Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

Partisanship And Popularity

President Trump’s numbers seem omnipresent. They average in the mid-thirties. To most observers and when judged by history they are low. Considering that he was a minority President to start and his abysmal job performance, I find it surprising that they are actually that high. To a Republican elected official they present a bigger challenge than appears on the surface. Let’s explore. Continue reading Partisanship And Popularity

A Path Forward – Part Seven

I’m guilty. In this case I really do not matter. Most Democrats including many key players in the 2016 Clinton campaign are also guilty and that ended up being a big deal. The crime: Not taking your opponent’s chance of winning seriously enough. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Path Forward – Part Seven

Another Curse of Reagan

Like so much that is wrong with present day America Grover Norquist got his start under Ronald Reagan. In his February 2012 speech to CPAC he outlined what he thought the qualifications to be the Republican presidential nominee should be. It’s scary but the Republicans may have finally achieved their goal. Let’s explore. Continue reading Another Curse of Reagan

As Planes, Trains, And Automobiles Left Town

In order to put today’s article and title into context I will have to digress into a brief explanation for the benefit of my foreign readers. Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. The next day is known as Black Friday and is a huge shopping day that has morphed into a semi-holiday of its own. Many employers simply grant it as a day off and countless Americans take the day off via other methods. Those with flexible jobs tend to skip out sometime after (or in conjunction with) lunch on Wednesday so for many Americans last week was a half week of work. Thanksgiving is one of the few times that far flung families gather in a single place (usually mom’s house) therefore the traveling starts about noon on Wednesday. In politics if you want something to receive minimal coverage you announce it on a Friday afternoon since many of the senior news staff have already filed their stories and folded their tents for the weekend (often including getting out of town for a weekend getaway). That exodus is only compounded by a holiday and it started Wednesday last week. Therefore I expected a controversial announcement from the Trump transition team on Wednesday afternoon and they didn’t disappoint me!   Continue reading As Planes, Trains, And Automobiles Left Town

My Final Appeal

If you live in a state that has early voting and you already voted; thank you! If you haven’t voted this is particularly for you. If you already voted please continue reading; today’s article may provide you with a compelling argument to convince someone else to show up at the polls tomorrow. Continue reading My Final Appeal