Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Beltway Beat 2.4

A few days ago Powerline wrote about a statistic in light of President Obama’s meeting with the Chamber of Commerce. 68% of likely voters believe that the government and big business are working together against the best interests of consumers and investors.

What is interesting is that when you look closely at the polling data, 70% of liberals hold that view, along with 69% of conservatives. 71% Republicans think it is true, and so do 64% of Democrats.

In other words, an overwhelming majority of American voters feel that the Government and big business work together too much and it hurts the buyers.

What does this mean? It means that there is room in the 2012 presidential election for someone who is willing to stand up to both big government and big business. Is there such a candidate? It is too early to say, but I have a list of 14 people who look like they might run for president posted on my wall, and I’ll be interested to hear them address this issue.

-Jeremiah Lorrig

PS: Mr G thought that you might be interested in who I have on my Republican watch list, so here it is. It is in no particular order.

Thune, Palin, Romney, Huckabee, Gingrich, Barbour, Pawlenty, Santorum, Daniels, DeMint, Cain, Paul, Johnson, and Huntsman.

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