Our extremist nation: Trump or Sanders?

Do you want the fascist or the socialist? The New Hampshire primary didn’t hold as many surprises as the Iowa kerfufflaucus. The final two polls going into Tuesday showed that Donald Trump would win, John Kasich would take second, and Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Jeb Bush would be fighting it out for third. That Rubio fell down to fifth has to be blamed on his performance at the Saturday night debate, and the coverage that resulted from it. Christie, Fiorina and Carson were expected to finish sixth, seventh and…

Polite Politics Podcast Season 2, #8: New Hampshire and the Trump Phenomenon

The latest Polite Politics Podcast breaks down what happened in New Hampshire and how the primary campaign will look moving forward. Along the way, best-selling author and persuasion expert Kurt Mortensen drops by to explain the Donald Trump phenomenon. Be sure to listen to the latest Polite Politics Podcast. Need more politics? Subscribe!

Preview of the ABC New Hampshire #GOPDebate

To set up the stage for the ABC New Hampshire Debate in the Republican primaries, we need to first see what Iowa taught us. 1. The polls haven’t settled yet. I’ve been grousing about the polls looking sloppier and sloppier as Iowa approached. Small sample sizes. Large margin of errors. The final poll that was supposed to be the best was the Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll, which had a MOE of 4%. So by almost that percentage, they overestimated Trump and underestimated Cruz, and Rubio did over 8% better in…

2016 Republican Presidential Debate ‘Voters First’ Forum [video]

From the video description: All current or likely Republican presidential candidates were invited to take part in a “Voters First Republican Presidential Forum” on the campus of St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. This event was the first opportunity to hear all of the 2016 Republican presidential candidates on one stage. The candidates appeared one at a time, answering questions determined by the editors of the Union Leader based on the topics suggested by the public. Senators Crux (R-TX), Paul (R-KY), and Rubio (R-FL) appeared via video link from Washington, D.C. Jack Heath…

The Inevitable President Hillary and Other 2016 Musings

I can’t say I learned anything new from Hillary Clinton’s interview with Diane Sawyer. Hillary said she hasn’t made up her mind if she’s running for President in 2016. This, of course, is a lie, but it’s a lie we dance around every mid-term. 2006, 2010, 2014 are the years for midterm swings in Congress, but they are also the years for people who have every intention of running for President to issue denials that they’ve made up their mind.The remark that’s received the most publicity is the one about…