Donald Trump may be an idiot, but even an idiot can accidentally hit on the right strategy. He knows that his so-called base, about 40%, isn’t enough to get him re-elected. And there’s nothing he can do to add to it. So his only hope is to discourage enough of the other 60% from voting … Continue reading THE CAMPAIGN AS OF AUGUST 2019
Apparently in American presidential politics there’s something called a base. The Democrats have one, the Republics have another, and Donald Trump has his very own. Voters who don’t belong to a base can drift from one candidate to another, but not if you do belong to one. But if you’re a member of one you … Continue reading WHAT’S A POLITICIAN’S BASE?
In the words of Shakespeare’s Mark Anthony, “The evil that men do live after them. The good is oft interred with their bones.” Fortunately it’s the opposite with political prognostications. No one remembers if you get it wrong. But if you get it right, you’re forever cited for being incredibly astute. So yes, it’s a … Continue reading THE NEXT FOURTEEN YEARS