Chris Christie: Mr. GOP Establishment, 2016?

David Corn, the prescient pundit at Mother Jones has dubbed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as the “GOP Establishment Candidate for 2016.” We love Mr. Corn and have no reason to doubt his instincts. And, yes. If the Republican Party has any hope of winning the White House in a battle against Hillary Clinton in three years, Gov.… [Read more]

Because It’s Never Too Early – Will Hillary Run in 2016?

Several days before the presidential election, I became overwhelmed by the negativity, from both sides, associated with the campaign and openly wished for it to simply be over.  Now, a week after the election, it appears that I am going through some type of withdrawal. Thus, in order to satiate my need for a presidential campaign fix, I feel compelled to engage in what seems to be every Democrat’s favorite post-election past-time:  speculating on whether Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016.… [Read more]

Falling off “horses” and landing on “bayonets.”

In the national anthem of the island of Margaritaville, Jimmy Buffett sang about a libation-fueled crawl including a “blew out my flip flop” mishap.  I think Mitt Romney owns a Bain-acquired flip-flop warehouse just to cover his blown footwear needs.  To cite my decades-long following of Caribbean troubadour Brother Jimmy again, teetotaling, decaf Mitt Romney “stepped on a [LOT] of pop-top[s].”  It’s  two weeks until Election Day.… [Read more]

McR-money’s Navy

So Romney the Latter-Day Chicken Hawk tells a campaign stop at the Virginia Military Institute, a state -owned military-themed school in the Commonwealth of Virginia, about his naval ship build-a-thon binge.  For a Romney scarce on specifics, here’s a detail we can’t afford.

Forty-odd years ago, there was the comically bumbling and mercurial Capt. Binghampton in McHale’s Navy, whose sole rank qualification was yacht club membership.… [Read more]

Tough Birds

Ann Romney still hasn’t figured out that a national political campaign isn’t her childhood country club ladies tea. It certainly isn’t the megatither Mormon bishop missus’ expected deferential gentility schtick, either. Was Ann the “Stay-at-home-Mom (*maids & nannies)” expecting ring-kissing?  I do realize we usually battle the candidate and not the spouse, but when the candidate’s wifey is out doing the swinging and being a principal surrogate, she becomes a “player.”

This is national politics.… [Read more]

A Friendly But Honest Reminder

I know, I know – I hate to bust everyone’s groove during Democratic National Committee week, but it’s time to get serious and, as the old adage goes, there is no better time than the present.

With CNN reporting a deadlock between President Obama and Mitt Romney the same week of the DNC convention, the presidential election has evolved from a struggle between good and evil to the grateful versus the forgotten. … [Read more]

Where’s the Republican Love?

The quadrennial GOP convention is underway in Tampa, but there is a billboard  welcoming the Party of No’s delegates to a Tampa where, inconveniently, the Mayor and city council are all Democrats. The Tampa Bay Times Forum, where Republicans want to bray about the President’s stimulus and “you didn’t build that” in, was built in 1996, mostly using public funds.… [Read more]

Michele Bachmann, Bubble Head

Just over a week ago, Michele Bachmann was interviewed by Piers Morgan of CNN and, though Mitt Romney hasn’t yet chosen a running mate, Bachmann effectively ruled herself out when she said,

“Whoever it is that he chooses to bring in as his V.P., it will be a highly competent person who could step in at a moment’s notice and assume the responsibilities of the White House.”

Well, she ruled herself out even though Mitt Romney hasn’t yet asked her.… [Read more]

Come On Kids, Piece America Together

Have you ever watched a group of children try and solve puzzles?

Some children dive right in, grab the pieces and start shoving and pushing them together.  They focus on three or four pieces, trying to find the right way to connect the elements as they go along. The problem to solve is in the forefront of the situation.… [Read more]

The Third Party Candidate: What Does He Make Me?

This November when Americans go to the polls to cast their vote, they will have three presidential candidates on the ballot; Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and Gary Johnson.

A few days ago Johnson, a member of the Libertarian party, was on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  Like many Americans, I had no idea who Johnson was.… [Read more]