17 December 2017

Everyone has an opinion about what’s going on in the world. This is mine.

March 2008

Bickering over the Nomination Hurting the Democrats

The intense battle for the Democratic nomination will at best leave behind a lot of ugly scar tissue. It may, however, very likely cost the Democratic candidate the election.

Back in February I warned in my post that a fight to the end will hurt the Democrats. Now this is starting to manifest itself. A recent Gallup poll shows that 20 to 30 percent of voters will turn to McCain if their candidate does not win. [1]. Continue Reading »

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The 2008 Presidential Race Thus Far – an Unusual Election

Taking a step back to look at the presidential race it is clear that the 2008 presidential election is quite unusual and already full of surprises.

Most surprising is the abrupt end of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s bid for the Republican nomination and the emergence of John McCain as the presumptive Republican Nominee.

The success of Barack Obama also comes as a surprise. It is not as much of a surprise as Giuliani’s failed campaign, but although he was seen as a strong candidate, the fact that he has put Hillary Clinton on the ropes was not expected. Nor did anyone expect that the Democratic nomination would at this point in time still be open. Continue Reading »

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Michigan and Florida don’t count

This primary mess needs to end. As I mentioned before having primaries where the votes don’t count is a waste time and a waste of taxpayers money.

Having the primaries count after all is even worse. This is far from fair. Those who did go and vote did so knowing that their vote most likely wouldn’t count. Many stayed home and didn’t vote for just this reason. Now to say, “well OK we’ll count the vote after all” won’t give those a chance to vote who stayed home. The only fair thing to do is to have the primaries again. Continue Reading »

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