On issues, this was Trump’s debate, but you won’t hear much about those

Guns. Supreme Court. Abortion. Immigration. Those were the first four topics in the first three questions from Wednesday night's debate (2nd Amendment and the Supreme Court were squeezed into the first question). On these issues, which are arguably the four most divisive between the two candidates, Donald Trump was composed, informed, and surprisingly eloquent. He was … Continue reading On issues, this was Trump’s debate, but you won’t hear much about those

The most strategically brilliant moment of the #Debate: Special prosecutor for Hillary

Every pundit will have an opinion based upon their own biases and their news agency's preferences. Some will highlight the move Donald Trump made to threaten Hillary Clinton directly. What they probably won't mention is that from a purely strategic perspective, his charge that as President he would appoint a special prosecutor to "look into" Clinton's "situation" was … Continue reading The most strategically brilliant moment of the #Debate: Special prosecutor for Hillary

Did Trump throw the debate to make people scared?

So I watched the debate, and it was terrible. Seriously. I was hoping to watch Trump completely obliterate Hillary, and yet all I saw was a lot of interrupting. As my three year old would say, it was a lot of "Blah Blah Blah." But maybe that was the point? Oddly enough, my wife, who … Continue reading Did Trump throw the debate to make people scared?

Why Trump will win Monday’s debate

By John Ruberry "I'm not an actor, I'm a movie star!" Peter O'Toole's Alan Swann character in My Favorite Year. A couple of writers I usually agree with, the Chicago Tribune's John Kass and Breitbart's Joel Pollak, the latter unsuccessfully  ran for Congress six years ago in the Illinois district where I live, are predicting … Continue reading Why Trump will win Monday’s debate

Why haven’t you heard of Ann Wofford GOP candidate in MA 3 Update: Debate Video

Let me introduce you to Ann Wofford she is the GOP candidate running in the Massachusetts 3rd District for congress Yesterday I had the pleasure of watching her debate incumbent Niki Tsongas in Devens Ma. and if you following my livetweet of the debate you would realize she is something special. Tsongas is a practiced … Continue reading Why haven’t you heard of Ann Wofford GOP candidate in MA 3 Update: Debate Video

Realville: The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations pays for Obama

Looking at the media reaction to the debate particularly from our friends in MSNBC perfectly illustrates the difference between Strategy and Tactics that I discussed in one of my premium commentaries. The left seems unanimous that Obama won this debate decisively, they point to the "women" questions. They point to Candy Crowley's "tackle" of Mitt … Continue reading Realville: The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations pays for Obama

Jon Golnik & Niki Tsongas Debate #1 Concord Carlisle HS

Today at Concord Carlisle HS Jon Golnik and Nikki Tsongas had the first of four debates on a cold rainy day while the NE Patriots were destroying the Buffalo Bills: I arrived in the rain People signed in up front with an area for press I was one of only three people were listed. There … Continue reading Jon Golnik & Niki Tsongas Debate #1 Concord Carlisle HS

The Great Gay Marriage Debate: Brian Brown vs Dan Savage

You might remember the story of Dan Savage savaging the bible at a High School speech, students walks out and Savage mocked the. Brian Brown at the time issued a challenge: Let me lay down a public challenge to Dan Savage right here and now: You want to savage the Bible? Christian morality? Traditional marriage? … Continue reading The Great Gay Marriage Debate: Brian Brown vs Dan Savage

Brave Sir Romney runs away… Update: Rick too?

Guess who's too busy for the next presidential debate: GOP Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney will skip a March 1 debate in Atlanta sponsored by CNN and the Georgia Republican Party, CBS News/National Journal has learned. "With eight other states voting on March 6th, we will be campaigning in other parts of the country and unable … Continue reading Brave Sir Romney runs away… Update: Rick too?

Saving lives in theory and practice The left’s reaction to the GOP debate

"They are creatures of that miserable sort who loudly proclaim that torture is too good for their enemies and then give tea and cigarettes to the first wounded German pilot who turns up at the back door. Do what you will, there is going to be some benevolence, as well as some malice, in your … Continue reading Saving lives in theory and practice The left’s reaction to the GOP debate

Morning Joe does it again: Update A reasonable voice on the left!

River Song (to the Doctor): I hate you Doctor: No you don't! Repeated line Doctor Who revived series seasons 5-6 In a period of 70 Minutes Morning Joe managed to demonstrate why it is so important a show and why it is so frustrating to watch at the same time. This morning During the 6 … Continue reading Morning Joe does it again: Update A reasonable voice on the left!

Questions from the ma-3 Debate

The question that has garnered so much attention was not the only one asked. Here are a series of questions that were asked and the candidate's answers: On the lame duck session: On Term Limits: On Illegal Immigration: On Government "creating" jobs On Legal immigration (lost the actual question changing memory cards) On Federal Regulation: … Continue reading Questions from the ma-3 Debate

Tonight’s Debate between Marty Lamb (R), Jim McGovern (D), Pat Barron (I)

Here is a slideshow of the debate accompanied by some commentary: I think it was an even fight, Marty Lamb and Pat Barron hit Jim McGovern, Jim McGovern and the Moderator hit Marty Lamb and Pat Barron 2 on 2. Even worse when the Moderator didn't like that hostile questions were directed at McGovern she … Continue reading Tonight’s Debate between Marty Lamb (R), Jim McGovern (D), Pat Barron (I)

My Debate with My Arch enemy atheist friend Chris at Center of Mass…

...is available at his podcast Center of Mass this morning. This is episode 16 if you are finding this later on. It is also available at iTunes. I first met Chris at the initial City Counsel meeting where he spoke on the other side. The room was filled with local people opposing Planned Parenthood and … Continue reading My Debate with My Arch enemy atheist friend Chris at Center of Mass…