Tag Archives: John Kasich

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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The Sweetest Of The Sixteen Spots

Tuesday Ohio Governor John Kasich officially declared his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.  His entry brings the field of “name” contenders to 16.  As an old basketball coach that was simply too much temptation and I am compelled … Continue reading

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There Goes The Oxygen

Earned media (a/k/a free press) is important to any campaign.  With Fox News arbitrarily imposing a “standing ten count” for its August 6th debate it is a matter of political life and death for five of the fifteen declared Republican … Continue reading

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What A Week And More To Come

  Last week was a political news week where a lot happened and much of it is still pending. Instead of focusing on one story I decided to briefly comment on several.  Some of these events are so fast moving … Continue reading

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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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