Londonderry, N.H. The final questioner at a deliberately understated Donald Trump town hall was a former United Airlines flight attendant who had almost been working on one of the doomed 9/11 flights. As she explained in her moving, but rambling, tale of survivor guilt, I was so angry and so sad. And the two together, it was tough to function.
Like other humans, women dont usually love being told how to feel, what to think or whom to support. Guilt trips often go nowhere. And threats that those naughty girls who wont fall in line just might go to hell? They not only dont work, but backfire.
NASHUA, N.H. What will happen in Tuesdays Republican primary here? First, lets examine the unlikely possibility that someone other than Donald Trump could win the state. Again, this is highly unlikely, as The Donald has amassed a yuge lead, but of course its still possible; New Hampshire likes to surprise us, likes to keep us guessing.
Bedford, N.H. Tom Ridge had barely begun introducing Jeb Bush at a town hall here on Saturday when he called out to the over-capacity crowd, Lets talk about getting George Bush elected!
Hillary Clintons victory in Iowa Monday night was far more decisive than the razor-thin margin would indicate.
This is the moment they said would never happen, Marco Rubio declared after the Iowa results were announced. For months they told us we had no chance. Because we offered too much optimism in a time of anger, we had no chance.
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If former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg decides to run for president this year, hes not going to win. He should still run, however, to establish a moderate political movement that lasts beyond 2016.
If you are a Democratic member of Congress or care about someone who is, I understand the pit in your stomach. Hillary Clinton had a 69-percent approval rating when you thought shed boogaloo her way to the nomination in 2016. Now that it actually is 2016, its Bernard Sanders, the 74-year-old unkempt, professional grump who is filling stadiums with college kids and running ads so good they make you remember why you got into this soul-crushing business in the first place. And did I mention hes a socialist?
Bulletin: The Iowa caucuses did not nominate a presidential candidate in either party.
While the decision makers at news organizations from the Public Broadcasting System to CNN and the three major networks scramble to appeal to younger viewers, often by skewing younger with their hosts and commentators, Republican and Democratic voters in Iowa and nationally have embraced a remarkably mature handful of top tier candidates.
Have we entered a new period in American politics, when establishment candidates on the GOP side dont win their partys nomination? That is the question I posed in a June 4, 2015 column. It is still a relevant question.
In a middle school classroom in north Los Angeles, a group of mostly-Latino eighth graders were asked to explain what they knew about the candidates running for president. Their answers should make every Republican worry about the future. The three terms that came up over and over again, in conjunction with one another, were Donald Trump, racist and Republican Party.