Tag: Trump

The Trump Titanic?

Here’s the ideal political world: each candidate, out of sincere love of country and its people, rises above pettiness, lays aside ego, bases a campaign on issues, treats opponents with respect, and does his/her best to be a statesman for the good of all and not merely a politician out for personal glory. That’s the ideal political world. This is what we see instead: Also in an ideal political world, the media would be careful to present each candidate fairly,… Read more »

Republican Primaries Going Forward

Ted Cruz’s victory in Wisconsin last night was by 13% over Donald Trump, a gap no poll predicted would be so wide. Cruz has a tendency to outperform the polls, and it showed again in this primary. John Kasich was an also-ran—again. Cruz won 36 of the state’s 42 delegates. This was a state that many had called “perfect” for Trump. That was a premature call. Over the past couple of weeks, Cruz has won Utah with 69% of the… Read more »

Let Fox Be Fox Once Again

Today’s post will be tinged with sadness—sadness over some loss of trust in what was, and still can be, the best news organization in the nation. Two decades ago, I received my news primarily through CNN and MSNBC. Fox was not yet on my cable system. Both CNN and MSNBC leaned left, but there were enough sensible people, at least a hint of balance, that I could reasonably watch them. I was delighted when Fox News finally became a staple… Read more »

Cruz & Trump: The Obvious Contrast

I sincerely hope tomorrow’s blog can be on a different topic, but since there was a townhall last night on CNN, I feel I must make a few comments on that. It was a three-hour event with the first hour a Q&A with Ted Cruz, the second with Donald Trump, and the third with John Kasich. I watched the first two hours, frankly because I considered the Kasich hour to be unnecessary. I don’t mean that as anything mean-spirited, but… Read more »

Trump in the Gutter

This past week, the Trump campaign, and the candidate himself, hit new lows morally. It all began with an anti-Trump Super Pac running an ad (I understand it was primarily on Facebook) with a revealing photo of his current wife, asking voters if this is really what they want in a First Lady. Let’s be clear about one thing: Trump has never minded showing off his various wives in any manner of dress or undress. This photo was already out… Read more »

Arizona & Utah: Significance?

I had to go to bed last night before any results came in from the Utah caucuses. I awoke this morning to an incomplete accounting of those results, but Cruz has won in a blowout, currently at 69% of the vote, while Trump came in slightly behind Kasich at only 14%. Cruz gets all 40 Utah delegates. Arizona went for Trump, but once again, despite all the talk of a race being “over,” he was unable to break the 50%… Read more »

Establishment: What Does It Mean?

The media keeps throwing around the word “establishment.” In the almost-immortal words of The Princess Bride, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” What is the Republican establishment, and once we have identified it, does it really hate Donald Trump? The problem is that the Republican party is particularly divided right now, and analysts keep insisting on confusing different groups who have different concerns. They insist the “establishment” is trying to… Read more »