Tag Archives: 2016 presidential campaign

Throwback Thursday: On considering race and gender for political appointments

In his piece about the advantages African-American candidates have in presidential primaries, Ben Smith suggested that “the Romney/ Ryan debacle did probably guarantee one thing: That the Republican Party will never again present a ticket with two white men on … Continue reading

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The next presidential landslide

It’s been a while since we’ve had a true landslide presidential election. The general definition has been 55% of the popular vote. Clinton’s 1996 reelection comes close, as he did beat Dole by 8.5%, even if he didn’t get a majority … Continue reading

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Thursday Throwback: Changing Election Laws

Several years ago, there was a brief discussion about whether Republicans might change the law, so that key swing states, the electoral votes would go to the winner of congressional districts. This is the current system for Maine and Nebraska. … Continue reading

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Florida Voters

A weird thing about Florida. In the 2004, 2008 and 2012 elections, turnout in Florida was higher than in Texas, despite Texas having a much higher population. In 2012, 8,474,179 voters came out in Florida compared to 8,077,795 in Texas. New York … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Chris Christie As An Independent

I found this in the drafts section from a few years back. It’s pretty clear things have gone in a different direction. Here’s what I wrote then… In a shameless bit of link bait, Joe Concha of Mediaite suggested Chris … Continue reading

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Precedent and Presidents

There’s a profile in Politico about Jason Kander, former Secretary of State in Missouri, who lost a close race for Senate. Some people in a political forum I frequent want him to run for President for a strength of that. … Continue reading

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The Left’s Confederate Flag

Tim Graham of Newsbusters wrote about a topic I’ve been thinking about: how the left opposes confederate flags, while supporting similarly problematic soviet imagery. Two years ago, a Kevin Williamson piece on Bernie Sanders got some angry responses from the left, … Continue reading

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