In an effort to head off a Hillary Clinton presidency, my wife Eileen and I set up a PAC which we called “Dick Morris’ Just Say No To Hillary” PAC. No sooner had we set it up — we haven’t begun to raise money for it yet (coming soon!!) — when we received a letter from the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) saying we had to close down.
What do Democratic insiders think of Hillary’s scandals and the drive by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders to tackle her from the left? The Quinnipiac Poll shows Sanders gaining on Clinton having risen from 4% to 8% to 15% in successive mostly surveys in March, April, and May.
In 2011, Bill Clinton had a problem. He had already figured out how to parlay his reputation into income by giving speeches. But, now, with his wife serving as Secretary of State and a Democrat in the White House, he wanted to take things to the next level and actually solicit relationships with major companies and foreign governments.
Published on TheHill.com on June 2, 2015
There’s a new kid in town and Hillary Clinton, to quote the Eagles, is likely saying “I don’t want to hear any more.”
Quinnipiac polling shows that support for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) among likely Democratic primary voters has ballooned from only 4 percent in March to 8 percent in April, and to 15 percent on May 28. Among “very liberal” Democrats, he draws 28 percent.
The conventional wisdom shows Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul competing strongly for the Republican presidential nomination. But a close analysis of the latest Quinnipiac Poll indicates that with strong elements of the Party’s right wing, they perform poorly in comparison to Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Scott Walker and, for now, Ben Carson.
As negatives pile up on Hillary’s doorstep, the Democratic left is flocking to Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. According to Quinnipiac, Sanders has gone from 4% of the Democratic primary vote in April to 8% in April to 15% in their May 28 survey.
While Hillary still has 57% of the primary vote (down from 60% last month), Sanders is moving up fast.
Published on TheHill.com on May 26, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has nothing to do with trade.
While it officially embraces 11 countries plus the U.S., 76 percent of our trade with these nations is with Mexico and Canada, already covered by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Any export growth is likely to have been already covered by NAFTA, making the TPP irrelevant to our trade relations.
Published on TheHill.com on May 19, 2015
Democrats are salivating at the prospect of recapturing the Senate in 2016. With 24 of the 34 seats up in this cycle currently held by Republicans, the Dems are hoping to make up for the ground they lost in 2010 and 2014 in the upper chamber.
Published on TheHill.com on May 12, 2015
Being outside of Washington, D.C., is usually an advantage for a presidential aspirant confronting a crowded field of potential Republican candidates. Away from the taint and deal-making in Washington, governors and former governors generally can run against Washington, like George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan did.
Imagine if Republicans could force Obama to rescind his executive amnesty for illegal immigrants. Or repeal the mandate to buy health insurance that lies at the core of ObamaCare. Or revoke the EPA regulations that are increasingly embracing all aspects of American life in the name of stopping climate change…