Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is seen by voters as more of the same in an election year where outsiders are the hot ticket, former New York Sen. Al D'Amato said Sunday.
"He is viewed as the establishment same-old, same-old," D'Amato told "The Cats Roundtable"
on AM 970 in New York.
Meanwhile, another early leader, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker "basically has imploded," D'Amato told host John Catsimatidis.
"He has not really hit the ball out of the park like he did initially," D'Amato said of Walker.
The former senator said the found the entire debate "rather boring," blaming CNN for not handling the three-hour main event well.
"It got to be almost a joke," he said, and it appeared CNN was out to embarrass front-runner Donald Trump, continually asking the other candidates about him.
Story continues below audio.
Businesswoman Carly Fiorina was the "clear winner," he said, and Bush did do a good job with his comeback to Trump when he said George W. Bush kept America safe.
D'Amato's favorite in the race, however, is Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
"I believe he has the demonstrated capacity to do the job," D'Amato said, noting Kasich’s accomplishments balancing Ohio’s budget and growing its economy. "He’s strong with his principles, but he’s not afraid to reach across the aisle to work constructively."
Further, he said, "Kasich is the only candidate who can guarantee carrying Ohio."
© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.