There are 17 well-known Republican hopefuls for the 2016 presidential nomination. A group of nine (like a baseball team) is worrying about how to handle one batter - Donald Trump - in Thursday's primetime Republican Primary Presidential debate in NH. Outspoken, money power, popular, liked and hated, Donald Trump is a different kind of candidate in the regular political arena. However, what he has done in opening his campaign was using bad words against illegal immigrants and Mexicans. It is wrong, but he will bring more attention to the campaign. He is not afraid of anyone, as he does not need any money from anyone. However, if he gets elected, he may use his power to help his businesses and go from being a billionaire to a trillionaire. The Republican Party does not have a leader, so everyone is trying their fate. As Obama has succeeded in the past, they have a right to try as well.
The list of Republican candidates include: former Florida Governor Jed Bush, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Neurosurgeon of John Hopkins University Ben Carson, Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker, Governor of Texas Rick Perry, Businessman and Real Estate Tycoon Donald Trump, Former New York Governor George Pataki, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. HP CEO Carly Fiorina. Right now, Donald Trump is leading the long list of candidates with 26% in the latest Monmouth University polls, leading nearest rival Florida Governor Jed Bush and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Whether negative or positive, Donald Trump has made a huge impact and within a short period of time, won the hearts of the people. He stands out as a tough administrator, who can fight and make changes without fear.
In the Democratic Party, the presidential hopefuls include: Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Virginia Senator Jim Webb, John Hopkins Professor Martin O'Malley, and Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee. In the Democratic arena, Clinton is leading with 55 percentile points over Sanders who is far behind Clinton with 21 percentile points. Clinton will be very careful this time, as last time she had a big lead on Barack Obama, and lost not only the lead but the primary election.
Forbes has published a list of the World's 100 Highest Paid actors. Out of that, 12 newcomers were included in that list. The Top 10 actors includes five from the world, three from Bollywood India, one from China and one from Hong Kong. 1. (3 years in a row) Robert Downey Jr. with $80 Million, 2. Jackie Chan from China with $52 Million, 3. Vin Diesel with $47 Million, 4. Bradley Cooper with $41.5 Million, 5. Adam Sandler with $41 Million, 6. Tom Cruise with $40 Million, 7. (Tie) Amitabh Bachchan from India and Salman Khan from India with $33.5 Million each, 9. Akshay Kumar from India with $32 Million, 10. Mark Wahlberg also with $32 Million. Now the world is becoming a global market. It is good to know that the U.S. is a superpower, but other parts of the world are contributing to the global economy as far as entertainment is concern.
Per my talk with a few local constituents, the local municipalities have to change the way they are handling their business. People are not happy with how they conduct business, as they need faster and more efficient service. People are ready to cooperate with the municipalities, but they need assistance, such as with filling out forms for different departments, and especially construction and planning departments. The forms are not clear with understanding of the laws, so they need help. Is it lot to ask from the administrations? The language should be in layman's terms, so it is easy to fill out the forms. I do understand that some of the forms are passed by the committee's suggestions and finally passed through the departments. It is not easy to change the language of the forms or to set them up the first time, but it is very important that the people should understand them easily. Recently, I came across an auto sale, and there are no instructions on how to fill out the title transfer form. I understand the title is old, but the clarity of the instructions should be on the internet, and should make it easy for the seller, individual, co-ownership or corporate seller to fill out the title and sign in favor of the buyer.
Have a wonderful week. I'll talk to you next week.