Tag Archives: 2008 election

Cavalier Negative

Today is Election Day for the off year of 2017. The big race that everyone will be watching the results of tonight is the contest between Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie for the Governorship in Virginia. I’m home in North Carolina as I write this article having spent the vast majority of my recent trip in Northern Virginia. Let’s explore what I observed in the Old Dominion State where people cheer for the University of Virginia Cavaliers. Continue reading Cavalier Negative

Who’d A Thunk It?

I commence today’s article with a question and will conclude with an answer. The fact that today is Halloween only adds a bit of ironic humor to a long held hypothesis of mine which may well be coming true. Let’s explore. Continue reading Who’d A Thunk It?

A Deceptive Scoreboard?

If you look at the mythical political scoreboard in Washington the Republicans are in the lead and therefore appear to be winning. They control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives (by a wide margin). (For the sake of this “exercise” I won’t delve into the Supreme Court.) Not so fast. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Deceptive Scoreboard?

My President Is Pitifully Incompetent

No person has every talent necessary to run something as large and complex as the American federal government. Knowing your weaknesses and getting people on your staff that can plug those holes is a large part of being a competent manager. The technological advances that have come with the passage of time only exacerbated that challenge. President Trump and I are close in age and have a very similar education from world class management schools. When we were in school the laptop computer didn’t exist. As President he has the entire federal bureaucracy at his disposal. A competent manger would use that to his advantage. Donald Trump is incompetent. Let’s explore.       Continue reading My President Is Pitifully Incompetent

A Path Forward – Part Two

Today I want to continue discussing ways in which the Democratic Party’s approach to campaigning must change if they want to start winning in sufficient numbers again. As in yesterday’s posting, I want to concentrate on younger (18-39 year-olds) voters. Let’s continue. Continue reading A Path Forward – Part Two