Donald Is Done

[Originally posted at http://www.politicalstorm.com/donald-is-done/] The next President of the United States will not be Donald Trump. It will likely be Gary Johnson – or, possibly, Hillary Clinton.  Here’s why, and how. The Trump campaign, if not clinically dead (although “brain dead” has long been suspected), is in its death throes. He’s down in the latest …

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Matthew Dowd: “I can see a lot of Republicans deciding that Gary Johnson . . . “

. . . is the best place to go.” Dowd, an ABC pundit, and former Republican strategist, told PBS’ Gwen Ifill, “I don’t think you will see a bunch of Republicans go to Hillary Clinton, because they think that’s as dissatisfactory a choice as Donald Trump is, but I can see a lot of Republicans …

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Hillary Channels Willie

[An earlier version was first posted on PoliticalStorm.com as Hillary Channels Willie] “Slick Willie.” No, not that “Slick Willie,” from the law school library of yore. It’s “Slick” Willie Sutton. Willie (“Why do you rob banks?”) Sutton. “Because that’s where the money is!” Willie famously replied – which is not news to Hill or Bill, …

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George Will Leaves Republican Party . . .

  CNN reports that George Will, the prominent Conservative columnist and Republican opinion-leader, announced Friday, to the Federal Society, that he has left the Republican Party over Trump.  He’s quoted as describing himself as an “unaffiliated” voter in Maryland. http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/25/politics/george-will-donald-trump-leaving-republican-party-election/index.html He hasn’t yet said he’ll vote Libertarian.  (He has to walk before he can run.) …

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Bernie’s Talk with the Lesser Evil

[First posted at http://www.politicalstorm.com/bernies-talk-lesser-evil/ ] The Wall Street Journal just reported that Bernie Sanders told MSNBC that he will vote for Hillary, but later told CBS that he’s not “endorsing” her (a semantic hair split worthy of Bill (“what-is-is-or isn’t”) Clinton himself). Bernie says that he first needs to hear from Hillary “the things that …

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On Orlando . . .

Before the backdrop of another carnage, this time in Orlando, candidates and other partisans (including our national LP chair, I will point out, to my dismay) have opportunistically grasped to vindicate their standard (and tired) talking points on guns. I consider that completely beside the point, as well as tone-deaf.  This is not an occasion …

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