How McCain can turn it around.
[In October, 2008, when I first published this diary, John McCain and Sarah Palin had enjoyed a brief time in the lead against the Obama-Biden team, but it was short-lived and we all know the end result. I'm adding this preface because, when I just re-read the piece, it seemed to me that whether I was right or not, the issues I suggested that McCain | Read More »
What Would a Third Party Be Like?
If things are as they appear (and of course they seldom are), we were all treated today to the spectacle of the American equivalent of what a third Party would be like. We had the Democrats and the Senatorial Republicans, with the House Republicans (perhaps joined by some House Democrats) as the Third Party. What remains to be seen is whether they plan to use | Read More »
An Analyst’s Take on the Financial “Crisis”
The current financial problem has been inflated into a looming crisis by politicians and analysts who have ignored basic concepts of problem solving. First, identify the problem. Have they done that? Maybe, and maybe they’ve only identified the symptoms and the prognosis if things run their course without interference. It’s definitely true that they haven’t clearly described the problem to the public in general. If | Read More »
That’s Why She’s Just Called “Sarah.”
It’s been twelve days since the announcement that rocked the American political world. Since then, a lot has been said and written about the selection of Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, as the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States. I’ll do my best to avoid repeating any of that. Let’s just start out with the question, “What is the most unusual thing | Read More »