Category: Campaigns

A Tribute to Kate OBeirne

In 1985 I was an over-confident young man who was trying to make a name for himself in conservative politics.  Having graduated college the year before, I assumed that someone in Washington would instantly hire me to help implement President Reagan’s takeover of the world. Well, as it turns out, the only job I could […]

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My Friend Mark Stephens

This is not a eulogy or an attempt to capture Mark Stephens in writing; that would be an impossible task. It’s merely an effort to explain why I loved him so much. Much was lost on August 11, 2016 when Mark Stephens went to be with the Lord. Of course we like to say that […]

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Wisconsin Waterloo? Why Donald Trump Needs To Win The Badger State

Polling indicates Donald Trump is losing altitude in the Wisconsin primary and that may be more than just a one-state problem for the current front-runner. As you watch the returns this Tuesday, pay close attention to the geographic distribution of the race. Donald Trump can barely handle losing Wisconsin – and he simply cannot afford […]

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Is Cruz crazy? Or just trying to pick his opponent? Do the math.

Of the many insults hurled at Sen. Ted Cruz, he has perhaps never been accused of acting contrary to his self-interest. So why is Cruz spending money in Florida, a state he knows he cannot win? Cruz’s broadside against fellow Sen. Marco Rubio in the latter’s home state, a state where all of the 99 […]

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Let All 16 Candidates Debate

THE GOP, TRYING TO AVOID A 2012 REPEAT, IS INVITING TROUBLE BY NOT SHOWING OFF ITS DEEP 2016 FIELD. What happens when you try to rerun the last election? Answer: You lose. That’s precisely what the Republican National Committee is setting itself up to do with its presidential debate gambit. The RNC, in league with […]

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The Four C’s of Election Prognosticating

The fragmentation of political news sources has created a cottage industry of election forecasting. On any given day, Twitter is full of posts from employees of legitimate news organizations pontificating about what might happen in the 2016, 2018 or even 2020 elections – and to a person, they all have come to rely on exactly […]

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