The sight of a woman like Carly Fiorina — like that of an African-American like Dr. Ben Carson — vying for the Republican nomination for president is enough to make all our pulses beat faster. It is, after all, only by breaking the Democrats’ condominium over blacks, Latinos, single women, gays, and young voters that Republicans can at avoid ultimate extinction.
I couldn’t believe my eyes or ears when Ben Carson was asked about what his response would have been had he been president on 9/11. I couldn’t believe his answer. He said that a better response than sending troops to Afghanistan to hunt down al Qaeda would have been to make an all-out effort to achieve energy independence!
The most recent poll to chronicle Hillary Clinton’s collapse — this one by the Washington Post/ABC News — shows that there is no difference between her vote share among men and among women. No gender gap.
Hillary gets the support of 42% of Democratic Primary male voters and an identical percentage among female voters in the national survey.
Published on TheHill.com on September 15, 2015
“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” William Shakespeare might have been thinking of Joe Biden.
While the Democratic world ruminates on whether the vice president has the emotional strength to run for president, the political realities are such that he may have to run — ready or not.
Yesterday, I did a lunch alert video called “Hillary Collapsing” (Watch It Here!). It was based on a poll showing her at only 42% among Democratic primary voters. Now, a new CNN poll has her at 37% with Sanders only ten points behind at 27%.
And, against Republican rivals she is either behind or in a statistical tie.
Published on TheHill.com on September 8, 2015
Don’t assume that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be able to win in a walk against Bernie Sanders. Indeed, she might not win at all.
Sanders’s lead in New Hampshire and close second-place standing in Iowa show his appeal and staying power, as does his constant uptick in national polls of the Democratic presidential race.
Published on TheHill.com on September 1, 2015
How did a populist uprising create such enthusiasm and support for both Donald Trump, the glitzy billionaire, and Bernie Sanders, the self-effacing socialist senator — two polar-opposite insurgent candidates?
If Biden runs and Obama endorses him — and both now appear likely — then all bets are off. Hillary will soon be dethroned as the front runner.
While Hillary holds a comfortable lead over Biden and Sanders in most current national polls (although Sanders leads in New Hampshire), once the Vice President is officially in the race and once Obama joins as his corner man, he will surge in the polls.
NBC reports that “two sources with direct knowledge of the FBI inquiry” believe that investigators may be able to recover at least some of the data from Hillary’s secret server, even though her operatives tried to “wipe it clean.”
If Joe Biden decides to run, it will trigger a split between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Neither side will necessarily be looking to split from the other, but the inevitable dynamics of the race will tend in that direction.