What First Lady Michelle Obama gave us was a gift, a way to imagine America differently, a reaffirmation of the American Dream drawn from the experience of those who should have every right to be bitter about it. And she transformed politics from a blood sport about our wants and needs and anger today into a sacred promise we hold with our children to shape their lives and their futures.
Much of the media coverage of the New York campaign presupposes that the winner of next month’s Democratic primary will be the city’s next mayor. The fact that the overwhelming majority of the nearly 5 million voters in the city are registered as Democrats is the basis for that conventional wisdom. But recent history suggests this conclusion may be more conventional than wisdom. Continue reading Is NYC Ready for a Democratic Mayor?
While there’s some truth to claims that money talks, it doesn’t necessarily trump. It is important to decode the message it is sending and acknowledge that candidates regularly outspend their opponents and lose elections by big margins. Continue reading If Political Money Talks, What’s it Saying?