Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

Woke Republicans to the rescue?

An essay published in Politico by former Clinton campaign spokesman Jesse Ferguson describes how the Democratic Party plans to win following the 2016 debacle: move rightward toward Romney Democrats. Ferguson builds his house on a rotten foundation, claiming without irony “the Beltway has a fetish” for “the working-class community.” Really, how much time does your average DC […]

2016: The baby boomers last gasp? We can only hope so

President Obama’s election in 2008 heralded in a new era of political thinking and understanding. Much like Bill Clinton’s election in 1992 solidified the baby boomers’ generation as the ones in power, Obama’s election began the transition toward a younger, perhaps more liberal generation. But the 2016 presidential campaign has been the boomers revenge as […]

2016 emails 1996 campaign finance all over again? Clintonian deja vu

Call it Clintonian deja vu. In 1996, Bill Clinton was cruising to reelection and Democrats seemed destined to retake Congress after (what we at the time thought was an accidental) the 1994 GOP sweep. But late-breaking news intervened in 1996 cost the Democrats a chance to retake Congress while Clinton still cruised to reelection albeit […]

Poll: Clinton email scandal

The American political landscape was rocked on Friday by FBI Director James Comey’s decision to reopen the Clinton email probe. Do you feel this is a politically-motivated October surprise by a Republican FBI Director looking to help Donald Trump’s candidacy? Or is Comey trying to help Republican hold the Senate? Or perhaps Comey is simply […]

The Phlip Side: Presidential Election Math

By Sean Phillippi  The Electoral College is an arcane, and not completely democratic, way of electing a president. That being said, it is the system we have, so we must look at this election through the lens of the Electoral College map. For historical reference, here is the 2012 Electoral College projection I posted two […]

The Phlip Side: Which landslide election will 2016 emulate?

Editor’s note: This week Sean Phillippi begins a weekly column for TFS with his latest thoughts and observations from around the political landscape.  By Sean Phillippi Anyone who says that they know what is going to happen with this November’s presidential election is either lying to you, lying to themselves, or they simply don’t know […]

Florida will be competitive in November – Democrats remain in denial

Last week Steve Schale, who is one of the smartest Floridians out there predicted the state wouldn’t be a slam dunk for Democrats and reminded us that Rick Scott won twice with upside down favorable/unfavorable numbers. Many around the state in Democratic circles mocked Schale’s analysis – but why? Most of the push back was […]

The Democrats turnout problem in Florida is serious and could get worse

As we discussed Tuesday night on our Rabble.TV Election Coverage  and on this site, Democrats cast approximately 700,000 fewer ballots in Florida this Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) than Republicans did. This is despite the fact that  Florida has more registered Democrats than Republicans and minority turnout was impressive in Florida, with over half the ballots in the […]

Cocky Democrats Might Be Humbled in November with Clinton as Nominee

With the Republican freak show at the presidential level, a growing confidence bordering on cockiness has begun to sweep the ranks of institutional Democrats about the 2016 election. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will almost certainly be the Democratic nominee and as a defined and perhaps fatally flawed candidate, the risk of losses for the party […]

Does sexism represent a cornerstone of the American identity?

We keep hearing how things in the United States are better than ever. I happen to believe this country has made great strides in race relations and ethnic understanding even though work remains to be done. Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the Presidency is supposed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Americans have gotten beyond […]