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Are Ed Gillespie and Ralph Northam Actually Tied?

Since the June primaries, three polls have been released on the Virginia governor’s race. Quinnipiac on June 22nd had Northam up by 8 – 47-39. Harper on June 15th had Gillespie and Northam even at 46. Just this week another polling outfit, Monmouth, had Gillespie and Northam tied at 44. An average of those three […]

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3 Things Donald Trump Can Do to Win.

The historic presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump seems to have hit a plateau, but there are three things he can do to win to rest of the Republican primaries and, yes, the general election. This offering of a Big Three is not to help The Donald win as much as it is intended to […]

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Pope Francis and Donald Trump – The Actual Transcript

The headlines and news stories of yesterday’s require an actual reading of the transcript of the in flight press conference that Pope Francis conducted on the way from Juarez, Mexico to Rome. Here is what Reuters reporter, Phil Pullella asked Pope Francis and what Pope Francis actually said in his answer. Pullella – “Today, you […]

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Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primaries – Oompa Loompas!

The Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire Primaries are the Oompa Loompas of presidential politics. I’m often asked, “why do Iowa and New Hampshire get to pick the nominees?” There are a lot of reasons most notably history, tradition, and the state laws of both Iowa and New Hampshire. Like Oompa Loompas – they just are. […]

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Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina – Channeling Tom Petty

“Well I won’t back down, no I won’t back down You can stand me up at the gates of Hell but I won’t back down Gonna stand my ground, won’t be turned around And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down Gonna stand my ground and I won’t back down”   These lyrics from […]

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Cold Fusion – Trend Following Edition #1

One locality in the Commonwealth of Virginia has voted almost exactly the same way as the entire state in the last FOUR statewide elections. Four for four. No other locality is even close to this performance. Look at this consistency: UPDATED VERSION! Dr. Bob Holsworth corrected me on the 2006 US Senate results – previous […]

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Cold Fusion – ObamaCare v Thanksgiving Edition

Americans all across this great land are carrying out their holiday travel to gather with their families for the sole purpose of giving thanks. With food. While not a holy day holiday, American Thanksgiving has become (sorry Andy Williams) our Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Why? It’s easy. Check out this horrific list of […]

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Cold Fusion – Sheriff Buford T. Justice Edition

Pop Culture – Political Reality all rolled into one. But first a little cinematic history for context. The movie Smokey and the Bandit opens with Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason) of Texas surprising several young men who are “cleaning” a car which had been abandoned by Justice’s would be daughter-in-law (Sally Field) who left […]

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Cold Fusion – Ferris Bueller Edition

If one assumes that Ferris Bueller was a second semester senior in the 1986 classic comedy hit “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, today he would be 44 or 45. While Ferris would have never voted for Ronald Reagan, he was a child of the times as we all are children of our times. But who was […]

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Cold Fusion – Eleven Campaign Rules Edition

The final two weeks of a campaign are just that – the last days. By this point – EVERY OCTOBER – in Virginia, the electorate decides. Whether the electorate shows up or not determines the outcome. But the decisions have been made. We’re on final approach. Please make sure your seat backs and tray tables […]

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