Political writers who want to get read are dropping Hillary Clinton as the topic of their articles as fast as many Clinton supporters are dropping her in the midst of the fully-blown email scandal. You would think every political writer in the United States is Republican-leaning these days. Apparently tired of writing about the shadow Clinton can’t shake, her private emails, most everyone has dropped the dying topic of Clinton to write about the excitement in the political world. The excitement, as everyone knows, is all about those Republicans who have incredibly and completely stolen Clinton’s most-likely-not-to-be-revisited thunder, as evidenced by numerous GOP debate-related articles penned by The Hill and many other media outlets on Tuesday.
Obviously, the wave of the future for reporters who want to get read by the masses are specifically writing about the Republicans. The liberal political writers are even being caught not writing negatively about the ‘other side’ of the political aisle. They are just surrendering to writing about ‘where the action is’ to get a read. No doubt, the big story at present is the GOP presidential debate which will continue to capture all political headlines at least through this week – unless even more allegedly criminally-charged emails are found in the next dumping of emails from Clinton’s home server’s stash which have been ordered to be dumped by a federal judge.
Of the Thursday debate, there will be ten Republicans gracing the stage for the first GOP presidential debate of the season. Though there are currently 17 Republicans in contention for the Party’s nomination, Fox decided to limit the number of debaters to just 10 persons. That is a great idea as if there were all 17 persons on stage, each candidate wouldn’t have much time to speak – and each candidate needs to be heard. The decision was made to include the 10 candidates who averaged the highest percentages from 5 of the most recent polls conducted. Fox included GOP candidate polls with results released through 5 p.m. Tuesday. The news channel came up with the following list of debaters who are listed here in order of best polling results:
- Donald Trump
- Jeb Bush
- Scott Walker
- Mike Huckabee
- Ben Carson
- Ted Cruz
- Marco Rubio
- Rand Paul
- Chris Christie
- John Kasich
Those who will not appear in the highly publicized debate are Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore. Reportedly, they will appear in an earlier debate. The persons chosen to debate were chosen by the average of the following five polls: Bloomberg, CBS News, Fox News, Monmouth University, and Quinnipiac University. According to Fox spokesperson Irena Briganti, these were the five most recent polls that are non-partisan and nationally-recognized. She asserts that determination of debate participants was also made via other methods including live interviews, random digit-dial sampling techniques and more.
As for the Democrats, again, there is not much news there that hasn’t already been speculated upon or laboriously pushed into the ground to the point of sheer boredom. As repeatedly reported, Clinton is in incredibly deep trouble with her private emails though she continually says not, and talk of her former aides having to step forward to talk about their email exchanges on Hillary’s home server is already being discussed as perjury-worthy. In other Democrat news, many liberals are hoping Vice President Joe Biden or even Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will enter the race as Clinton continues to fade into the shadows.
Biden refuses to say whether or not he will run until the end of the summer, according to Politico. A Biden bid for the 2016 White House may be the only hope the liberal political writers have of grabbing another positive headline aligned with their passions or expertise as 2016 nears. After all, it has become more and more obvious as time passes that Hillary Clinton’s candidacy has turned into toast in terms of readership interest.
Back to the relevant news of the day, the GOP presidential debate featuring the Republican Party’s current top 10 candidates will be held on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on Fox News. The debate is being co-hosted by Facebook. The highly-anticipated debate will be two hours in length, according to CNN.