someone convinced you that you could be POTUS! 

And this is what is disheartening for me.  Conventional wisdom says for a Republican running for the nomination to run to the right during the primaries, and then go to the center during the general election.  If this is the run to the right, then, the center would be somewhere in the proximity of Lenin.  Up your game or we will forget you and the turnout will be somewhere in the proximity of McCain’s.

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19 Responses to A Comparison Of CNN Debate Viewers

  1. HankH says:

    Ben Carson is looking more presidential to me all the time. I saw his wife, Candy, on the news the other night. She’s the polar opposite of Michelle Zero. Friendly, outgoing, good sense of humor, and very capable of speaking to current events – a woman who loves her husband and country.

    • I. Lou Minotti says:

      Ben Carson is a terrific human being, and I would surely vote for him against an American cancer like a Hillary or a Bernie or a Biden. But he’s too nice to wade into the cesspool (with chest waders, no less) without getting dirtied.

      • I. Lou Minotti says:

        Joe Biden’s Greatest Hits:

        I personally believe a Ted Cruz, or a Mike Huckaby have both the nads and the smarts to walk softly and carry a big stick. They know how to drain a swamp called Washington, DC, and get rid of the snakes that dwell there (both Democrat AND Republican).

      • David A says:

        I think Carson has the will and the “common sense” to wade into that battle providing he surrounds himself with the right people. I admire very much his resistance to the PC liberal media. I see no back down in this regard with Dr. Carson. In a general election he polls better then most anyone vs the left candidates. I will certainly vote for any of them vs Hillary or a Bernie or a Biden.

        However, sometimes I think the democrats should win again, as they should be forced to eat the entire poisoned meal they have prepared, instead of sitting on the sideline blaming a conservative for the world wide mess we are irretrievably diving into.

        • DirkH says:

          “However, sometimes I think the democrats should win again, as they should be forced to eat the entire poisoned meal they have prepared”

          That would only be a punishment for persons with a conscience.

        • David A says:

          I agree Dirk, yet sometimes pain is a prod to memory. (touch hot stove, get burned, no touch hot stove again) Equivalent; statist politicians in charge of world, world wide calamity and suffering results, do not elect statist politicians in future.

          Having a conservative in charge when the results of statist policy manifest can break this connection for many slow minds, even if they have a conscience.

          I will of course vote for the best conservative candidate I can, and I think a strong conservative leader with the power to act will greatly mitigate the harm I see coming.
          Unfortunately Dirk I think the US can avoid more of this suffering then Germany can, although I think all will suffer greatly.

        • DirkH says:

          David A says:
          October 15, 2015 at 7:09 am
          “Equivalent; statist politicians in charge of world, world wide calamity and suffering results, do not elect statist politicians in future.”

          Dim voters will never make the connection. The leftist half of the population does not understand the law of uninted consequences / system feedbacks. For instance they don’t understand that raising the minimum wage necessarily destroys jobs.

          They cannot imagine consequences of their actions when they are invisible. It is too disconnected. time passes between decision and reaction. They ARE capable of learning the consequences of actions that result in IMMEDIATE pain. That’s why you hit a dog IMMEDIATELY after he misbehaves.

          I think the proportion of such magical-thinkers is 50% in the West, 95% in the Islamic world.

        • DirkH says:

          “Unfortunately Dirk I think the US can avoid more of this suffering then Germany can, although I think all will suffer greatly.”

          I’m not sure about this. It will be different. USA is already much more of a multicultural shithole than Germany, we are currently being turned into one to close the gap. We might be able to topple the government earlier than the USA. We don’t take treason lightly.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          ‘Dim voters will never make the connection. The leftist half of the population does not understand the law of uninted consequences / system feedbacks. For instance they don’t understand that raising the minimum wage necessarily destroys jobs.’

          Yep. That type of thinking is required for a leftist half of the population to exist. They bypassed Reality in the buffet line, instead went back for a second helping of Childish Fantasy.

  2. DirkH says:

    German system media BTW (left *and* RINO) fawn all over Hillary (as she is the CFR candidate), call her the favorite. Do not inform German public about her treasonous e-mail secrets mishandling which disqualifies for ALL administration jobs.

  3. sth_txs says:

    I might just have to vote (not support) Trump just to stir the pot and keep some issues alive. He is another politician in some ways, but what does it really matter at this point?

  4. Latitude says:

    I think we need to start with a very loud mouth piece…..Trump

    …and build a cabinet around that

    And don’t get all pissy about it…..look who we’ve had for presidents already

  5. Latitude says:

    This is the biggest load of horse crap I’ve ever read….
    ….they let all of these people loose in the first place…let them stay loose until they decided to round them up all at one time
    …and then try to take credit for how great they are by rounding so many up at one time
    They obviously knew where they all were all along

    ICE arrests 314 criminals across Florida, four locally

    http://www.nbc-2.com/story/30217351/ice-arrests-314-criminals-across-florida-four-locally#.Vh-4Wm5iiHt

  6. kim2ooo says:

    If I were a Democrat ……….. I wouldn’t be praising the “WATCHED STATS” ……………. Mark Hammond and company [ NCIS ] had more viewers. 🙂

  7. DirkH says:

    BTW while Putin bombs every CIA/Pentagon equipped terror group including ISIS, it looks like US SOCOM is busy killing Iranian Generals (on the ground, for instance near Aleppo) by sniper. At least 3 gone. Well at least I would expect these to be SOCOM action. Not bearded illiterate halfwits.

  8. squid2112 says:

    The only reason why CNN had as good of numbers for the Democrat debate as they did, is because of all of the people like me that tuned in through morbid curiosity and seeking a good laugh for the evening, for which the Democrats soundly delivered. It was side splitting!

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