For all the talk about the strength of Hillary Clinton’s coalition against Sanders, it’s not much different from the one she put together in 2008. The one (and very important) exception is her strength today among African-American voters. Just take a look at the how well Clinton is polling in North Carolina among African-Americans today versus how she poorly she did with these voters in 2008....
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By now, everyone has an opinion on who “won” and “lost” 1) the summer; 2) the last debate and 3) the momentum to win the party nomination. What’s more important is to see how actual voters see this race. The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll – the gold standard of public opinion polling IMHO – is out with its latest survey which both upends and justifies the current inside-the-Beltway...
What did we learn from Scott Walker’s very brief foray into presidential politics? And, what does the race for the nomination look like now that he’s gone?
At its core, politics is all about timing. Are you the right candidate with the right message at the right moment? At some level, Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton would seem to be the right candidates for the moment. After all, Republicans have been frustrated since 2008 by two things: 1. Obama's lack of executive/leadership experience and; 2. the lack of GOP control of the White House to roll-back...
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