KTBB: Decision 2016

The peasants speak.

In a stunning repudiation of the so-called political establishment, a 70-year old real estate billionaire tycoon turned reality TV star with exactly no prior experience in politics concluded his first-ever political campaign by winning the highest political office in the world last night. It is nothing less than seismic. Late...

No one knows anything.

No one knows anything. Since February, when it began appearing that the top of the card would feature Clinton vs. Trump, I have been saying that no one knows anything. The metrics that have been used successfully to handicap previous presidential elections don’t work this time. There is too much...

The campaign and the grocery money.

Either the race is already over or it’s not. The answer depends on how much faith you have in polls – particularly in this most unusual of presidential election years. If you have faith in the polls – and as of now based on experience in 2012 and 2008 there...

Trump is down. But it’s not quite over.

If the polls are to be believed, Hillary Clinton has the race all but sewn up. The Real Clear Politics average of polls shows her with a seven percentage point advantage over Donald Trump nationally. A relentless assault by the Clinton campaign and by the media on Trump’s sexual past...

Is it over?

Is Trump finished? Certainly any prior Republican candidate would be. A Bill Clinton can be accused of sexual assault and still get elected president. But that’s because Democrats have an easier time in the media. A Republican, on the other hand, can expect to be hounded for any transgression no...

Pence shows the way.

Indiana governor and Republican VP candidate Mike Pence put band aids on the self-inflicted wounds of the Trump campaign last night during the one and only vice presidential debate. Seated at the same table as Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine, Pence was cool and articulate in the face of a...

Trump v. Holt

An estimated 84 million people tuned in Monday for the debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. That number sets the high water mark for televised presidential debates. With national polls showing the race to be a statistical tie, and with big polling leads for Hillary Clinton in key states...

Hillary’s late season challenge.

Performances late in the season tend to be decisive. Texas Rangers fans remember September of 2012. Going in to the month, the Rangers led the division and it seemed that they had a real shot at a third consecutive World Series. But their lead evaporated and it came down to...

Sick and deplorable.

Exactly three weeks ago in this space we had the grave diggers turning the earth in preparation for the burial of the Donald Trump campaign. Gross missteps by Trump coming out of the conventions, made worse by a national media that is openly in the tank for Hillary Clinton, were...

Running out the clock.

Hillary’s email troubles refuse to go away. This week, the State Department announced that about 30 emails that may be related to the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya are among the many thousands of emails recovered by the FBI from Mrs. Clinton’s private...