The latest Public Policy Polling poll indicates that it is time for 8 of the 17 Republicans to withdraw from the Presidential race for 2016, as their chances of improving are nil, and they are losing money and campaign staff rapidly, if they had it to begin with!
The following candidates need to “throw in the towel” on their campaigns:
Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore
Former New York Governor George Pataki
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
Even if one thinks some of these candidates have some ideas worthy of consideration, it is clear that their hopes for the Republican Presidential nomination are less than zero. No miracle will happen, and it is time to get back to reality!
If these eight withdrew, it would leave 9 candidates, who could all debate on September in the CNN debate.
This would include Donald Trump, Dr. Benjamin Carson, and Carly Fiorina (who has surged in polls, but is not scheduled to be in the September 16 “Top Ten” debate); Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush; Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee; Ohio Governor John Kasich; Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker; Texas Senator Ted Cruz; and Florida Senator Marco Rubio.