Monthly Archive: February 2016

Christie Endorses Trump

Christie Endorses Trump

In a semi-surprise Friday announcement, Donald Trump’s campaign got a shot of establishment legitimacy from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. The timing, execution, and rationale were flawless (as we have come to expect when...

The Tenth GOP Debate Scorecard

The Tenth GOP Debate Scorecard

The Road to 2016: Post-Debate Scorecard X A FEW GENERAL OBSERVATIONS “My candidate won the debate.” There’s a pretty good chance that, if you support one of the five men on the GOP stage...

Bullish on Trump

Bullish on Trump

Donald Trump is now poised to be the Republican Party’s presidential candidate. Are there a few scenarios out there where Trump doesn’t win the nomination? A few. Is there any indication that any of...

Après Jeb! le déluge… of Endorsements

Après Jeb! le déluge… of Endorsements

Marco Rubio is having a very good Nevada Caucus Eve. Not only has he picked up a few Jeb! Bush fundraisers, but his campaign is pouring out all of the endorsements it can, including:...

The Road to 2016: Power Rankings Week XXXI

The Road to 2016: Power Rankings Week XXXI

POWER RANKINGS 2016 38 Weeks out of Election Day 2016 There are currently 5 national GOP candidates declared. _____________________________________________________________ STATE OF THE RACE _____________________________________________________________ Iowans, New Hampshirites, and South Carolinians have cast their votes...

Jeb is Out

Jeb is Out

After a disappointing finish in both New Hampshire and South Carolina, Jeb Bush will suspend his presidential campaign. Let’s be clear: by all accounts Jeb Bush is a good and decent guy. Some people...

Dear Mr. Trump (A Letter from an American Catholic)

Dear Mr. Trump (A Letter from an American Catholic)

Dear Mr. Trump, As a successful entrepreneur and business executive, you have shown the American public the power of branding. As a political candidate, you have touched on the concerns of Americans from all...

Electing a President and a Supreme Court Justice

Electing a President and a Supreme Court Justice

Judges, generally, should not be subject to election. The philosophy behind insulating the judiciary from popularity votes is fairly straightforward: a judge who is weighing the merits of a case should not need to...

Regarding the Death of Antonin Scalia

Regarding the Death of Antonin Scalia

I decided to take some time and not post a “breaking” story about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia because I wanted to take time to compose my thoughts with regard to...

The Road to 2016: Power Rankings Week XXX, Pre-Debate Edition VIII

The Road to 2016: Power Rankings Week XXX, Pre-Debate Edition VIII

POWER RANKINGS 2016 ONE WEEK UNTIL SOUTH CAROLINA 39 Weeks out of Election Day 2016 There are currently 6 national GOP candidates declared. _____________________________________________________________ STATE OF THE RACE _____________________________________________________________ So, what’s the state of...