You mean the way that we thought that Paul Ryan would destroy Biden in the debate one-on-one? Biden was a class A jerk to be sure, but in all honesty he got away with bullying Ryan, and interrupting him, smirking & guffawing constantly.... and Ryan was reduced to standing there chastised and taking it without any smack down retort from him. Everyone knew that Biden was going to act that way, but apparently Ryan & his GOP prep team, failed to anticipate that and to have a strategy to instantly smack down Biden AND the moderator when that occurred multiple downs without any rebuttal.
The 3 names you mentioned.... Ryan, Rubio, Jindal... either Biden OR Hillary will destroy these guys by acting like bullies & assholes with constant shilling from their media partisan hacks, and these 3 polite, nice Repubs would be destroyed in a political street fight. Our guys, whoever they may be, will need to fight harder & meaner than they have ever done before. It comes naturally for the socialist RAT bastard demoRATs.
Also because of the shifting demographics, illegal aliens being given the right to vote, photo ID laws are still being struck down, the constant personal attacks against Repubs by the media, and the cowardice of Boehner & McConnell & GOPers in House & Senate, I see Repubs losing the House big time in 2014, losing more Senate seats as well, and getting trounced by whoever is on the Dem ticket for president in 2016.
Of course by that time, we may no longer have a nation anyway. I am all for secession of 14-18 Southern & Western states, and would willing to move in a heartbeat from MN to join any seceding states.
To the extent that you mean The Idiocracy, whose members are growing exponentially, will always vote for the better brawler (no matter how idiotic), you are right. I just think we won’t yet be that far gone by 2016. We ARE doomed, don’t misunderstand me, but I think in 2016 we will still have 55% of voters who look at a clown like Clown Biden and shudder away. I hope I am right and you are wrong. If not, I will move to a tropical banana republic and begin drinking my life away posthaste.