Tag Archives: John Kasich

Ten Is Not Enough

I thought the circus would start in earnest on August 6th when the Republican’s held their first debate of the 2016 Presidential season in Cleveland, Ohio.  I was wrong.  It has already started. 

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They’re Biting

Hillary Clinton has the luxury of being a runaway favorite for the 2016 Democratic Presidential nomination.  On the Republican side there is currently a crowded field, (and if you believe the polls), with no clear frontrunner.  Theoretically that gives each … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: John Kasich And Scott Walker

The main reasons I lumped John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin together are that neither can win the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination, both are mid-western governors from the Rat Pack class of 2010, and both will be … Continue reading

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2016 Republicans: Rob Portman

When evaluating Presidential contenders there are always three questions to be answered: Will they run? Can they win? And what about the Veep slot?  Today we look at Ohio Senator Rob Portman and he has already answered the first two … Continue reading

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Opening Day 2014

Even as I have reached senior citizen status in the eyes of many, when Opening Day of baseball season arrives I’m still a little boy at heart.  At 4:10pm today my favorite team, the Tampa Bay Rays, host the Toronto … Continue reading

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A Personal Primary

How would you like to have your own personal 2016 Presidential primary?  Apparently if you donated something north of $90 million in 2012 it will happen.  Just ask casino magnet Sheldon Adelson who is holding what Republican operatives are calling … Continue reading

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A Largely Ignored Battlefield (By The Left)

One of the reasons for the Republican Party’s success is that they pay attention to races and positions that Democrats tend to ignore.  This takes many forms and I would like to briefly explore one of them today – the … Continue reading

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Same Rotten Eggs – More Baskets

Ohio is generally considered the bellwether state in national politics.  Based on 2008 and 2012, I might argue that Virginia has replaced it, but nonetheless it is certainly a major indicator and prize in the swing state sweepstakes.  Back in … Continue reading

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The RINO Test

The radical Tea Party wing which has taken over the Republican Party has been applying purity tests to public officials lately.  If they do not comply with each and every Tea Party wish they are labeled RINO’s, (Republicans in name … Continue reading

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Imperfect 10

Monday the news came out of North Dakota that U. S. District Judge Daniel Houland issued a preliminary injunction preventing North Dakota’s new anti-choice law from going into effect.  This was not a surprise.  By my count, North Dakota is … Continue reading

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