Many of the Convention delegates may be in high heat and playing with the irresistible, venomous, masochistic fervor. This would be okay with the Democratic Party that would enjoy the televised spectacle of the GOP imploding. But, if cool heads are bent on rescuing the Party from the brink, here is the case they can make for Kasich.
The current Republican presidential campaign has not only been full of surprises, but it has led to a situation with such a maelstrom of unpredictable factors that the range of possible scenarios for the Republican's nominating convention in July is extraordinarily wide. Here's a lay-out of the apparent possibilities.
John Kasich will indeed be the Republican nominee elected at the Cleveland Convention. And he will be elected because of experience that no other candidate can bring to the table. He will also win the general election in November.
An old classmate of mine posted on Facebook: I am hereby terminating my membership in the Republican Party. This is not the party I grew up with. As he explained it, Donald Trump winning his state's primary was the reason. The post received many comments. Most were positive; some echoed his lament regarding the loss of the party they grew up with.
Ensconced in his aerie in Trump Tower high above Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump has been poring over a copy of Doris Kearns Goodwin's Team of Rivals, searching for ideas how he could emulate "the political genius of Abraham Lincoln."
Lying and lack of integrity have been equal opportunity labels with both parties in the game of politics, and the repercussions to individuals at fault have been few.
The convention could be a runaway train... Open Convention? Don't Fight It, Embrace It For months the fools have talked about a "brokered conve...
Today marks "Equal Pay Day," the day when women's pay finally catches up to men's pay from last year. You'll have to forgive me for not cheering too loudly. Each year Equal Pay Day highlights how far we still have to go in the fight for pay equity, and it's striking how little headway has been made on closing the gap in recent years, with progress all but stagnating in the past decade. Across the board, women continue to be paid less than their male counterparts -- a fact that takes on new significance in an election year where the views of the Republican presidential candidates on the gender pay gap range from dismissive to downright hostile.
It's been decades since a New York Republican primary had an impact on a party nomination, but here we are. Trump has the most at stake. He needs a big win, for political and delegate count reasons. And while the visible dynamic has him in pretty good shape, there are ghosts of years past that may derail him.
Few biblical characters get more scorn than "The Unforgiving Servant," who asks for help from a superior, but denies it to a lower-ranked servant. Donald Trump may be doing the same thing, complaining how Republican leaders are trying to oust him from the election, just as he uses the exact same tactics to remove John Kasich from the race.
In modern Presidential electoral politics, for Democrats, much of the structure for choosing who becomes the nominee isn't left to the voters -- it comes down to the big-shots and Party heavyweights who supposedly know best. At least, that's what some of them like to think.
This month, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's election administrators have been back in court, attempting to explain why every lawfully cast vote is NOT counted here in Ohio. Here's what we learned.
Of course Bernie Sanders defeats Kasich by double-digits in the most recent polling, but Kasich and Rubio are both banking on the assumption that Democrats will, against all reason and hard evidence, nominate their least electable candidate.
2016 is important for two reasons alone: the looming presidential election and season 6 of Game of Thrones. As the date for the latter's arrival looms closer (18 days!), I've found myself obsessively thinking of GOT 2016 election parallels (aren't we all though?!) I hereby submit what I think is an accurate doppelgänger list.
Buyer's Remorse Donald Trump has argued that seventeen candidates kept him to a plurality. But even as the field shrunk, now to three, a majority ha...