If you truly wish to maintain the Bush family's dynastic hold on the White House, I have some advice for you. It's going to sound aggressive, especially for a mild-mannered softy like you, but if I were you I'd take my anemic 5 percent and roll the dice. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
As always I don't want to take a stand for or against one party or the other. If you ask me, they both have their issues. But the issue here is one of universal concern, which has nothing to do with which party you belong to. The Grand Old Party was named because of its grand ideology, an ideology that was revolutionary at the time. And liberal. And inclusive, not exclusive.
Trump possesses an arrogance and volatility that makes most voters recoil. So how has he maintained a grip on a segment of the Republican base that - at least, for now - seems unshakable?
There may be implicit arguments involved about what policies might deliver the greatest good for the greatest number, but the core undertaking is about using the democratic process to achieve and maintain political power. And over the past half-century, the Republican Party has played the game well.
Trump will actually drive more female voters into Hillary's arms. He has such as trail of verbal aggression towards accomplished women that Hillary will trump Donald with the "first female President" card and his hostility towards women.
There is little sign of the Republican congressional majority retreating from their embarrassing environmental stance. They continue to take pride in thumbing their noses at the rest of the world even as global cooperation becomes ever more crucial to overcome trans-continental environmental challenges.
It is time for those who share this faulty outlook to finally acknowledge that the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan has become the party of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Fox News. It is time for them to leave the GOP.
Sure, America and the free world need to find answers to home grown radical Islamic terrorism and global networks of terror, but the answer cannot be the simplistic and bigoted proposals of Donald Trump.
What does this say about Donald Trump? Not much, aside from what we already knew: Donald Trump is a very intelligent man. He knows how to push Americans' buttons. He knows how to tap into our worst fears and deepest prejudices.
The Donald Trump outrage of the week -- that Muslims of all kinds should be barred entry to the United States -- has rightly earned nearly universal rebuke. But is it fascism?
If nothing else, the 2016 election cycle is a brutal reminder that the U.S. has tons of domestic issues which require immediate attention. What's less clear at the moment is if the majority of the GOP wants to be part of solving some of these problems.
For Donald Trump, this is not going to end well. What began as a lark has turned into an albatross, and he now carries around his neck the ultimate bu...
The real battle isn't the GOP's America vs. Islam or even Democratic whispers for gun control. At stake is the soul of America. If America falls to racism and separatism once again, this time, we open the door for the rest of the world to follow our lead.
GOP leaders scrambled to double and triple their distance from his inflammatory remarks. Their fear is that Trump could not only cost the GOP any shot at the White House but blow their majority hold on the Senate as well. They blamed Trump for this. But the blame is not Trump's but theirs.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security tells us "If you see something, say something." This isn't bad advice, but why not look at those words outside of a national security prism? Indeed, the overlooked war within the U.S. remains ongoing; it's a battle of ideas, ideals, values, vision, and more.
This latest Trump controversy appears to be the tipping point in his unprecedented presidential campaign, finally bringing both Republicans and Democrats together in soundly denouncing his outlandish, bigoted rhetoric.