As long as we keep talking about polls and their importance — or non-importance — allow me this brief observation.
Many commentators and analysts are suggesting that the top two Republican presidential primary candidates have one thing in common: They aren’t “career politicians.”
I refer to real estate mogul/reality TV star Donald Trump and esteemed neurosurgeon Ben Carson. They’re running first and second in most of the reputable polls.
Let’s not stop there. A third candidate also seems to be surging. The name? Carly Fiorina. Her background? Former CEO of Hewlitt-Packard. Fiorina, though, did run for the Senate in California, but she got thumped by Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. However, Fiorina doesn’t talk about that on the stump; instead, she talks about her business acumen and the many personal acquaintances and friendships she has with foreign dignitaries and/or heads of state.
The rest of the GOP field is languishing in single digits. Their background? They’re all “career politicians.”
Some analysts have wondered when we can throw every bit of conventional political wisdom out the window.
That time might have just arrived.
Oh … my.