Notations On Our World: ON the "Virtual Prowl" On US Politics

It has been a very busy weekend on the Political Front.  Our team was busy assessing the appearance by the US Political Personalities on the US Public Affairs channels as the Daily "Poll War" was on-going by what we here at #Outsiders call the "Polling-Industrial" Complex.    Despite some who note that this is "Early",  it is the polls that drove Rick Perry and Scott Walker to drop out and continues to dodge some of the early so-called establishment favorites as they continue to linger in the single digits.   One poll had Governor Kasich of Ohio dropping by 6 points in New Hampshire.

This month will see the first debate for the major Democratic Candidates.     This was a 'call to action" sent out for Democrats which was of note:

Since Friday over 87,000 Democrats.com subscribers have voted in our 2016 Presidential Straw Poll - but you're not one of them!
Here are the results so far:

Hillary Clinton only: 20%
Bernie Sanders only: 49%
Joe Biden only: 6%
Clinton or Sanders or Biden: 22%
Larry Lessig only: 1%
Martin O'Malley only: 1%
Jim Webb only: 0%
Lincoln Chafee only: 0%
Green Party: 1%
Republican Party: 0%
Not eligible to vote: 0% 
Make sure your vote is counted too! Just click the best answer below, and if you change your mind click the better answer. (Only your last click will be tallied.)
We will periodically update the total results in our blog.
Thanks for all you do!
Bob Fertik

As for the "Republicans", Here is a "sampling of what some of the candidates were up to this week with this from  Jeb being on the forefront of calls to action to supporters:   

Jeb 2016!

Putting a face to a name is important, especially with all the emails I send you.

As you know, I’m not the only culprit. Mom and Dad have been emailing as well and I want you to be able to put a face to a name for them, too.

So I talked with them, and we’re going to give you the chance to do just that. Today we’re launching a contest to fly one lucky winner down to Texas at the end of the month to meet Mom and Dad. All you have to do is chip in $1.

We’ll have other contests on the campaign, but I can’t promise we’ll have another one like this.

Enter Now

Enter now for your all expenses paid trip to meet “The Enforcer” and the 41st President of the United States, or as I call him, the world’s greatest dad.

Oh, and one more thing, mom is insisting on getting a photo with our biggest supporters, so I hope you’re ready to pose with the family.

Mike, don’t forget, your flight and hotel is on us. All you have to do is pack your suitcase and enter now: Jeb2016.com/Houston-Sweepstakes-Donate/

See you in Houston,

This is from the Jindhal campaign as he is continuing an aggresive ground campaign: 

I hope you had a great weekend. I wanted to send you a quick email with some highlights from Governor Jindal’s week campaigning in Iowa.

New poll: Jindal surging in Iowa
NBC/Marist released a new poll that shows Governor Jindal has moved up to 6% in Iowa, tied with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio for 5th place.The new poll puts him ahead of Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, among other conservative candidates. It also put Governor Jindal 1 point behind Jeb Bush and 2 points behind Carly Fiorina, well within the margin of error.

Top Photo: Bobby & Olympic champion Dan Gable in Des Moines.

Follow the Governor on Instagram for more great photos from the campaign trail.

Top read: "Louisiana record makes Bobby Jindal worthy of White House”
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has done most of the things conservatives want the next president to do.

Louisiana has been the most pro-life state for six straight years. Jindal defunded Planned Parenthood. And when Planned Parenthood supporters protested, he simply put the undercover videos on loop outside to show exactly what they were supporting.

He's the only governor running who actually cut the size of government. He cut Louisiana's state government by 26 percent.

Read more at DesMoinesRegister.com

Top listen: Special edition Ace of Spades Podcast with Bobby Jindal
The Governor had a great 40 minute interview talking about policy, his childhood, and you guessed it… Bradley Cooper. Listen here.

New Store Item: Jindal for President t-shirt
A new item was added to the campaign store. You can order one of the new shirts here.

Have a great week,
Kyle Plotkin
Communications Director, Jindal for President

Beyond the Presidency, though, there is the race for House Speaker.   The House Speaker is the third in line to the Presidency.      There is a race now as of Sunday: 

Jason Chaffetz Bids to Replace Boehner for House Speaker

The Utah Republican will face off against the current frontrunner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla.Read More

The question as the key vote comes up is what the House Freedom Caucus does.    Rich Lowry of the National Review noted on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday that Congressman McCarthy, the Current Majority Leader, has 190 solid votes for Speaker.  The problem is that he needs 218 on the floor.    There is a question as to who is going to be speaker and Jason Chaffetz's bid will complicate things.    

It will be an interesting few days......
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