Now there’s a shock. I can’t believe it. Who would have thought???
Look, any Republican that would jump at a guest spot on Morning Joe (as we suspect Mr. Kasich would) probably would be happier in some other party. The country has moved on.
This is a deeply important question for conservatives. Or do we have a country of federalists who only care about local control if there are Democrats running Washington DC?
Winds of Change.
This just happened in the next university town down the road from me in Harrisonburg. Hardball politics is in the air. I smell it wafting over the mountains.
Somewhere along the way Northern Virginia, populated with lots of government workers and people originally from the Northeast came to dominate my beloved Virginia. Now we have many of the same political problems people north of the Mason Dixon do. Heck we even have Terry McCauliffe, crony extraordinaire as our governor.
An excellent video. How much better would the debates have been had Gary Johnson and Jill Stein been on the stage too?
The debates are one of the croniest parts of our electoral process. And the whole thing is of course crony.
Like him, don’t like him, or otherwise Johnson should be in the debates even with less than 15% support in national polls (he’s around 10%). The club needs to be opened up.
(From The Hill)
A former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) is calling for Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson to be included in the presidential debates…
I will state for the record, again, that RED is not a conservative color. Blue was always the color of the Republican Party until the the 1992 election when the news networks flipped the colors. Dems were always RED, the color of the Left, and Republicans were always BLUE. And again, Texas is not a red state, North Korea is.
Also, so where is the libertarian feed?
Saying these things this is an interesting tool.
From the dawn of the revolt.
And he wasn’t saying it in the “we don’t have a democracy, we have a republic” sense.
Sadly he’s largely right.
Though I do get the sense that people are pretty fed up with the political duopoly. Perhaps even fed up enough to actually do something about it. We are in the midst of a significant and complicated political realignment. I might be a bit more optimistic than Doctor Paul here.
Pat Caddell is cantankerous in a charming uncharming way. He’s a grump who is grumpy for very good reason and who reflects the grumpiness of an isolated and marginalized (to date) electorate. He is angry. We’re angry. And he is right, it is a travesty that the presidential debates are limited to the the Democratic and Republican nominees.
“I used to think there was a big difference.” – Chris Matthews
To be fair Debbie isn’t really running things. She has bosses who determine direction. But even still.
Kudos to Chris Matthews for a good question.
Bernie is pushing the Dems in interesting directions and creating contrasts and shadows where there weren’t ones before.
Trump is doing similar things in the GOP.
Fun to watch.
Like Hillary Clinton Ms. Fiorina is the only woman running for the presidential nomination in her party. But that’s pretty much where the similarities stop, as Edward Hudgins reports.