Posts Tagged ‘ Jeb Bush ’

The Great Debate

The Great Debate

Update: Brilliant pre-debate analysis by James Taranto.  Josh Marshall makes a salient point, re: Trump’s greatest handicap entering tonight’s debate. Personally, I tend to agree with Derb. Most voters will overlook an ignorance of policy details-see Aleppogate-if they have confidence in a candidate’s leadership abilities. That said, Trump does have to exhibit some minimal...
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Convention Theatrics (The Final Day of the RNC)

Convention Theatrics (The Final Day of the RNC)

The biggest news of the RNC thus far has been, without question, Ted Cruz’s magnanimous endorsement of Ted Cruz. It’s too early to predict whether using a national platform to demean the choice of 14 million Republican voters is a wise political strategy going forward, but one thing we can say is that it’s...
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Election 2016: Fault Lines

Election 2016: Fault Lines

While I’ve had to delay this post for obvious reasons, here are some of my thoughts on Donald Trump’s national security speech delivered in New Hampshire this past week. Although I’ve criticized Donald Trump’s deficiencies, re: prepared speeches, in the past, even while acknowledging the rhetorical brilliance of his extemporaneous remarks and verbal ripostes, I don’t think...
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Jeb’s Last Rodeo?

  Update: Post-caucus analysis by the BBC. As predicted, Jeb is out. Epic failure. Trump wins.  The returns are starting to roll in. Whether or not it’s simply a matter of wishful thinking on the part of Rubio supporters, the rumors of a Bush withdrawal continue to percolate. The fact that he’s been forced to...
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Post-New Hampshire Analysis

    Even though the political obituaries of the Clinton dynasty are already being written, it should be noted that due to the undemocratic nature of the Democratic Party primary process she is still ahead of her socialist opponent, Senator Sanders. So don’t expect Hillary to obligingly accept another unexpected defeat at the hands...
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Live Free or Die

Live Free or Die

  Update: According to CNN projections Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have emerged victorious from tonight’s primary. Notch one for the notoriously inaccurate polling industry!  We’ll see whether New Hampshire lives up to its state motto later tonight, although the pickings are rather slim in this regard. You can follow the undoubtedly dubious exit polling data...
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The Hawkeye State (Decision ’16)

The Hawkeye State (Decision ’16)

    Update: Senator Cruz has emerged victorious, with Donald Trump and Marco Rubio rounding out the top 3, while Hillary Clinton and her socialist opponent are virtually even with nearly all of the precincts counted.  The Guardian is tracking the Iowa vote as it comes in. Follow the county-by-county results here.  Breitbart is providing...
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The Road To The White House

The Road To The White House

I realize my thoughts on the upcoming presidential race have not been expressed too often on this site-despite the Iowa Caucuses being less than 2 weeks away-but I have written an essay about how I think the next few months will unfold.
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The Final GOP Debates

The Final GOP Debates

Update: You can find Roy Beck’s thoughts on last night’s encounter here. Of the year, that is. For those of you who weren’t able to watch the full 3 hour-long extravaganza, including the preliminary “kiddie” debate, I suggest skimming the fantastic coverage provided by Numbers USA on its Twitter account, which-as usual-got to the...
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Minnesota’s Merkel

Minnesota’s Merkel

Mark Dayton did his best impression of a pre-metrosexualized Merle Haggard this week, advising anyone who didn’t cotton to the impoverishment of the once great state of Minnesota to get the hell out!
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