Peruse any of the various stories about the Republican National Committee considering Las Vegas for the 2016 convention and the stories will read as if the GOP is going open handed to its sugar daddy, Sheldon Adelson. Already, Republicans across the nation are tripping over themselves in the rush to bask in Mr. Adelson’s presence and pledge their undying loyalty to him. Many of these | Read More »
Imagine if the 2016 presidential election was held today and the candidates were Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, for whom would you cast your vote? While preparing to write this piece I emailed that question to a family member who is male, thirty- two years old, lives in California and works for an internet company that everyone knows. His immediate response was: Are you kidding | Read More »
In writing, especially in the era of the new media, you’re only as good as your last publication… in our case, that was a couple of weeks ago. Dee, my fearless editor, and I both have full time careers. Dee in particular has an awful lot on her plate… I honestly don’t understand how she does it all. We’ve experienced a sort of enforced hiatus | Read More »
As thousands gathered last week for the Republican National Convention and will this week for the Democratic National Convention, another major story goes largely unreported right outside the convention doors. As is the case with other large events, sex trafficking will spike in the convention cities and local efforts to fight the problem may partially be in vain.
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Mitt Romney’s speech at the Republican convention, the central bankers conference in Jackson Hole and what to expect from Ben Bernanke. We’re brought to you by Stephen Clouse and Associates and The Heritage Foundation’s Morning Bell. If you’d like to email us, you can do so at bjackson[at]coffeeandmarkets.com. | Read More »
Tonight is the final night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Some big names to watch for include the Mystery Speaker™ and of course, Mitt Romney. Please find the live feed below. Consider this an Open Thread.
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Andrew Malcolm to discuss the Republican convention so far, Paul Ryan’s speech, and Andrew’s guess for tonight’s mystery speaker.
Yesterday marked the official start of the 40th Republican National Convention and after two years of planning, the setup shows the thoughtfulness of the design. The convention welcomed us with the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the speakers and performers before they take the grand stage of the “Convention Without Walls.” We started our tour going through the back entrance… Then on to | Read More »
Actor Jon Voight drew a crowd today at the Republican Convention in Tampa. Among the many questions he answered was the following (ht RevealingPolitics). . Voight answers the question of whether President Obama is a Marxist: “Well his father was a marxist. Of course he was influenced by his mother who led him toward his father’s Marxism, yes! His mentor as a child who was | Read More »
I’ve been talking to some of the older delegates who have been around for a while. They have a theory that only people who’ve been in politics at this level for a very long time could come up with.Back in 1992, John Sununu had been pushed out of the White House as Chief of Staff, but was still a committed partisan for George H. W. | Read More »
The below video is a “conversation” between an interviewer with Revealing Politics and a very angry bandanna. Bandanna says “choice A” and “choice B”, presumably the Republicans and Democrats, are fighting for the same things and “lying openly to the American people”. He cites the constitution to express his belief that the whole system should be abolished and replaced, which is not really surprising, | Read More »
Today marks the beginning of the end of Campaign 2012. This week, here in Tampa, Republicans will go through a well scripted event designed to make Mitt Romney their nominee. Democrats will reciprocate next week in Charlotte, NC.The GOP’s convention almost became unscripted with a heavy handed move designed to ensure a coronation and shut out the grassroots from nomination fights. According to press reports, | Read More »
In an interview for Revealing Politics today, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was asked, among other things, if the party’s position on Akin would eventually change if Akin refused to step out of the race: . The question is: “If he stays in, is your position eventually going to change? Are you going to have to support him? The Chairman replies “No, no. No. He could | Read More »