Wednesday, September 09, 2015

The Year Of The Know-Nothing Candidates

[LP note: The GOP presidential candidates are appealing to their base. As Forrest Gump prophetically said, "Stupid is as stupid does."]

Especially on the GOP side, vague is good; ignorance is better.

Howard Fineman Global Editorial Director, HuffPost
Posted: 09/08/2015 05:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who earned degrees from Oxford and Brown, previewed his presidential candidacy last year by unveiling a 47-page booklet of granular (if controversial) details about his record and proposals for balancing energy production and environmental protection.

Go to his website, and you will see that paper, plus other detailed position papers on education, defense and health care, and links to op-eds on those and other topics.

If you are curious about a candidate with actual policies, though, you'd better hurry. Jindal, currently running at zero percent in the polls for the 2016 Republican nomination, is headed for oblivion.

Dr. Ben Carson, by contrast, is surging ahead. He's now at second in the GOP race even though -- or precisely because -- he has said next to nothing specific.

(More here.)

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