Ed is a retired Army Special Forces Officer. He served from 1998 to 2008 with the 25th ID, 10th Special Forces Group, and SOCCENT. He served multiple rotations in Iraq in SOF organizations. He retired in 2008 to found Lukos, LLC, a defense contractor specializing in professional services support to SOCOM and CENTCOM.


    Cognitive Dissonance and Union Workers

    I was driving behind a pickup truck today and admiring the bumper stickers in his back window.  He had 2 Obama-Biden stickers, which is fairly unusual for this suburban area

    Ball control and the debate

    Let’s say you are head coach of an NFL team playing in the Super Bowl.  Your team is up by 1 point with 4 minutes to go in the 4th

    Impact of the 47% comments

    For anyone wondering, Romney’s 47% comments definitely hurt him.  But it’s helpful to look at the tracking poll numbers to understand HOW it hurt him.  The graph below shows the

    Don’t freak out over the Gallup spike (with graphs)

    In a previous post, I explained why you can’t compare the daily tracking releases from Gallup and Rasmussen.  To recap: Gallup uses a 7 day sample while Rasmussen uses a

    Romney won the conventions

    Well, not quite.  But he sure didn’t lose them.  Not that you could tell that from the triumphant press reporting. In defense to them, it’s pretty hard to tell.  Comparing

    Tracking Polls and the Dead Cat Bounce

    I’ve been a little discouraged for the last few days by the polling news.  The conventional wisdom is that Obama got a bounce and Romney did not.  But is that

    12 Million – 16 Trillion – $4.50

    12 Million 16 Trillion $4.50 (more…)

    Let America Be America Again

    Have you seen Scott Brown’s new ad?  It’s good.  Real good. Romney needs to hire whoever made this ad.  Or maybe just buy rights to use the first 2 minutes.

    Delegate Math

    The primaries have now entered the math phase. Romney is chasing the magic number of 1144, competing hard in every state to maximize his delegates. Gingrich now acknowledges that it

    Enough whining about the Media!

    I mean really, enough is enough.  Every single inconvenient fact about anyone’s favorite GOP candidate is chalked up to the the evil MSM.  If I had a nickel for every