It’s time for Governor Chris Christie to drop out of this cluttered, overcrowded race for president.
Polling data out this past weekend shows what a train wreck his campaign has been: The ABC News poll has him at just 2 percent.
In the wake of the ISIS Paris attacks, Donald Trump has moved to a clear lead over Ben Carson and the rest of the GOP field.
Carson’s laid back style and his reluctance to use force against terrorism — he said that he would not have sent troop stop Afghanistan after 9/11 — is costing him support in the post-Paris, post-debate polling.
Sometimes a candidate must fit his talents and image to suit the meet of the day. At other times, the dominant issue rises to demand just the skill set he already has.
Who knows what the future holds, but America, the West, and the GOP need Donald Trump’s leadership right now.
Published on TheHill.com on November 17, 2015
The attacks in Paris last week could have the effect of empowering the Bernie Sanders campaign for 2016 and confronting Hillary Clinton with an unsolvable dilemma.
The vicious attacks will double demands by reasonable Americans for an increased commitment to defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Many, like me, will call for a third Gulf War to battle for civilization. But the left wing of the Democratic Party won’t go along. Even though Americans will clamor for action, the anti-war left will resist a commitment of ground troops.
The attacks in Paris reflect what happens when a terrorist gang takes over a country. Just as with Al Qaeda and the Taliban, if you put a nation at the disposal of fanatical terrorists, major acts of terrorism become almost inevitable.
Trump, Cruz, and Rubio strengthened themselves in the fourth GOP debate which was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin last night.
Trump regained his former form — irreverent, blunt, feisty, fearless, and strong. He dished out red meat all night. His best moments were in his dissection of the excuses for granting amnesty and his explanation of the feasibility of deportation.
Incredible as it may seem MSNBC host Rachel Maddow managed to get though an entire two-hour Democratic forum where she questioned Hillary, Bernie, and O’Malley without once mentioning the emails scandal or the FBI investigation of Hillary. Not even one mention!
A BOOK FOR POLITICAL JUNKIES
If you are a political addict, you’ll love Bob Beckel’s new book — I Should Be Dead: My Life Surviving Politics, TV, and Addiction. It’s about politics and addiction. Beckel, who lived most of his life high on booze, chronicles his alcoholism courageously and openly.
Published on TheHill.com on November 3, 2015
What happened to the email scandal? Or the Clintons’ speeches? Or the uranium deal where Vladimir Putin got control of our mines? Or Hillary Clinton’s lie about the Benghazi terrorist attacks being caused by a video? Or any of the scandals the media pursued with such zest and vigor until last week?
I never played football, but I do know something about another contact sport: Politics. And I know something about failure, too. That’s why I loved Fran Tarkenton’s new book, The Power of Failure.