Interview: Zogby Talks about getting 2016 right

  While most ‘experts’ were cleaning egg off their faces, John Zogbycemented his credibility as the real McCoy. He did not throw in the towel for Trump, recognizing that the race was much closer than conventional wisdom let on. His biography at The Huffington Post describes him as the”former president and CEO of Zogby International, remains by all…

Clinton, Trump and the Battle for Authenticity

Like beauty, pornography, and soul, it is hard to define authenticity. As Supreme Court Justice Byron White noted, “you just know it when you see it”. But it is the sine qua non for any successful presidential candidate. Americans demand a President they can relate to and, even more importantly, one who can relate to…

Clinton and Trump: How Not To Win a Majority

As I write this column, the presidential race is pretty much tied. Both candidates are stuck somewhere between the high 30s and low forties in national polls and, contrary to the views of some pundits, the states do not produce a clear winner just yet either. Yes, indeed, Hillary Clinton now “leads” in several battleground…

Arizona and Florida Primaries: Is the Insurgency Over?

Tuesday, August 30, was a very big day for the Establishment in both political parties. Four hotly contested races left the insurgencies in both parties reeling as well-known, experienced, well-financed candidates drubbed their opponents. In Florida, Senator Marco Rubio easily defeated a challenge from homebuilder Carlos Beruff who sank more than $8 million of his…

Beware of High Profile Endorsements in 2016

As I am posting this on Forbes, word is out that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will endorse Hillary Clinton for President very soon. Under normal circumstances, this would be very significant for the former Secretary of State. Clinton is about to be nominated but is in a very tight race with Donald…