Monday on The Chad Hasty Show, GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak talked with Chad about a number of subjects, but started off of course with the announced resignation of John Boehner, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.

Mackowiak talked about the current House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is expected to succeed Boehner, saying,

I'm not sure, from a tactical standpoint, things are going to change that much. I think McCarthy will be a little bit better, think he's a better communicator. He is, he doesn't hate Tea Party types and grass-roots conservatives the way Boehner did. He's a more shrewd guy, he's more strategic. But I think at the end of the day, I don't think he's going to want to shut the government down. And so if that is your test for whether the Congress is doing what you want them to do, I think McCarthy's going to disappoint you.

Hasty asked about the poll numbers showing Ben Carson tied with Donald Trump in the race for the Republican nomination, and Mackowiak responded,

Carson is not going to be the nominee. He has a lot of support out there, people like him, I just don't think people are going to ultimately say this guy should be President of the United States.

Mackowiak also talked about the standings of Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.

Listen to the entire interview with Matt Mackowiak in the video box above.

Matt Mackowiak is a co-founder of the bipartisan political news blog Must Read Texas.

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