POTUS 2016

Kids Say the Smartest Things

Kids Say the Smartest Things

“Pete, with Super Tuesday coming up, it’s obvious fewer Democrats will vote in Texas than Republicans, which will effect its importance. Who do you think needs to do well in which states?” The questioner…a 12 year old. “Trump insults...

 

South Carolina’s Battle of Endorsements

South Carolina’s Battle of Endorsements

I’m of the belief that endorsements, in isolated form, matter little. When packaged together, however, endorsements can tell a story and that story can lead to victory. In South Carolina, there are multiple candidates trying their hand at...

 

My Weekend in Iowa

My Weekend in Iowa

“People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball.  America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again.  But baseball has marked the time....

 

Column: As Trump Rises, We Fall

Column: As Trump Rises, We Fall

I’m a day late and a dollar short, but let me add to the chorus: Donald Trump cannot be the next president of the United States.     I write those words first and foremost as a concerned American. But I also write them as a Millennial...

 

Cruz’s Who vs. What Gamble

Cruz’s Who vs. What Gamble

In an attempt, I suppose, to combat aggressive actors on the world stage and political partisans at home, some voters are opting for the “who” – personality driven candidates – rather than the “what” – the issues that should drive...

 

Carson Not Heeding Own Advice

Carson Not Heeding Own Advice

The mass staff exodus from Dr. Ben Caron’s presidential campaign exposed an under-reported quality in candidates: choosing the right people to give advice. As Carson’s now former campaign manager, Barry Bennett, said, “You have to surround...

 

Trump Plays Villain & Justice League Republicans Fight Back

Trump Plays Villain & Justice League Republicans Fight Back

Donald Trump went into the second Republican presidential debate underwater in favorability ratings but surprisingly buoyant in horse race match-ups against his competitors. While the resiliency of those numbers confounds political prognosticators...

 

CNN Column: Democrats, have no fear! There’s history to be made

CNN Column: Democrats, have no fear! There’s history to be made

No matter who it is, the 2016 Democratic nominee for president would make history if elected. Sure, Hillary Clinton’s hypothetical inauguration gets all the glory for the mere possibility that she might be the first woman to crack the...

 

Run, Joe, Run?

Run, Joe, Run?

In September 2013, right here at TheFrontRowSeat.com, I asked “Does anyone literally want Joe Biden to run in 2016?” “Our gregarious vice president is already making the rounds, commanding the stage in early primary states, lobbing...

 

Carly’s Challenge

Carly’s Challenge

Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO and one time U.S. Senate candidate, found herself the talk of the town following an impressive performance in the first presidential debate of the 2016 cycle. Her crisp responses and sharp critiques...

 
 
 
 
 
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