We all knew this candidate was taking cues from the Nixon administration
Republicans have pretty thoroughly repudiated Richard Nixon by this point. We’re less friendly with China, we’re less friendly to creating new agencies like EPA, and we sure aren’t breaking into Democrat offices. Importantly, starting with Ronald Reagan, and continuing with George W. Bush, we recognized that when we face ideological actors, sometimes Realpolitik doesn’t have all the answers. So it turns out the Democrats are | Read More »
This is how I expect Clinton to beat Sanders in South Carolina
Most of our attention is on the Republican race moving south, but the Democrats are doing the same thing. Bernie Sanders has competed well with Hillary Clinton in two rural, northern, white states. But as the race moves to South Carolina, at least two of those attributes change, and that leads us to how I expect Hillary Clinton to start winning states convincingly.
New Hampshire proves it: The establishment hates this guy!
There’s been a lot of jousting this cycle about who’s establishment, who’s an outsider, and who can shake up Washington and the Republican Party. But now that the PAC money has been spent, and the voters have spoken in Iowa and New Hampshire, we now know who the establishment likes, and who they hate.
DC trains barely avert head-on collision, Obama admin blames everyone else #WMATA
On Wednesday, January 27, a DC subway train was stopped at the Smithsonian station, near the site of the recent derailment. Passengers were getting on and off the train. That train came dangerously close to a head-on collision due to completely avoidable failures, and the Obama administration is seeking to blame everyone but itself.
Here comes the next big corporate bailout?
In the past we’ve seen large, well-connected businesses run into trouble, and then run to government to keep afloat and unafraid of competition. The airlines do it, GM did it, the banks did it, and every time Democrats and establishment Republicans oblige. We appear to have found the next industry cozy with politicians that’s going to ask for one.
The UMass tracking poll of New Hampshire is bad news for Donald Trump
So we now have two tracking polls in New Hampshire. ARG is also running a tracker (one that adores John Kasich, for some reason), but today I’m going to draw our attention back to the UMass tracker. It’s showing movement for the second tier of candidates that’s different from before. Different in a way that’s bad news for Donald Trump.
New Hampshire Tracking poll: Guess who fell today?
Since the Harper poll of New Hampshire is pretty bad (landline only, “The fav/unfav numbers are so absurd it has to be a transcription error – Jay Cost, “That poll looks weird” – Harry Enten), we’ve still only got the UMass tracking poll to work with. And in the tracking poll, one candidate is even, one is down, and one is up.
Jeb Bush to New Hampshire crowd: Message: Please Care. [Updated with VIDEO]
When George H. W. Bush feeling the pressure in New Hampshire in 1992, his campaign decided that he wasn’t giving the impression that he cared about ordinary folks. He had the problem Mitt Romney had: Pat Buchanan painted him as out of touch with real Americans. So, his campaign had a meeting. After it, he came out and literally said to a New Hampshire crowd | Read More »
New Hampshire Momentum: Marco Rubio gaining fast
UMass and 7News have started a New Hampshire tracking poll. That’s nice because it gives us daily feedback on the race, letting us catch sharp changes in the polling. That’s where Marco Rubio comes in. He may not have won Iowa, but for his campaign it was as good as a win.
Fact Checking Donald Trump’s Iowa Spending comments
Donald Trump broke 12 hours of post-Iowa silence on Twitter by claiming that “Because I was told I could not do well in Iowa, I spent very little there – a fraction of Cruz & Rubio. Came in a strong second. Great honor”. Is this claim true, that he spent very little there? Let’s check.
I love how Marco Rubio started his post-Caucus speech in Iowa
Marco Rubio’s speech after the Iowa caucuses was inspiring. Some call it a victory speech, and it was a victory over press bias, Right to Rise PAC, and the establishment that hates his guts. They wanted Trump, and Rubio greatly overperformed, as Bob Dole’s endorsee Trump greatly underperformed. Trump is full of racist hate. I’m enjoying reading Rubio’s optimism, for a change. Rubio’s New American | Read More »
My take: Iowa Winners and losers
So according to the Decision Desk, the candidates who won the Iowa caucuses were Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz. But who really won and lost tonight?
, bernie sanders
, Donald Trump
, Fox News
, Hillary Clinton
, Jeb Bush
, Marco Rubio
, Megyn kelly
, Right to Rise PAC
, Ted Cruz
Shocker Iowa poll shows a big shake up in Iowa
I’ve been saying all along that anything could happen in the Iowa polling during the last month. And, as it turns out, I was right. With two new polls out today, we’re seeing what looks like a very late breaking surge for one candidate. What once was a Donald Trump vs Ted Cruz race, might now be a three-way contest with Marco Rubio. And in | Read More »
Must See: Donald Trump’s character distilled in one photo
Donald Trump told ABC of his daughter “I don’t think Ivanka would do that [pose nude], although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” That joke is bad enough, but wait until you see this photo of the pair together.
Is this Hillary Clinton’s “No Controlling Legal Authority” Moment?
The news coming out just keeps getting worse and worse for Hillary Clinton. We all now know she was criminally dangerous in her handling of classified information, especially with respect to information gathered by actual human spies. These are people who are risking their lives for the country. She had this information on an insecure server on the Internet, and her excuse? She’s trying to | Read More »