Category Archives: 2016 Presidential race

‘Trump Test’ Will Haunt the GOP in 2020


Re-posted from National Review Oct. 18, 2016 As a long-time loyal Republican, my chronic fear is that George W. Bush will be the last Republican president. (A fear expressed earlier this year by Bush himself.) This fear predates Donald J. … Continue reading

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GOP Nominee Needs 64 percent of the White Vote and 30 percent of the Non-White Vote to Win in ’16


Does Presidential Racial Group Voting Data Since 1976 Spell Doom for Republicans?   It is well-established among pollsters that for either party’s presidential nominee to win in 2016 they must attract the correct balance of what is now commonly referred … Continue reading

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Can Rick Perry Get A Second Chance With GOP Voters In 2016?


Author’s Note: On March 29, 2014  this piece was posted on  The Daily Beast.  After a disastrous presidential campaign in 2012, can Texas Governor Rick Perry mount a credible bid for the White House in 2016? Texas Governor Rick Perry is currently … Continue reading

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A Strong Social Movement to Elect the First Female President Spells Trouble for the GOP in 2016


There were two great national social movements of the 20th century, Civil Rights and the Women’s Movement. (Also known as the Feminist Movement, Women’s Liberation and Women’s Lib.) As these movements gained momentum they contributed to the social upheaval that … Continue reading

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