Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Union Leader is the Democrats’ Best Friend

The Union Leader has endorsed Chris Christie.  I haven’t decided on a candidate yet, but Christie is certainly a finalist, as are Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and others.

There are a lot of good things that can be said about Christie, but instead of making a positive case for Christie, the Union Leader is taking the low road and smearing his opponents.

On Sunday, the Union Leader asserted that Cruz and Rand Paul support dictators, when their actual position is sometimes the Devil you know is better than the Devil you don’t know, which our intervention in Libya demonstrates. Continue reading The Union Leader is the Democrats’ Best Friend

New Hampshire GOP Establishment’s Smoke-and-Mirrors Case for Continuing Medicaid Expansion

New Hampshire’s participation in Obamacare Medicaid Expansion, which extends Medicaid to individuals making up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level, will sunset at the end of 2016 because the federal government will no longer fund 100 percent of the cost.

Republicans in the State Senate, who could have blocked expanded Medicaid, repeatedly pledged, that New Hampshire’s participation would end if federal funding dropped below 100 percent.   Continue reading New Hampshire GOP Establishment’s Smoke-and-Mirrors Case for Continuing Medicaid Expansion

Maggie Hassan Unserious About Fighting Terrorism

Today from Maggie Hassan’s campaign, a twitter barrage implying that the GOP-led Senate and Senator Kelly Ayotte are hampering the fight against ISIS by not passing an AUMF (Authorization-For-The-Use-Of-Military Force): Continue reading Maggie Hassan Unserious About Fighting Terrorism

Is Ted Cruz Missing an Opportunity?

The non-establishment vote is definitely a minority of the GOP.  That’s why the last three GOP Presidential nominees were named Bush, McCain and Romney.  But this election the stars could align for the non-establishment.

If most of the non-establishment vote coalesces behind a single candidate, and if a sufficient number of establishment candidates are still in the race on March 15th (when the primaries become winner takes all) we could see a non-establishment candidate emerge as the GOP’s nominee for President.

Let’s peg the non-establishment vote at 40 percent of the total primary vote, and let’s assume that a non-establishment candidate, candidate X, gets between 30 to 35 percent percent of the vote.  As long as the establishment share, 60 percent, is sufficiently dispersed so that no single establishment candidate gets more than 30 percent, then candidate X wins the nomination.

At this point Donald Trump is candidate X.   Continue reading Is Ted Cruz Missing an Opportunity?