The GOP field after four states

Donald Trump has won three of the first four states in the GOP primary. No candidate has ever failed to win the nomination after winning three of the first four states, even though 46 states, five territories, and D.C. have yet to have a say. Let me post a question this way. If it was any other candidate, wouldn’t we have a narrower field by now? Maybe, maybe not. The 2012 Primary In 2012, when Iowa cast its votes, there were only seven candidates left in the race. Herman Cain,…

Why I’m on board the Marco Rubio train

There’s a few things about me that are very well-known. One, I’m a big Ron Paul fan and enthusiastically supported him in 2008 and 2012. Two, I have no problems voting outside of partisan affiliation, even going so far as to pick none of the above if I don’t feel that any candidate deserves my vote. (Jason Williams has gone so far as to call me a “true independent” on more than one occasion.) I will gladly and sometimes too gleefully rake the Republican Party (with which I am affiliated)…

Trump’s risky strategy (and why it will fail)

Donald Trump is a pretty savvy marketer. Despite having some pretty awful business acumen, he has managed to stay in the media and pop culture for decades. He’s used that particular to tap into a group of voters that has been largely ignored: the less educated working class (predominately white) poor to great effect in polls. And it’s unlikely to work. Trump isn’t the first candidate who swears up and down that they’ll tap into a previously disengaged voting demographic. Young people, poor people, various racial groups, and more have all…