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…

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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…

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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…

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