Feb 032016
 

I like Carly Fiorina very much. I think she is a natural leader. I think she has a backbone. I like her personally, or at least I think I do. I think an honest assessment of her time at Hewlett-Packard is as much one of a principled executive making tough calls as it is anything else. I think she’d be a fine president. But she’s not going to be president in 2016.

When she had two excellent debate performances and soared in the polls, I was excited, even as the pundits were saying nice job, but she doesn’t have the money or the campaign infrastructure to sustain it.

I sent her campaign a little money. I sent her PAC a little money. She sent me a sticker.

carlysticker

I never stuck it. I feel a little bad about that now. I could stick an Elizabeth Dole sticker in 1999, but not a Carly Fiorina sticker in 2015?

I would like to see Carly with a position of significance in a Trump, Cruz, or Rubio administration. I believe she will yet serve the country effectively.

Thank you, Carly. We appreciate your run.

(Pssssttt: Cruz/Fiorina sounds unstoppable.)

 Posted by at 8:03 pm
Feb 022016
 

Ted Cruz just won Iowa, and it was competitive, but hardly a photo finish. In fact, runner-up Donald Trump was much closer to Show horse Marco Rubio than he was Cruz.

Pay attention, dudes and dolls, because the next two weeks will be educational (and, if such is your wont, entertaining). Donald Trump’s candidacy has been, to now, a major success. However, there’s been very little about it that’s been traditional. Trump’s been untouchable, absorbing major body blows that would have taken other candidates down without so much as flinching.

But, when the first time for any official tally came, he didn’t come out on top. Trump has not yet genuinely played from behind. How will he respond?

I think we’re about to learn a bit more about what kind of leader Trump would be. Literally overnight, “more cowbell” suddenly seems a perilous plan. Moreover, damage control hasn’t been any sort of play for him yet. Even his most outrageous pronouncements have consistently settled into the narrative as only more evidence of his genius, so there’s been nothing to recover from.

Now there is a documented result. Trump didn’t win. Trump is first loser. He’s bleeding.

Will he dress the wound with peroxide or ditchwater?

 Posted by at 9:34 am
Jan 252016
 

Donald Trump is a boorish, vulgar, narcissistic self-parody, for whom simple civilized and polite discourse is an apparently impossible task. Oh, and you better get used to him, because he’s going to be the 45th President of the United States. The Republican establishment’s primary response to Trump’s candidacy has been to try to run out […]

 Posted by at 11:47 am
Jan 202016
 

The Sarah Palin of 2009 would have endorsed Ted Cruz. He is a legitimate threat to win the nomination, and essentially a Tea Party Republican. The Sarah Palin of 2016 has instead endorsed Donald Trump. He is a legitimate threat to win the nomination, and essentially an insatiable media whore, willing to say whatever keeps […]

 Posted by at 2:52 pm

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