|Two asses are out the race for president. New Jersey governor Chris Christie ends his bid after disappointing results. Carly Fiorina is also out. She got shafted in the debates and got poor showings in the race.|
Well the field is now down to seven. The end of the road for Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina.
The New Jersey governor and former CEO of the Hewitt-Packard software company have dropped out.
The disappointing New Hampshire primary showing for Christie had him reevaluate his chances. The fact that he wasn't going to make the CBS Republican debate was the final nail in his political coffin.
He decided to bow out.
Christie thought knocking Marco Rubio off his perch would have shown in the primary polls.
Nope. It turns out that his handling of the George Washington Bridge, the downgrades of his state, and the "hug" of President Barack Obama has doomed his chances.
Christie who was once floated as a potential threat to Obama didn't run in 2012. So I guess he thought his amazing performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon would have gave him an opportunity to grow. Nope.
Loosing weight and having taking more moderate positions helped him win reelection easily.
Right now in his state of New Jersey, his job approval is dismal. As with Scott Walker and then governor Bobby Jindal, running for president sunk their popularity among their constituents.
Kasich is already taking a nosedive in Ohio. He's spending more time wasting his breath than governing the state he so brags about. A state that stalled in population. A state where Columbus, the state capital and largest city is growing but the other cities are declining. Columbus is the hub of Ohio's government. Kasich is a getting hammered for being a big government Republican.
He will not say who he'll endorse for president. I know one thing, it's not Donald Trump, Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio.
Carly Fiorina, the only woman running for the Republican nomination is also out. She failed to make the previous debate and was slated to be on the sidelines again. Also her disappointing showings in Iowa and New Hampshire didn't help her one bit.
Fiorina took a big surge in the late summer after she won in the kiddie table debate. But the bubble burst on her when she was called out on her accusations of Planned Parenthood decapitating premature babies alive. She stood firm saying that she saw the video despite it not even existing.
Matter of fact, Fiorina says she doesn't play the victim. But when she was banned from the debates on ABC and CBS, she said that the "liberal media" is scared of her because she's a woman. They're shielding Hillary Clinton.
All these things along with her falling polls sealed her fate.
Fiorina went to social media to announce her exit.
This campaign was always about citizenship-taking back our country from a political clss that only serves the big, the powerful, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I've said throughout this campaign hat I will not sit down and be quiet. I'm not going to start now. While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them.
Our Republican Party must fight alongside these Americans as well. We must end crony capitalism by fighting the policies that allow it to flourish. We must fix our festering problems by holding ou bloated inept government bureaucracy accountable. Republicans must stand for conservative principles that lift people up and recognized all Americans have the right to fulfill their God-given potential.
To young girls and women across the country, I say: do not let others define you. Do not listen to anyone who says you have to vote a certain way or for a certain candidate because you're a woman. That is not feminism. Feminism doesn't shut down conversations or threaten women. It is not about ideology. It is not a weapon to wield against your political opponent. A feminist is a woman who lives the life she chooses and users all her God-given gifts. And always remember that a leader is not born, but made. Choose leadership.
As I have said to the many wonderful Americans I have met throughout this campaign, a leader is a servant whose highest calling is to unlock potential in others. I will continue to serve in order to restore citizen government to this great nation so that together we may fulfill our potential.
She was hoping to continue on but the news of firing staffers and running out of the money got her thinking that it's not possible to continue on with lack of appeal.
She hasn't endorsed any candidate yet. I doubt she'll endorse Trump for president. After all, he said that her face looks like a horse.
Good riddance to the two.