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Thoughts about the 2008 Presidential race – a “bitter” sweet Pennsylvania victory for Hillary Clinton

April 22, 2008

Any Presidential nomination battle is an expectations game as well as an endurance game. Victories tend to add to a candidate’s inevitability, while losses tend to dampen enthusiasm and fundraising. Since we last discussed this race in early March, buyers remorse began to set in with the Obama candidacy, while Hillary has doggedly remained in […]

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Thoughts about the 2008 Presidential race – the calm before the Pennsylvania storm

March 13, 2008

If one thing has been consistent throughout the topsy-turvy primary season, it is that a candidate’s fortunes can change as quickly as it takes for a new round of primary returns to come in. John McCain is now officially the Republican nominee, while Barack Obama’s glaring weakness with “downscale” Democrats keeps Hillary Clinton closely behind. […]

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Thoughts about the 2008 Presidential race – Super Tuesday II Aftermath

March 5, 2008

Article to come. On the Democratic side,  Hillary wins comfortably in Ohio and “Liberal Rhody.” Hillary narrowly wins the popular vote in Texas. Obama wins easily in Vermont. On the Republican side, John McCain clinches the Republican nomination (and Mike Huckabee gracefully conceded) while sweeping all four states. However, it’s worth noticing that he barely […]

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Thoughts about the 2008 Presidential race – Pre Super Tuesday II

February 19, 2008

In less than two weeks, the Republican nomination is essentially settled, while Hillary Clinton faces a “do or die” situation in Ohio and Texas on March 4. We will discuss where the race stands at this point. Democrats After the Louisiana primary, not only did Obama’s winning streak continue (as of the time of this […]

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Thoughts about the 2008 Presidential race – Louisiana aftermath

February 10, 2008

In the space of two weeks, the Presidential race has been simplified on both sides. We will discuss where the race stands in the aftermath of the Louisiana primary. [ad#Google Adsense] Democrats Super Tuesday was essentially a draw, with Obama posting some impressive wins from Connecticut to Alaska. And while Hillary won most of the […]

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Graphical “Super Duper Tuesday” results

February 5, 2008

Republicans: Executive Summary: McCain is in strong shape, Romney’s viability is in question, and Huckabee gets new life – even though he’s carried about all he can (except for upcoming Louisiana and Mississippi primaries) Democrats: Executive Summary: While the “Hillarycratic” coalition of downscale/union/Hispanic voters remains unshakable (and enabled her to carry Arizona, California, New Jersey, […]

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Thoughts about the 2008 Presidential race – Florida aftermath

January 29, 2008

Now that the Florida votes have been cast, it’s worth noticing some things that have become apparent: [ad#Google Adsense] Democrats Hillary Clinton’s victory, while (as of the time of this writing) a respectable 50-33% over Barack Obama, was not impressive when you consider that Democrats ignored Florida due to its audacity to hold a primary […]

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Thoughts about the 2008 Presidential race – so far

January 26, 2008

For the first time since 1952, both parties are facing nomination battles with neither an incumbent President nor Vice President running. Thus far, the contests on both sides have been pretty fluid. In this article, we will discuss the race from both parties’ perspectives. [ad#Google Adsense] Democrats While the Democratic nomination has appeared to see-saw […]

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How Mary Landrieu can be defeated – “Old Louisiana” vs. “New Louisiana”

January 14, 2008

Though Republicans face tough sledding in this year’s Senate election, Mary Landrieu, despite her two terms, is generally considered to be the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent. This is confirmed by recent polls showing with a narrow lead over likely challenger John Kennedy (the State Treasurer and a recent Republican convert). [ad#Google Adsense] However, those hoping […]

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The 2007 Elections – Effect of Term Limits (Part I)

December 6, 2007

Part of the seeds of change in 2007 were sown in 1995. That year was the high-water mark for term-limits, and then state representative David Vitter persuaded the Legislature to pass the proposed constitutional amendment, which limited legislators to 12 years in each chamber for legislative service beginning in 1996. At the time the legislation […]

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