Published on TheHill.com on February 2, 2015
As Hillary Clinton underwhelms in Iowa, barely eking out a tie with Bernie Sanders — a thought that would have been ridiculous six months ago — her supporters cling to the hope that she has a firewall in the later primaries due to her preponderance of support from African-American voters.
Published on TheHill.com on January 26, 2015
Nobody has been paying attention to the rules governing the Republican Party’s early caucuses and primaries. They make it inevitable the 12-person field will be winnowed down to a two-way race by March 15. Here’s how:
The latest Fox News poll (Jan 24th) shows Bernie Sanders gaining nineteen points against Hillary nationally among black voters. In the Fox News poll of January 4th, Hillary bested Sanders among black voters by 71-20. But on January 24th, Sanders had closed much of the gap and trailed by only 59-27.
When will some of the dozen or so Republican candidates withdraw so we can focus on a two-way race and make a clear decision?
Will Rubio, Kasich, Bush, Christie, Carson, Fiorina, Huckabee, Paul, Santorum et al ever get the message and pull out?
Published on TheHill.com on January 19, 2015
The contrast between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, startlingly evident in their debate Sunday night, could not be clearer. While devotees of the establishment can tell themselves that Clinton held her own, it is clear she did not.
Two recent developments have transformed Hillary’s email scandal into a potentially deadly issue.
Yesterday, the Inspector General for the Intelligence Community wrote to Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to inform him that he had received “two sworn declarations from one [intelligence community] element.
I’ve heard from a lot of you how much you like my coverage of the election in my Lunch Alert! videos and columns. But several of you are real junkies and want more info and more detail.
So…I’ve launched the Dick Morris Play-By-Play Podcast. It’s a half-hour show of details on the race and other topics — stuff that goes beyond what I can fit in a five minute Lunch Alert! video or a 600-word column.
Published on TheHill.com on January 12, 2015
All polls are now pointing in the same direction: Hillary Clinton is tanking.
The most recent Fox News poll, taken after the new year began, shows her losing to Ted Cruz, 50 percent to 43 percent; to Marco Rubio, 50 percent to 41 percent; and even to Donald Trump, 47 percent to 43 percent. The latest Democratic primary poll, by Investor’s Business Daily, shows the former secretary of State nursing only a 4-point lead over Bernie Sanders, 43 percent to 39 percent. The RealClearPolitics average of New Hampshire polls has Sanders ahead by 6 points — and in Iowa, the candidates are tied in the RCP average, which Clinton led for months.
Hillary Clinton has dropped big time in the new Fox News Poll that came out on Friday (January 8th) and has now fallen behind Trump, Cruz, and Rubio in general election matchups.
The big losses are almost entirely due to defections of women voters from Hillary to the Republican candidates. Male voters had almost no change in their votes.
As we revisit the exploits of Saturday Night Bill and listen to biographer Taylor Branch’s taped private rumination after his series of interviews with the former president, the obvious question arises: Was the 42nd president a sociopath?
Sociopaths are often characterized as people who lack a conscience and never feel remorse about their actions, even when they emotionally destroy other people.