My initial impressions after the debate. I don’t think anything will change in Iowa based on tonight’s results.
Political junkies are so hung up on message, strategy and poll numbers that sometimes we lose sight of the basic question: Who would be a better president–doing the job, day-in and day-out? Who would really be able to turn things around, because battles are won and lost, but the only thing that matters in war… [Read More]
If I were Ted Cruz, I’d be pretty happy looking at today’s poll. Polls are notoriously fickle before actual primaries have taken place, and even then they’re not necessarily the most reliable indicators of future performance. But it’s all we have, and a picture is worth a thousand words, as they say.
President WIlliam Henry Harrison’s only inaugural speech lasted an hour and fifty-five minutes. It killed him. Not politically. Or even intellectually. Quite literally, it did kill him. On March 4, 1841, after winning a landslide election on a campaign slogan of “Tippecanoe and Tyler, too,” the Whig gave his speech on a cold, wet Thursday… [Read More]
Mike Huckabee tweeted “We are months away from actual votes being cast and neither the pundits nor the press will decide this election, the people will.” This after he was unceremoniously dumped from the main 9pm stage in the Fox Business News debate to be held Nov. 10 in Milwaukee. I like Huckabee. I’ve met… [Read More]
Here are four things I wish the other GOP candidates said to Donald Trump in last night’s debate:
In 1992, the first time a Clinton ran for a first term as president, the mantra was “The Economy, Stupid,” coined by James Carville. In 2016, the economy, a wheezing, foaming horse that’s been beat to death since 2008’s collapse, is under every candidate’s whip, but it’s not the mantra this time around. Donald Trump… [Read More]
Rand Paul sells libertarian crack. The Kentucky Senator deals in a designer drug of anarchism so powerful that it flows equally well in the ruby red arteries of liberty-leaning Republicans, as well as the deep blue veins of liberal Democrats.