Tag Archives: John Kasich

A Solid Choice

In my heart I’d have loved to have seen Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders as Hillary Clinton’s choice for a running mate. Despite press hype and the hopes of millions of progressives neither ever had much of a chance of happening. Among a plethora of other things I will not discuss today neither is the number two type. My personal third choice was Sherrod Brown. That was the best chance of getting a more progressive running mate for Hillary but it was killed by the facts that Republican John Kasich is the popular Governor of Ohio and it would put Brown’s Senate seat at risk. Continue reading A Solid Choice

Torn Between Two Loyalties

A lot of political observers, commentators and pundits ate crow Tuesday night. I was among them. The 2016 Republican National Convention made it official Tuesday night in Cleveland. Donald Trump is their nominee for the office of President of the United States. Continue reading Torn Between Two Loyalties

Rated R – Brandywine Funds

One of the latest names to burst on to the political scene is Foster Friess. He is the chief financial backer of Rick Santorum’s campaign. Although he has recently hit the radar screen he is by no means a newcomer to the political money game. He seems to be enjoying his fifteen minutes of fame. I want my readers to start making him pay the price for it. Continue reading Rated R – Brandywine Funds

And That Was Before The “Main Event”

The 2016 Republican Convention will certainly provide me with more material than I can possibly cover. This article is being written early Tuesday morning and only covers the events up to Monday’s dinner break. Continue reading And That Was Before The “Main Event”

The Endorsement Of Ted Strickland

The final lineups are far from submitted for the 2016 November elections but some things are starting to look clearer. The top of the Republican ticket is very likely to be occupied by a radical. Currently Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, (in that order), are the favorites. That means the Democrats will look a lot more acceptable to many voters and they will start “checking the D box” at the top of their ballot. I am not among the optimists that feel the House will be in play but the Democrats certainly have an outstanding chance of taking back the Senate. That means that progressives have to rally behind electable and acceptable Democratic Senate candidates even if they are a little more moderate than we would prefer. Ohio’s Ted Strickland is one of these candidates and a Democratic victory in Ohio would almost certain portend a great evening for the Party. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Ted Strickland