Tag Archives: women

Weighing In

Warning: by the nature of the subject matter of today’s article it stretches the PG rating.

I guess it is high time that I weighed in on the hot social topic of the last few weeks: sexual misconduct. Let’s explore. Continue reading Weighing In

The Path Forward – Part Five

OK, I’m finally recovered from the shock. One of the gnawing questions haunting me since the early morning of November 9, 2016 is: “Where the hell do we go from here?” The reality that Donald Trump was going to be the 45th President of the United States had sunk in and as I fought to suppressed the nausea my coaching instincts kicked in. The game goes on no matter how outrageous the call or break is. Unless the world ends (and then it won’t matter) there will be another election and the surest way to lose it is to remain mentally buried in the last one. To that end I decided to discover the perfect 2020 Democratic presidential candidate – she doesn’t exist. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Path Forward – Part Five

A Path Forward – Part Two

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

No Room For Women

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

The Endorsement Of Catherine Cortez Mastro

Democrats in the Intermountain West tend to be a bit more conservative than many of their East or West Coast brethren. In large part that is because they reflect the mindset and values of their neighbors. While at its root America is one big mostly homogenous country there are a few issues that are high on the priority list in the West that simply aren’t at the front of people’s minds in the rest of the country. That is why it is difficult to find an electable progressive in that region. Today I want to speak of an exception to that “rule”: Catherine Cortez Mastro. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Catherine Cortez Mastro