Tag Archives: Iowa Caucus

Stay The Course Joe

Last weekend the “news” broke that Vice President Joe Biden might be considering a late entry into the race for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination.  I don’t have any definitive answers or inside information but I do have some observations … Continue reading

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Walking Around (The Issues) Money

Too many American believe all politicians are liars.  That is simply not the case.  I will concede that most are selective in what they point out; only saying things that tend to reinforce their points.  Unfortunately there is a plentiful … Continue reading

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Hanging In There

It hasn’t started yet, but it will: Is Jeb Bush in trouble?  The answer is no.  He is doing fine at this point in the contest.

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The Vanishing Rand?

There is a tradition in American news of releasing information that you would like buried on a Friday afternoon.  The theory is that most of the news media already has the majority of their weekend news “in the can”, many … Continue reading

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Nobody Came

What if you held a party an nobody came?  That is the dilemma the Iowa Republican Party found themselves in.  Friday my BlackBerry buzzed with the news that they cancelled the party.     

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White Knight By Default?

I saw an editorial cartoon yesterday morning the caption of which said: “Three out of four Republicans are running for President.”  Thankfully that is an exaggeration but, granted poetic license, not that much of one. 

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Bernie For The Win?

Tuesday morning I watched a national reporter in the unenviable position of trying to hype Bernie Sanders’ candidacy for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination.  He displayed an appropriate level of enthusiasm, (he, like me, is a Bernie fan), listed several … Continue reading

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Good Policy And Good Political Strategy

Hillary Clinton visited Nevada on Tuesday and made some progressive statements on immigration.  She was actually slightly to the left of President Obama which made a lot of Democrats happy.  The Republican operatives immediately charged that it was a political … Continue reading

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Hogs Get Slaughtered

There is an old saying that says, “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered.”  That may be the inscription on the tombstone to Chris Christie’s political career. A lot of details are yet to be filled in and events played out … Continue reading

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In Defense Of Iowa And New Hampshire

I’ve been following Presidential elections since 1960.  (Yes, I was a strange child.)  There are what I will call recycled issues that are brought up during each election with only slight variations.  Many of them will be explored here between … Continue reading

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