Tag Archives: DNC

A Program Building Win

There are more similarities between politics and athletics than someone who hasn’t been involved in both would realize. A primary objective in both is to win. I believe in an old political axiom that the first obligation of a politician is to win because if you don’t you can’t do yourself, your Party or your cause(s) any good. The old coach in me knows that winning programs are built. Let’s explore the juxtaposition. Continue reading A Program Building Win

A Party Without A Face

Who is the current face of the Democratic Party? I can’t answer that question with a single name and neither can anyone else it appears. That may not be such a bad thing after all. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Party Without A Face

Living In A Faster America

I’m well into my sixth decade of life in America. Unlike some of my contemporaries I don’t long for the good old days because I realize they weren’t really all that good. I like things like better air to breath, better water to drink, the ability to live life free from the fear of many diseases and a plethora of modern conveniences (like the device you are reading this article on). Simply put America is a great country! In the old days when we saw something that surprised us we would usually sum up the experience with words along the lines of: If you live long enough you will see everything. I remember Nixon resigning from the presidency under impending House impeachment and Senate conviction and thought it was a once in a lifetime experience. Today things seem to be moving faster and perhaps the new “axiom” is: If you live long enough you will see everything twice. Let’s explore.       Continue reading Living In A Faster America

War

There are a plethora of quotes about fighting the last war. Often military strategies are criticized because they are based on defeating an enemy that existed in a past conflict without making adequate provisions for new developments which essentially change the opponent rendering the old strategy obsolete. That may well apply today and even worse. Let’s explore. Continue reading War

My First Look Back

The first 20 minutes after a close loss in sports are the mentally and emotionally the toughest. At the games conclusion comes the sickening realization that you lost. The initial human reaction is to blame the loss on others. Bad weather or a bad call by an official. Those who amass winning records over the long haul don’t do that; they look at the factors under their control. Let’s explore relating that to the 2016 election. Continue reading My First Look Back