Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

Why Did Republicans Go For Trump?

A question that comes up in political discussions is why Republican voters went for Trump. There are three main categories: Why did he win the primary? Why did he get so much institutional support as the nominee that he was … Continue reading

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Thursday Throwback: What was the point of the Veepstakes chase?

NBC has an article about the efforts of various news organizations to find out who Mitt Romney’s running mate would be before he announced that it was going to be Paul Ryan. They also described Paul Ryan’s efforts to mislead news … Continue reading

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Can Mayors Be Presidential?

There’s some speculation that mayors might seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Those mentioned include Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans, and Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles. After his keynote speech in 2012, there were similar conversations about San Antonio … Continue reading

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Senators and Vice-Presidents

Donald Trump’s selection of Mike Pence as his running mate shows an interesting difference between Republicans and Democrats. The Democrats will almost always pick Senators for Veep. Republicans are most apt to pick Governors, like Pence is now; leading members of the House … Continue reading

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Would Paul Ryan Be An Effective Presidential Candidate?

With the allegations against Chris Christie, the media thinks there’s a new frontrunner for the Republican party’s presidential nomination in 2016. According to Larry Sabato, it’s Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. According to Peter Beinart, it’s Rand Paul. According to the … Continue reading

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July 31 2013 Politics Round-Up

After the stories about how Hillary Clinton wants to cut ties with Huma Abedin due to her husband’s embarrassing mayoral campaign, the new piece about how they’re all worried about Abedin is politically more useful. She’s now taking a break from working … Continue reading

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Republicans After 2012

Rachel Maddow criticized Paul Ryan for acting as if he didn’t lose the 2012 election. And, even as they were “effectively running over Mr. Ryan’s budget,” as Maddow put it, the GOP’s plan was rejected. But now, Maddow noticed, Ryan … Continue reading

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The President Elected in 2016 will probably not be…

Yesterday, Taegan Goddard gave three reasons Marco Rubio is unlikely to be the Republican party’s presidential nominee. He’s probably right. As is anyone who makes a similar case against any other potential candidate. Christopher Bedford of the Daily Caller had a … Continue reading

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Why Elizabeth Warren may be a major presidential contender

Earlier, I considered the demographic strengths of Deval Patrick, and the possibility that he would be a top-tier contender in the 2016 Democratic primary. He may have some opposition from his home state’s new senator. If Hillary Clinton doesn’t run for President … Continue reading

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It’s been a good week for Jon Huntsman

The last week has been pretty damn bad for Mitt Romney, Scott Brown and David Petraeus. And as a result, it’s been a good few days for John Huntsman. Huntsman’s chances of becoming President remain in the single digits. But … Continue reading

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