Tag Archives: John Kasich

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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What A Difference A State Makes

When you write about politics on a daily basis it is easy to be seduced into writing about races well in advance.  Despite that word of caution I want to speculate about a problem I see developing for the 2016 … Continue reading

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The Rat Pack Conference

We are in the midst of March Madness and the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball championship tournament has taken over a good part of Americans’ attention.  We spend considerable parts of weekends glued to television sets passionately involved in the fortunes of … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Bob McDonnell

Some politicians I just disagree with philosophically.  Some are so out of touch they are dangerous.  Virginia’s Republican Governor Bob McDonnell falls into that second category. 

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Rated R – Brandywine Funds

One of the latest names to burst on to the political scene is Foster Friess.  He is the chief financial backer of Rick Santorum’s campaign.  Although he has recently hit the radar screen he is by no means a newcomer … Continue reading

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