A fundamental mystery underlies this season's Republican presidential primary debates: How can it be that the two highest-polling contenders -- Donald Trump and Ben Carson -- are also two of the field's least capable debaters? In the Republican candidates' fourth appearance together, Trump and Carson once again showed themselves to be out of their depth. Operating in a milieu that calls for command of the issues, both hid behind their familiar, personality-based shtick, leaving the heavy lifting of intellectual engagement to their rivals onstage. The theme of this Fox Business Channel debate was the economy, which ought to have handed Trump an automatic advantage. Yet instead of using the platform to highlight his strong suit, Trump frittered away his time.
Candidates repeatedly got lost in Maria Bartiromo's eyes. You know--the media. Am I right? Huh? Who's with me? Unfair questions pertaining to business, economy, jobs, taxes, trade, Wall Street, median wages, oil prices, retail sales, Social Security.
That's right, the sound bites rolling off the candidates' tongues reminded me of that great American invention, speed dating, which enables lucky men and women to go out on a dozen dates in a single evening.
Whether it's true or not, Ben, why even tell that story? Why tell that story when you are running for President of the United States? I don't admire hammer-wielding people in general, but I cringe at the notion of anyone waving the hammer at their mother. That is just wrong on any level.
In the presidential campaign of 1992, James Carville, an aide to candidate Bill Clinton, earned widespread acclaim (or notoriety) for his dogged insistence that everyone working for Clinton should remain focused on the plight of working people.
The explanation for her recent climb has little to do with Bernie Sanders' failures, and much to do with Hillary Clinton's accomplishments.
Republican presidential candidates complained about the questions asked during last week's debate on CNBC. They've demanded that rules be changed for future debates. If you're running for president, you've got to answer tough questions.
The decision of these candidates on how they will deal with the media might have much to do with how much longer they will be around.
Ronald Reagan was wrong: government is not the problem. Bill Clinton and Al Gore were right: government management needs to be reinvented.
he problem is America wants a perfect president when America itself is imperfect. America has gambled all its choices on what looks attractive externally rather than looks attractive internally.
If Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic nomination, I will vote for her against any Republican candidate. But until then, I support Bernie Sanders for 10 simple reasons.
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The Grand Old Party's political strategy is no longer guided by traditional conservative figureheads like Edmund Burke, or William F. Buckley, but by radical French intellectuals. Ironic, isn't it?
If Marco Rubio is going to keep missing more than 40 percent of the upper chamber's votes, if he is tired of being a Senator, he should follow the example of Speaker Boehner and resign.