A newspaper publisher friend of mine often tells the story of a mentor of his who liked to say that, “The good old days weren’t really that good after all.” In reality they simply are not coming back. A lot of Trump voters and still (for the time being anyway) Trump supporters would be wise to heed those words. Let’s explore. Continue reading Nostalgic Nitwits
Demographics are an interesting factor in elections. Good campaign managers spend hours studying the cross tabs in polls trying to discover patterns of voter behavior. While we all belong to several different demographics, as you begin to slice and dice the electorate the largest single demographic is women. The Trump campaign, and by extension the Republican Party seems to be doing everything possible to alienate them. Let’s explore. Continue reading No Room For Women
A question that has to keep reoccurring to an observer of the 2016 presidential race is: Is Donald Trump a racist? In my mind the answer is not simple and clear cut; let’s explore. Continue reading Is Donald Trump A Racist?
I met John McNeil this past January as he was just beginning his run for the House of Representatives. At that point it was in North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District. Due to a subsequent court ruling that the Republicans in Raleigh had unconstitutionally redrawn the districts in 2011 he and I now find ourselves in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. Long story short: John won his primary and ends up facing Republican incumbent “Sleeping” George Holding in the general election anyway. Continue reading The Endorsement Of John McNeil
I’ve known for days I was going to write this article. I was in a fill in the blank situation. Friday Donald Trump (it seems with some regret) filled in the blank. What surprises me is the spin I’m taking in penning this. Continue reading No Show If No Self-respect