The FBI’s Gift to the GOP

FBI Director James Comey said it best today when he declared that no respectable prosecutor would have filed criminal charges against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for allegedly mishandling classified and/or sensitive emails from her private server. To me the real issue was never about illegality. From the beginning the actual message that emerged…

New Book By Pollster John Zogby Defines America’s Tribes Seven Years of Survey Research Leads to New Understanding of Who Americans Really Are

Pollster and author John Zogby announced today the publication of his fourth book, We Are Many, We Are One: Neo-Tribes and Tribal Analytics in 21st Century America. The book is self-published, as was his 2013 book First Globals: Understanding, Managing, and Unleashing the Potential of Our Millennial Generation. “In addition to generating a lot interest…

After Brexit Vote, Clinton Should Be Scared

Odds are strong that Hillary Clinton will be the 45th President of the United States. Odds were even stronger that voters in the United Kingdom would choose to stay in the European Union. The Brexit vote this past week was not even close and once again this year the pundits and elites have been dead…

Paul Ryan Ties for Dumb Quote of the Week

So Speaker Paul Ryan still endorses GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump only 48 hours after condemning Trump for his dumb remark about the “Mexican” judge who his presiding over a lawsuit against him. Ryan is a good man and always looks like he is sitting on a powder keg. The reason is simple: he…

Don’t Dismiss Gary Johnson

I know that third parties have never done particularly well in our Presidential elections. Former President Theodore Roosevelt won 27% of the vote in 1912  and received 88 electoral votes. In 1968, George Wallace received 13% of the vote and won 45 southern state electoral votes.And Ross Perot, after leading in early 1992 then dropping out…

On Trump and Ryan

Add Paul Ryan to the list of Republicans refusing to jump on the Donald Trump bandwagon. Today the Speaker of the House said he was “not ready” to endorse the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee. He “would like to” but Ryan needed to see more. Trump, of course, shot back. He’s not ready to “support Ryan’s…

The GOP Has Dealt With Demagoguery Before

Like a lot of other folks I have spent the past few months saying that I have never heard of (let alone experienced) anything quite like the presidential campaign of 2016. Setting aside the powerful insurgency of a 74 year old socialist in the Democratic primaries, the “ain’t never been here before” reference is all…