The Polls Were Okay, the Pundits Stunk

Some of the best known talking heads fell on their faces all through the election, including Election Night. How could Donald Trump be winning when the polls showed beyond a reasonable doubt that Hillary Clinton was marching nonstop to the White House? First, the polls were not so bad after all. Aside from the usual…

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The Wrong Woman at the Wrong Time

Time for some straight talk. This election was not a repudiation of the status quo or a rejection of Barack Obama’s “third term”. On the contrary, of those 140 million voters yesterday, 54% gave President Obama a positive job approval rating and more (31%) said they were doing better financially than said they were doing…

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Is Winning Always Better Than Losing?

I am going to cut the suspense and flat out answer the question. Sometimes winning is worse. As for example, this presidential election. Let’s start with Hillary Clinton. Her campaign theme is “Stronger Together” but her campaign shows that she still has 60% of the voters who have an unfavorable opinion of her (2 points…

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FBI Reopening Investigation Is Very Big

FBI Director James Comey’s decision to notify Congressional leaders of the reopening of the Hillary Clinton email investigation is a huge story and could prove to be the October surprise folks have been wondering about. Of course, it might turn out to be something that fizzles out or it could even be overshadowed by another…

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What the Polls May Really Be Telling Us

There are lots of political polls out there this year and there seems to be something for everyone. Hillary Clinton’s team seizes every opportunity to taut the polls – almost all of which show her leading nationally and in key battleground states – as proof of an inevitable victory, possibly even a large mandate to…

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Where the Race Stands Today

With only about three weeks to go before our long national nightmare is over, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by an average of about 5 points in the major national polls. The last five polls that have been published have something for everyone to hang on to: NBC/Wall Street Journal shows Clinton with an 11…

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Donald Trump Lives: Reactions From The Second Debate

In Sunday night’s debate, Donald Trump entered as a universally recognized dead candidate. How could anyone survive such self-inflicted wounds? He was coming off of a terrible debate performance focused more on defending how wealthy he really was rather than expounding on pressing issues. His performance featured a gratuitously stupid challenge to a former Miss Universe. And…

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