Is the ‘Wide Open’ Race Actually Bad News for Republicans in 2016?
Re-posted from National Review Online On any given news day, the term “wide open” is the most overused phrase to describe the 2016 GOP presidential field. After last weekend’s Iowa Freedom Summit, the first event to showcase a field of potential Republican candidates numbering in double digits, the phrase is now totally exhausted. But reviewing this “competitive” bench of “strong” and “experienced” candidates makes me | Read More »
Romney 2016: Red Flag Warnings Within 2012 Exit Poll Data
It has been less than two weeks since Mitt Romney made his semi-bold pronouncement of 2016 intentions saying, “Everybody in here can go tell your friends that I’m considering a run.” “Everybody” was a group of about 30 mega-donors in New York comprised of the one-percent of one-percent crowd. Since that evening on January 9th, there have been two major developments. First, was a CBS | Read More »
Jeb vs. Mitt: Nasty, Nice or Brutal?
This is what I call a potential “back to the future” match-up or what the National Review has called Establishment vs. Establishment. Then over at Forbes, John Zogby had a piece with the headline: Jeb vs. Mitt: Good For The GOP. Perhaps some of you have a slightly different opinion? The Washington Post tackled this clash of country clubs with a widely reported piece by Philip | Read More »
Who Is Qualified to Be President? We should expand the constitutional requirements to include experience.
Re-posted from National Review Online With crowded benches of Democratic and Republican candidates actively contemplating a run for the White House in 2016, should Americans consider expanding the current constitutionally mandated presidential eligibility requirements to include relevant levels of work experience? Since all professional occupations require some form of licensing before one is allowed to have clients or patients, shouldn’t the holder of the most | Read More »
Clinton/Warren 2016 Should Republicans Laugh, Fear, or Dismiss?
Re-posted from National Review Would a Democratic presidential ticket of former secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Democratic Massachusetts be doomed to defeat or cruise to an easy victory on November 8, 2016? From a Republican perspective would this Clinton/Warren “all chick tick” elicit howls of laughter or utter fear? Here is why from a Democrat point of view a Clinton/Warren ticket might make good | Read More »
When Will ISIS Release Their Torture Report?
Re-posted from PJ Media Today the timing of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s declassified executive summary on enhanced interrogation techniques used by the Bush Administration raises an intriguing list of political questions. One is even about movies and another has huge implications for the 2016 presidential race. Now that Senate Committee’s torture report is bedside reading for our enemies, when are ISIS, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban going | Read More »
Democrats Still Have a Big Advantage in the Electoral College
Re-posted from National Review Online After the GOP’s 2014 midterm election triumph, Republicans are still celebrating that the good guys (and girls) won and our nation has been saved. Finally, the American people wised up and threw the bums out. Six years after the election of Barack Obama, the midterm tsunami over the bluest of blue states filled Republicans with “hope and change,” mixed | Read More »
Mitt vs. Hillary: An Even Match
Re-posted from National Review Author’s Note: Before you all take my head off, read the entire piece and understand why this scenario could possibly unfold in 2016. Mitt Romney is keeping a very high profile this midterm-election season by campaigning coast to coast for Republicans, and two recent polls suggest why he might be encouraged to stay active in politics. Romney and his family say Mitt will | Read More »
Six Years and Out: It’s Time to Change the Four-Year Presidential Term
Re-posted from National Review When Politico’s Roger Simon recently started a list entitled “4 Things Hillary Can Do To Win” by urging Clinton to “announce she will serve only one term as president,” he was channeling an increasingly popular political idea. Luminaries from former Harvard president Larry Summers to veteran political observer Larry Sabato to HBO funster Bill Maher all agree that a single presidential | Read More »
Porn-Free Public Wi-Fi: Why don’t McDonalds and Starbucks have filters?
Re-posted from National Review.com Matt Bai’s new book, All the Truth Is Out, chronicles how a sex scandal destroyed the 1988 presidential prospects of former senator Gary Hart — and how “Hart’s downfall forever changed American politics.” The most gossip-filled chapter about Donna Rice, the woman at the center of the scandal, was excerpted September 21 in the New York Times Magazine. Since then, several | Read More »