WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles®) – Apparently, it is not only Scott Walker who is dropping out of the Republican presidential race; all 34 of the remaining 36 declared candidates are quitting, en masse.
The first to drop out from the contest last month was Rick Perry, followed by an announcement today that Walker is also stepping down.
But after the continued surge in the polls by frontrunner Donald Trump and the impressive showing by Carly Fiorina in last week’s CNN debate, all the others are throwing in the towel.
Between Trump and Fiorina, the Republicans are confident that their standard bearer in the general elections will have a good shot at The White House, either against Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton.
The GOP says that the ideal match would be between Trump and Sanders, because of common hair-raising issues; or between Fiorina and Clinton who are both women.
So now, the focus has shifted to the Democratic race.
First, it was Mike Huckabee who used a rock band’s hit song “Eye of the Tiger” during a press conference following the release of the Rowan County clerk Kim Davis who was jailed for defying a Supreme Court decision for her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The band, Survivor, is suing Huckabee and Davis for unauthorized public performance of a copyrighted material.
Then, the rock band R.E.M. lashed out at Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Wednesday after Trump took the stage at a rally in Washington D.C. to the tune of one of their best-known songs.
“Go f*ck yourselves, the lot of you — you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men,” lead singer Michael Stipe said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”
Trump and Cruz both spoke at an event protesting the White House’s proposed nuclear arms agreement with Iran. Trump appeared with the band’s hit, “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” playing in the background.
But in contrast, famous composer Stephen Sondheim surprised both the political and music circles by offering all Republican presidential candidates free and unconditional use of one of his most famous compositions, a song written for the 1973 musical, “A Little Night Music.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – No publicity is bad publicity.
A new Adobo Chronicles® poll shows Donald Trump leading all Republican candidates for president by 40%, up from 20% the previous week.
Trump’s surge has been attributed to the killing of Cecil, the Zimbabwe lion by an American dentist, an incident that has outraged Americans and elicited worldwide condemnation of the sport of hunting. But what has Cecil got to do with Trump?
This week, gory photos of his trophy-hunting sons Eric and Don, Jr. resurfaced online, tying his family to the very practice that has sparked fierce backlash in recent days.
When asked for his response at a press conference in Scotland this week, Trump was reportedly far from condemning of the fact that his sons had a hobby of killing innocent animals, too.
“My sons love to hunt,” The Telegraph and The Daily Mail report Trump said, though he reportedly refused to directly address shooting endangered animals. “They are members of the NRA (National Rifle Association) very proudly. I am a big believer in the Second Amendment. But my sons are hunters, Eric is a hunter and I would say he puts it on a par with golf, if not ahead of golf. My other son, Don, is a hunter. They’re great marksman, great shots, they love it.”
An analysis of the new poll results shows that the respondents that gave Trump a overhwelming lead were card-carrying members of the NRA and American millionnaires whose families participate in killing animals for sports.