When facing questions about the Internet, Fiorina, who has an extensive, albeit pot-holed history in Silicon Valley, routinely gets her answers wrong. And she's not alone. Across New Hampshire last weekend, candidates were blaming Net Neutrality protections for a hypochondriac's list of ailments.
It is time once again to peer deeply into my somewhat-foggy crystal ball, and attempt to pick the winners of tomorrow night's New Hampshire primary. Before I get to that, though, some old business needs to be brought up. First, we have some very recent old business and then some truly ancient business, so bear with me.
The insularity of that minority (i.e., "the base'') of the electorate that tends to dominate presidential campaigns' first innings explains much of the current nasty race, especially on the Republican side.
In December of 2002, when the legendary Roone Arledge passed away, I wrote a Counterpunch piece for the L.A. Times praising the man who not only set the gold standard for Olympics coverage, but gave us Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports.
Kasich, Christie, Bush? One or maybe more of these three should show well enough to keep the fight going through Super Tuesday and maybe beyond. My unsolicited advice to the Establishment -- look to one of these three, not Rubio, as your standard-bearer.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio looked like he was on the defensive for much of the night trying to protect the momentum he got with his third place finish in Iowa. Christie easily scored a TKO over the rattled Rubio and was the big winner among the debaters.
This debate was not so much about winners and also-rans as it was about the one clear loser: Marco Rubio. If Rubio had not shown so much promise earlier in the campaign, the loss would seem less momentous.
So, on the other hand ... Hillary Clinton won. But there was a big surprise in Iowa after all.
The candidate has held no town hall meetings to date, and he has not spent as much time in the state as many of his opponents. He will need to do more appearances and retail politics in the few days remaining before the primary if he is to maintain his lead.
Regardless of your political views, the outcome of the Democratic nomination will create a very interesting situation either way. If Sanders, an older, grumpier, Independent candidate who openly identifies as a socialist, wins the nomination over a well-seasoned, well-known, well-connected, non-socialist candidate such as Clinton, it will easily be considered one of the greatest upsets in our political history. If Clinton wins the nomination, she could potentially be the first presidential nominee to be indicted while running for office.
I've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that presidential candidates are starting to talk about Internet issues. The bad news is that presidential candidates are starting to talk about Internet issues.
Remember that pizza pie chart teachers used to teach you about fractions and percents in elementary school? Well here's an in depth look at how much of that pizza each Republican presidential candidate gets if the entire pie is a chance to be the party's nominee in 2016.
With the Iowa caucuses upon us, it seems like every Republican tramping through the snow claims to be a Bible-believing, God-fearing, Jesus-loving Christian. Some trot out their parents; others offer personal conversion stories. Some defend persecuted Christians; others explain their policies in Biblical terms. It's a fruitless exercise.
A Kasich supporter's decked out Airstream before a town hall event at Franklin Pierce University. Photo by Andrew Plotch. It takes all of ten minu...
With the Iowa caucuses around the corner, the election fever should ideally be catching up. Far from it. There is an apparent gloom looming large over the American electorate.
Trump's refusal to debate his Republican opponents in Monday's Iowa Republican caucus provided an unexpected spark of controversy and more evidence of a growing split within the Republican Party. Although Trump forwent the debate, candidates present wasted no time jabbing at the business mogul.