There comes a time in every presidential campaign that finds itself increasingly away from the finish line to reassess their chances. This is precisely what Hillary Clinton had to do eight years ago when then-Senator Barack Obama created an insurmountable lead in the Democratic primary and kept a lock on his superdelegates heading into the convention.
The nation's smallest state will vote tomorrow night. Not a whole lot of polling exists here, but it's pretty clear on the Republican side. Donald Trump will sail to victory here, with a huge margin. John Kasich looks to take second, with Cruz far behind.
It's become painfully obvious that the term "Super Tuesday" was coined for the quantity of elections contested, not the quality of participants involved.
Between now and March 26, voters who are feeling the Bern in Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to prove the pundits wrong by propelling Sanders toward victory in Philadelphia. We need our strongest fighter in the ring this fall. That fighter is Bernie Sanders.
This week, as several more states went to the polls, the nomination contests were further clarified even as the results seem to bring us closer to chaos. A victorious Donald Trump warned that if he were ahead in delegates and yet denied the nomination "you would have riots" at the convention in Cleveland. An RNC spokesman later claimed Trump was "speaking figuratively," but given the violence we've already seen at Trump rallies, that seems unlikely. In fact, on Thursday a report by The Economist listed the possible election of Trump as one of 10 "global risks" ranking equal to "the rising threat of jihadi terrorism" and higher than "Chinese expansionism." Thankfully, Friday was a much needed World Sleep Day, celebrating the power of sleep. It's a cause that's even been embraced by the global management consulting company McKinsey, which has added a sleep specialist to its ranks -- no, that's not an Onion headline -- and recently issued a report entitled "There's A Proven Link Between Effective Leadership And Getting Enough Sleep." It's a good thing, because in this environment, we need all the leadership we can muster.
Do I believe in UFOs? That's not the point. I was drowning in Trump mania and decided to escape to the more benign craziness of believers in aliens from outer space.
The choice between Cruz and Trump that now lies before Republican Party insiders is one they have loathed the thought of for months. The problem for the Republican Party is that neither of these two candidates represent the direction they need to take to remain viable on the national stage.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt remarked. "Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves a...
So, today is yet another big voting day in the 2016 presidential election. Five states are voting, and how they vote will definitely help determine who wins the nominations and goes on to run in the general election.
Almost 700 pledged delegates are chosen on June 7 alone. It seems unlikely that either candidate will accumulate a margin of 700 pledged delegates before then. So this one may come down to the wire.
Hillary Clinton's campaign manager, having been among the first -- days before Michigan -- to suggest that that state's primary could be far closer than anticipated, is telling the media that Clinton may well lose Ohio, Missouri and Illinois. Yet Nate Silver and his crew still show Clinton beating Sanders in those states.
It's hard to articulate the profuse awe that I and many of my generation growing up in India in the '70s had for America. To say that we were smitten ...
What many expected to be a coronation for establishment candidate Hillary Clinton has morphed into a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Despite all the corporate media hype to the contrary, the long slog to the Democratic nomination is just getting started.
Even with her new found momentum, Hillary Clinton still lost the millennial vote in every Super Tuesday state, which once again leaves us wondering- w...
Everyone knows that there are games and evasion in politics. Everyone knows that political parties prey on people's prejudices. People are not stupid, they are just tired of politicians treating them as if they are.
Now that the field of Republican presidential candidates is down to a "Final Four," let's look at the "seedings" following the results of Super Tuesda...