Message to the Media: Electing a President Is Not Boxing

rubioThe debate post-mortem media analyses are filled with columns on who won and who lost. But rather than see the debate as an opportunity to get a measure of the candidate’s judgment, temperament, and approach to complex issues, we read instead about who “savaged” whom, which candidate “rattled” the other, who threw the most “punches” and who got the best “hit” on the other guy.

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The GOP “No Win” Strategy

gop What can they do?  They will rely on independent PACs, thanks to the Supreme Court, and field independently wealthy candidates to overwhelm Republican moderates and Democratic candidates. It is a path to gridlock…which is exactly their goal. Continue reading The GOP “No Win” Strategy

What Would Mitt Do?

Repeal of the Obama reforms will be a return to a fiscally untenable status quo. There will be a continuing need to do something to constrain health spending, particularly at the government level which makes it appropriate to speculate on what Mitt would do. Continue reading What Would Mitt Do?