Monthly Archive: March 2016

Events, dear boy. Events.

There is a story, perhaps apocryphal, about former British prime minister Harold Macmillan. As the story goes, shortly after his election he was asked by a journalist what could blow his agenda off the rails. As legend has it Macmillan replied, “Events, dear boy. Events.” So it is with the...

So long, Marco.

So now we say goodbye to Marco Rubio. Early predictions and early hopes about this very talented candidate proved overly optimistic. The coroners who autopsy failed political campaigns will point to multiple pathologies – failure to read the angry mood of the electorate and an over-reliance on personal narrative as...

GOP voters are talking. Are party leaders listening?

Since the first of March, Republican voters have sent the party a message that the party apparently does not want to hear. More than two out of three GOP voters in 19 states have chosen someone other than a candidate that would be acceptable to the party elite. Donald Trump...

The GOP at a crossroads.

With Super Tuesday behind us, Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee both find themselves at a crossroads. The unlikely candidate who has defied all conventional wisdom must decide if he’s going to continue sticking his thumb in the eye of the Republican leadership — the so called “establishment.” The...