Watched both debates last night. I know. I know. Still, here's my report.Florina. Best of the pack. She replaces Trump's faux outsider mythology with a true disdain for DC Dealing. Replaces Trump's bluster with intelligence, articulateness, specificity and credibility. Would destroy Hillary or Bernie (or Bloomberg, Biden or Warren). Electable. Few care.Christie-Cruz-Rubio. Tie for second.… Continue reading Debate

Dear Mr. Speaker,

Paul RyanSpeaker of the HouseJust received your “Personal Request” asking for my contribution to the NRCC. You say, “We must have every conservative step up…”Since 2000, what did conservative voters get from “our conservative candidates?” Let me make a partial list.Another huge, ineffective alphabet bureaucracy - DHS. A near quadrupling of the national debt. John… Continue reading Dear Mr. Speaker,

Looking into the void

There's one star and couple of dust clouds that might become stars. "The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must… Continue reading Looking into the void

So you don’t have to…

Last night, I watched fourteen (no Trump, no Gilmore, no Huckabee) of the GOP presidential candidates on C-SPAN in NH for 2 hours.It was a discussion format (not a debate) with some local radio guy asking questions of each candidate in a random (they drew numbers) sequence. Strictly timed. Questions were half change-ups, a quarter… Continue reading So you don’t have to…

Open Letter to Senator McConnell

Dear Mr. Majority Leader,I watched Senator Cruz speak on the Senate floor about your vow that there would be no vote allowed on renewal of the Export-Import Bank. Either Senator Cruz suffers from a catastrophic hearing impairment combined with serious cognitive disability, or your assurance was akin to “if you like your doctor, you can… Continue reading Open Letter to Senator McConnell

Blandly incinerating the base

@ronpaul @mittromneyIt’s very easy to excite the base with incendiary comments. We’ve seen throughout the campaign that if you’re willing to say really outrageous things that are accusatory and attacking President Obama that you’re going to jump up in the polls. You know, I’m not willing to light my hair on fire to try and… Continue reading Blandly incinerating the base

Ignore the infighting

We've been hearing lately about Newt's criticisms of Reagan and tendency to have too many ideas. We've been hearing lately about Mitt's rapacious activities at Bain Capital and his accounts in the Caymans. We've been hearing this from Mitt and Newt respectively.I'll start with sentiments I generally agree with as stated by The POH Diaries:Here’s… Continue reading Ignore the infighting


I understand Rush Limbaugh commented today on the GOP tendency to self-destruction, noting this comment,It's pretty clear the American people expect us to use the existing gridlock to create compromise and advance their agenda. They want us to come together [with the administration] after we agree to disagree.from Rep. Darrell Issa (R., CA).As the linked… Continue reading Compromise?