Tag Archives: Jeb Bush

Fleeting impressions from Trumpless debate

Fox News may have missed Donald Trump. Its viewership was down to 11-13 million viewers, half what they got in the first debate last fall. (The Democrats’ debates have had only eight million viewers, thanks to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s … Continue reading

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Republican debate the same, only more so

Donald Trump has changed his messages not one iota.  He stands by every single outrageous thing he has said and is absolutely unfazed when challenged. That may be what his supporters like about him.  Last evening’s unpleasantly raucous and poorly … Continue reading

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Stephanopoulos gets Trumped

Donald Trump  was more than ABC’s George Stephanopoulos could handle yesterday morning. He tried hard to counter Trump’s bluster, but in the end he failed miserably on one important question: Vladimir Putin and the killing of journalists in Russia. When Trump called Hillary … Continue reading

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Take-aways from GOP Presidential debate

Sometimes the answer to who wins a debate lies in what sticks with you two days after the event. In the case of Tuesday’s CNN GOP Presidential debate out of Las Vegas, there were several sparks that still glow.  After … Continue reading

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Last night’s winners and losers

Would Donald Trump tone down his junior high school playground bombast? Or, for that matter, would he say anything substantive in response to a policy question? Would Jeb Bush show some “cojones” in confronting Trump?  Would Carly Fiorina get in Trump’s … Continue reading

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Fox big winner in the debate

The big winner in last night’s “big boy” (top ten Republicans in polls, all male) debate was Fox News itself. While the network isn’t my default choice, the moderators, stalwart defenders of Republican orthodoxy,  and the format wrung the most out of … Continue reading

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Lesson for Bush in Dukakis

Jeb Bush put his foot in it last week when explaining his aspirations for improving the economy.  His assertion that “people need to work longer hours” continues to prompt outrage. Even looking at it in context doesn’t help much – “My … Continue reading

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