The Voters Will Be the Brokers for this Convention

The political elites have been floating rumors and strategies of a brokered convention.  I believe that the only brokers for this upcoming Republican Convention will be the voters in the primaries.  All eyes will be on Ohio and Florida tomorrow. If Donald Trump wins those two states, he is practically assured the nomination.

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Observations from Last Night’s Debate

Last night’s main event debate was interesting. There was no clear winner in the prime time debate. With 10 candidates on stage, I did not expect to see any single one tower over all of the others. My observations are more about which ones got my attention. Continue reading

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Thoughts on Debate Tonight

The long-anticipated first Republican Presidential Debates are tonight. I have a few thoughts about both events.

There will be an earlier debate forum for the candidates who did not make the top ten list. Every candidate, no doubt, wanted to be at the main event.

For those who did not reach that threshold, the earlier event offers a unique opportunity to make lemonade out of lemons. There will be fewer of them on stage and there won’t be the drama of waiting to watch a crash. Continue reading

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Review of John Kasich Presidential Candidacy Announcement

Ohio Governor John Kasich announced his candidacy on July 21, 2005 at his alma mater of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. His speech lasted a little more than 40 minutes.

After introducing his twin daughters and his wife on the stage with him, he turned to the American dream. He talked about drawing inspiration from the past in order to carry it forward to the next generation.

“…we can all work to make sure the next generation is going to be in a position of greater strength than what we received. And I get my inspiration from the people who came before me. And I want to tell you about a few of the ones that inspire me.” Continue reading

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