Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sheldon Primary

What does Bobby Jindal have to do to get invited to the important Scotch tastings? Somehow he missed Sheldon Adelson's roll call here.
This strategy would favor more-established 2016 hopefuls such as former Florida governor Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. All four will descend this week on Adelson’s luxury hotel in Las Vegas, the Venetian, for an important step in what some are calling the “Sheldon Primary.”

Officially, the potential 2016 candidates will be at the Venetian for the spring meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition, which begins Thursday with a golf outing, followed by a VIP dinner featuring Bush and hosted by the Adelsons in the private airplane hangar where Adelson keeps his fleet.

But some of the most important events will occur between the poker tournament, Scotch tasting and strategy workshops. That’s when Adelson is scheduled to hold casual one-on-one chats — over coffee, at dinner or in his private office — with the prospective candidates.

1 comment:

Nolaresident said...

Tiger Beat on the Potomac, as Charles Pierce calls Politico, says that lil booby is one of the "frontrunners" in the "infrastructure" primary:

With 2016 looming closer, several presumptive candidates, including
Rubio and Jindal, have already moved ahead of the pack in what might be
called the infrastructure primary; other promising hopefuls, like Bush
and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, look powerful on paper but have done
little to capitalize on their promise.