This week, Democrats received a very, very ugly reality check in the run-up to November. Despite the antipathy a large number of Americans have to the President, despite the impeachment push, and despite their takeover of the House in 2018, … Continue reading Iowa Is A Reality Check For Democrats
On Tuesday night, Democrats received a painful reminder of just how difficult it will be to turn Texas blue this year. That night, Republicans utterly demolished Democratic hopes to win the “most important special election since the midterms.” Republicans won … Continue reading Tuesday Night in Texas Showed It Will Be Hard To Flip In 2020
Despite all the topsy turvy course corrections we have seen this summer and fall – courtesy of a Democratic Presidential field which does not want to shrink – the race is still two old white guys to lose. I am … Continue reading The 2020 Democratic Primary Is Still Two Old White Guys Race To Lose
In April of this year, Republicans pulled off a major upset when conservative Judge Brian Hagedorn defeated liberal Judge Lisa Neubauer. The win represented a stunning success for the party after losing every statewide race last November and the prior … Continue reading What Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Contest Means For 2020
On Saturday, Louisiana voters went to the polls to decide whether Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards deserved a second term, or whether a Republican should replace him. Because of the nature of the primary, there was little doubt Edwards would … Continue reading Is Louisiana A Microcosm of American Politics?
In 2016, Republican bleeding in the suburbs was bad. But, last year, the floodgates burst and historically red districts nestled in suburbs as geographically diverse to be in TX, OK, and SC turned blue. While North Carolina’s suburbs turned a … Continue reading Has Republican Bleeding In The Suburbs Stopped?
The year was 2004. A middling approval GOP president was in the midst of a tough reelection and polls had captured Democrats being drawn to an upstart, former Governor from Vermont. Two debates later and Democrats had settled on the … Continue reading The Most Electable Candidate Has A Shoddy Track Record
Over at Politico, John Austin of the Brookings Institution has an interesting theory. A strong economy will not help but actually hinder Trump. You can check out the full article there but at its core the article rests on the … Continue reading A Strong Economy Will Not Be Why Trump Lost
As the Democratic led House of Representatives passes bill after bill to raise taxes on Americans, their brothers and sisters in the states are doing just the opposite. Nowhere was this clearer this year than New Jersey. The recently concluded … Continue reading When Democrats “Soak The Rich” Strategy Does Not Work
Last Sunday, Trump ignited a political firestorm when he tweeted the “Squad” should go back to their drug infested countries and fix them (I am paraphrasing). Specifically, Trump was calling out Congressional freshman minority lawmakers (AOC) – NY, Rashida Tlaib … Continue reading Trump Actually Is Practicing Political Strategy