Put a .50-cal through the paddy wagon ...
... I kid you not ...
I use both Norton and Avast anti-virus. They're both trying tell me, everyday that they're not compatible with each other, but they work just fine. And both send me updates every single day about "tracking cookies" and other things that they've deleted. Still, with all this "protection", I can go to just about any website and find an ad concerning the town I live near.
If the companies can do it, so can the government ...
I have some good friends, from church, who are quite poor ... however, both of them work. Yesterday, "Bill" told me that they're making the same amount of money that they did, a year ago. Problem is, they're losing their shirts. The value of family income declined some $4000, last year. The banks know this, and they can't get credit for a decent car to replace their current junker. I'm thinking seriously of giving them my 1996 Infiniti, which is in cherry condition.
If Germany, in the 1930's, is any indication, money can be made infinitely worthless.
I listened to an interview with Rand Paul, yesterday, and found his views on foreign and military policy clearly indicate some distance between himself and his father. He praised Reagan's view of peace based upon strength, and described himself as closer to George HW Bush on the use of military force.
My favorites, in the current field, is Ted Cruz, followed by Paul. I would put Dr. Carson third on my personal list, but I still don't know enough about his views on the things that matter to me.
He was governor of a state that was 95% DEM. If he didn't "reach across the aisle", nothing worthwhile would have been done. If he had the White House, and a GOP Congress, I think we would all like what he would do.
Personally, I don't think he will run, so all of this is moot.
@Dwight, Mike Huckabee is not a progressive. His record paints him left-of-center, but that is because he was governor of a DEM state. For example, the National Governor's Association does not consist of Tea Party conservatives. A person can be head of the NGA and not be in charge ... just the head.
My personal choice is Ted Cruz, although Rand Paul did reassure me on foreign and military policy on FOX, last night. By the way, had Perry performed at the debates and the campaign trail like he did a CPAC, he would be President, right now.
This straw poll is truly insignificant, as you said. The deck is stacked with young libertarians, most of whom vote for the Pauls. I doubt that Rand could get the nomination or win any more than his father, especially, if he doesn't divorce himself from his father's foreign and military policy.
I like Scot Walker's courage.
I Like Mike!
... ever since I sang at his church in Texarkana, and we spent the afternoon with him and his wife, Janet. He has an impressive gun collection, and is a great guy. He needs to mix it up ... which goes against the grain ... if he wants the nomination.
I liked the explanation of philosophy using donuts ...
... also, Joe Biden saying, "Look Barry, if they ever find out that I'm the brains of this outfit, we're screwed."