Tagged: donald trump

No soaring platitudes in this acceptance speech.

  Warm and fuzzy it was not. Donald Trump spent most of the 5,143 words in his Republican nomination acceptance speech telling us how much trouble we’re in and who got us here. “Our convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation. The attacks on our police, and...

Dick Morris knows Hillary as well as anyone.

Former communications director for Pres. Bill Clinton George Stephanopoulos has said, “Over the course of the first nine months of 1995, no single person had more power over the president.” He was speaking about Dick Morris. Today, Morris is an outspoken critic of Hillary Clinton. He joined us on Radio Row...

Former congressman Rick Lazio knows about running against Hillary.

Rick Lazio served four terms in the U.S. House from New York’s 2nd Congressional District. In 2000, he ran against Hillary Clinton in her first senate election, stepping in late for former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani, who withdrew to undergo treatment for prostate cancer. Lazio started the campaign 20 points...

A most unlikely event.

Last June, the political and pundit class was busy dismissing the just-announced Republican presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. Some said it was a stunt. Some said it was to advance his reality TV career. Few took it seriously. Then all summer and into the fall leading up to primary season,...

Bad week for the world. Good week for Trump.

In an election year, everything that happens is political. And so much is happening. It is the perverse nature of politics that a bad week for the world and for the country can be a good week for a political candidate. In that sad regard, Donald Trump has had a...

So who will it be?

It is conventional wisdom in presidential campaigns that whomever the nominee picks as his or her running mate in the end has little real impact on the outcome of the election. But this is anything but a conventional presidential campaign and Donald Trump is anything but a conventional nominee. Thus...

Events. Again.

As we noted in this space in March, events will play a key role in the 2016 presidential election and this political season, there is no shortage of events. Two come immediately to mind. Since our last post, the citizens of the United Kingdom have shaken the financial and political...

Is Trump ready to run a general election campaign?

Let’s decide together to mark this day or our calendars so that we might refer back on Wednesday, November 9 – the morning after election day. When we convene again that morning, we will know for certain whether the Donald Trump campaign successfully made the pivot from the primaries to...

Which convention is it that’s going to be chaotic?

Hillary Clinton eked out a victory in the Kentucky Democratic primary yesterday, winning by a scant 1,900 votes out of more than 454,000 cast and, in so doing, avoiding the embarrassment of going 0 for May against Bernie Sanders. Kentucky you may recall is a state in which Mrs. Clinton...

The pundits have missed it at every turn.

Undaunted by actual events having time and again put the lie to their predictions, the pundit class is now saying that Donald Trump cannot beat Hillary Clinton. The polls tell the story, they say. Hillary is up on Trump by double digits. Then, Quinnipiac comes out with polls in the...