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
Please Note: The following is a work of political fiction. Like most good fiction there is an element of truth in it or it wouldn’t be believable. I’m not exactly on the Trump campaign’s speed dial so everything here is a guess. It was written in late August to accommodate my traveling so in a Hail Marry move Trump may have already announced some senior level appointments he would make by the time you read this. Enjoy! Continue reading What A Trump Administration Might Look Like
Predicting what Donald Trump will do or what its effect will be has proven to be the most dangerous thing anyone can do in this cycle. All that said I’m going out on a limb. With the most recent staffing moves in the Trump campaign I’m predicting it will be hard right to the finish. While I won’t completely rule it out, I think it is less likely than ever that Trump will drop out before November. I think he will finish the race and lose in an Electoral College landslide that will set the Republican Party even further back as a national Party. Continue reading Hard Starboard!
For some time now I have been predicting the death of the Tea Party. It hasn’t happened yet. Perhaps it is wishful thinking on my part. It certainly could be patriotism! 2016 has been a strange political cycle to say the least. Drawing conclusions from it is only slightly less dangerous than running through a minefield. However, looking at some results from Kansas on Tuesday night I think I may have detected a pattern. Let’s explore. Continue reading Is The Tea Party End Near?
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