It's on. Well, a counter-revolution on the Republican side, with the billionaire bully boy Donald Trump reasserting his authoritarian appeal over the...
I did not understand why immigration would be so important to Republicans in one of the states furthest from the U.S.-Mexico border and in a state with a relatively small immigrant population. Then I looked at the Census data for New Hampshire, and I quickly saw the problem--Canadians!
Last night, New Hampshire shook up the presidential race and roiled what were already less-than-calm waters, in both the Democratic Party and the GOP. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton looks a lot weaker than she did a few weeks ago.
The big story out of Iowa and New Hampshire isn't that Trump came in first or second, it's that the overwhelming majority of GOP voters are rejecting him.
As much as the possibility of a Trump presidency concerns me, I also fear that Trump's campaign might feed an impression that those with business school training and business experience are incapable of elevated political debate and successful governing.
Donald Trump, who has been running for president since July, is a fictional character, and we really don't know what the real Donald Trump would do if he was elected president. As entertainment became his primary business, Trump started playing a character named Donald Trump, a bombastic real estate mogul who is a walking symbol of opulence and a modern, garish appropriation of the notion of class.
Rubio, Bush, and Kasich are not as loud, insulting, belittling, or bellicose as their leading rivals, but that does not make them moderate. It just makes them unsuccessful in the modern Republican Party.
Today, during the Upfronts, ABC was totally up front about a new political television series that's about to hit the airwaves -- one which will provide conclusive proof that Donald Trump has totally trumped the GOP.
Donald Trump's foul-mouthed school yard bully tactics are working with the "tell it like it is" element of the GOP and Ted Cruz's religious vision of an American theocracy plays very well with Republicans who believe GOP stands for "God's Own Party.
Hillary charged ahead with a concession speech that was basically a recycled stump speech. It looked like she was using tele-prompters. She offered the obligatory thanks to her supporters, to New Hampshire, and so on, but you could tell she just wanted to move on from her crushing defeat.
The internet is embracing this young man named Andrew Joseph Alemao.
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The GOP establishment may have no other option but to back Kasich in the aftermath of New Hampshire, especially since it's likely that his inevitable post-primary bounce will further sink the candidacies of Bush, Rubio, and Christie. Because Kasich is appealing to exactly the wrong type of Republican voters, though, that means the establishment really has no choice at all -- just the two unappealing radicals, Trump and Cruz.
The Republican Party is roughly evenly divided. There are the Crazies (Trump, Cruz, Carson) and there is the Establishment (Bush, Kasich, Rubio, Christie). This is not a division between conservatives and moderates; there's no ideological difference between the candidates; it's all about anger.
Donald Trump won last night's New Hampshire primary by as much as 20 points. Yet Gallup's Frank Newport has noted that Trump would be the least popular major-party nominee in that firm's long history of tracking such data. Some analysts have focused on these and similar poll numbers to highlight Trump's vulnerabilities.
I've deluded myself that there was a line that couldn't be crossed, and that Donald Trump, the most odious specimen of humanity I have ever experienced in American public life -- not that he hasn't had plenty of competition -- was on the other side of that line. As the results from New Hampshire clearly prove, I've been an idiot.