Who would have thought it? Eight years of George Bush begat Barack Obama — remember “change we need”? — and eight years of Barack Obama has begat — what?
Voters in 2016 are even surlier, angrier, more disconsolate and more disenchanted with the U.S. political system than they were in 2008.
The choices are stark: It’s Clinton Inc. versus Trump Inc. versus Bloomberg Inc. versus none of the above. The first three will each spend a billion dollars or more to win... Read the full story »
From the News Gazette
Former Gov. Jim Edgar suggested last week that Republicans might not make any gains in the 39-20 advantage Democrats have in the Senate and 71-47 margin they have in the House.
“I don’t think there’s going to be enough change in the Legislature, one way or another. The top of the ticket is going to have an impact. If it’s Trump or Cruz (for the Republican Party), I don’t seem them playing well in Illinois,” said Edgar, who is running as a... Read the full story »
Apart from “Who’s gonna win…?” the most frequently asked question I get is about former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who, once again, is threatening to run for president as an independent candidate. This is the third such threat the multi-billionaire has made, which always gets attention because he is quite capable of investing a billion or more in his campaign.
His rationale is that Bernie Sanders could be the Democratic nominee and Donald Trump–or Ted Cruz–... Read the full story »