Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 11 – Detroit, MI


  My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Talking times via NPR news Ted Cruz  (Talking time - 17:04) Was. On. Fire. Very strong attacks on Trump's positions and record. Had the best line of the night when he said that "Donald has a tenuous relationship with the truth." Great takes on pointing out … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 11 – Detroit, MI

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 10 – Houston, TX


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: The Knockdown in H-Town This assessment will be a bit different from previous debate scorecards. It is clear now that the contest is a 3-man race; Cruz, Rubio and Trump. Governor Kasich and Dr. Carson are essentially non-entities merely taking up stage space, so for the purposes … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 10 – Houston, TX

A Winning Ticket for the GOP Presidential Nomination


America faces a serious choice in 2016. The question is a simple one. Do we continue or expand upon the policies of Barack Obama, or do we make a decisive choice to step away from the abyss and back into the light of freedom and justice by renewing the promise of a new American century? … Continue reading A Winning Ticket for the GOP Presidential Nomination

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 9 – Greenville, SC


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: First and foremost; having only 6 candidates on stage really opened up the debate. Without the unnecessary distractions of has-been, wannabe candidates crowding the stage and chewing up valuable time, the remaining field was able to engage the issues and each other; which is what led … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 9 – Greenville, SC

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 8 – Manchester, NH


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Talking times via NPR news & Betsy Woodruff First of all, the opening introduction of the candidates by the ABC News moderators was badly - badly - bungled. Candidates either didn't hear their names being called, or they were being called out-of-order, and so they came … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 8 – Manchester, NH

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 7 – Des Moines, IA


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Marco Rubio did extremely well as the winner of the debate. His very good answers on a range of issues; Hillary Clinton's complete lack of qualifications for the presidency, immigration, and rational foreign policy served to distinguish him from the lower tier of competition. His statement that Iran's leaders want to hold America … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 7 – Des Moines, IA

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 6 – N. Charleston, SC


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Ted Cruz did extremely well, with a bit of an uneven performance. While he has become the candidate best positioned to represent the Conservative / Liberty / Tea Party elements of the party, and is a darling of the evangelical wing, his ability to counter Rubio, while keeping Trump at bay … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 6 – N. Charleston, SC

Thank You, Barack; Thank You, Donald


Barack Obama and Donald Trump have done much to clarify the stakes in the 2016 presidential election. Obama through his stubborn, imposition of a failed, liberal, leftist agenda on an unwilling, resistant citizenry; Trump by raising and exploiting toxic issues that would have imploded any other campaign, attacking Hillary Clinton with impunity, and by forcing … Continue reading Thank You, Barack; Thank You, Donald

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 5 – Las Vegas


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Ted Cruz did extremely well. He has positioned himself as the tea party outsider and evangelical favorite, countering Rubio, who is now atop the polls of establishment favorites. His confrontation with Rubio on immigration, data sweeps by intelligence agencies and regime change in the Middle East, set the stage for the debate Conservatives … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 5 – Las Vegas

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 4


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Ted Cruz was very impressive and strong. He consistently offered substantive answers on complex questions, highlighting his extensive knowledge on the issues. His delivery - when not too packaged - is forthright and on-point. He did best when attacking the crony corporatism in big government, and … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 4

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 3


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Marco Rubio Excellent performance. Memorable, passionate and smart answers to questions that allowed him to really distinguish himself. His confrontation with Jeb Bush may have delivered the needed mortal blow to the former Governor's campaign. His epic take-down of Hillary Clinton and her mainstream media toadies, publicly … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 3

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 2


My personal assessment of the GOP debates - Main Event & Undercard combined: Carly Fiorina proved conclusively that she should not only belonged on the main stage, but may well be worthy of a spot on the GOP ticket. Possibly even at the top. Sharp. Smart. Supremely confident. Passionate. She looked presidential, well-informed, non-establishment and tough, commanded the stage … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 2

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 1


My personal assessment of both GOP debates - Undercard and Main Event: Carly Fiorina proved conclusively that she should not only have been on the main stage, but may well be worthy of a spot on the GOP ticket. Possibly even at the top. Sharp. Smart. Supremely confident. Rick Perry needed to do much better to win the … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 1

Marco Rubio Announces He’s Running for President – Video and Text Links


Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced on April 13, 2015 that he was running for President. His tweet, sent out at 5:14 pm CST, during his speech the same day at Freedom Tower in Miami, Florida in which he outlined his motivation for a run: “Just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take … Continue reading Marco Rubio Announces He’s Running for President – Video and Text Links

Two Huge Steps Toward Justice For All


Change has come to America. Two key rulings this week by the United States Supreme Court rulings on Section 4 of the Civil Rights Voting Act in Shelby County v. Holder and Fisher v. University of Texas are momentous steps forward to fulfilling the dream of both Martin Luther King Jr. and all Americans that "One day this nation … Continue reading Two Huge Steps Toward Justice For All

Enabling Amnesty


The US Senate voted 53 to 47 today to defeat an amendment by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, that would have required a controlled border for six months before any immigrant here illegally could take the first steps toward citizenship. It was a reasonable and well-reasoned amendment to the White House-backed immigration legislation crafted by the "Gang … Continue reading Enabling Amnesty

State of the (Dis)Union – February 2013


The reelection of Barack Obama to the Presidency can be most readily explained through the lens of Cognitive Dissonance: Cognitive Dissonance is used to describe the feeling of discomfort that results from holding two conflicting beliefs. When there is a discrepancy between beliefs and behaviors, something must change in order to eliminate or reduce the … Continue reading State of the (Dis)Union – February 2013

Liberals Have The REAL Hispanic Problem


It occurs to me that with all the talk of the "Hispanic / Latino Electoral divide"  with regard to GOP / Conservative politics, the Republicans have the supremely upper hand when it comes to ACTUAL policy, ACTUAL candidates and ACTUAL leadership. As a group, Hispanics are natural Conservatives. They largely share the same values of Family, … Continue reading Liberals Have The REAL Hispanic Problem