Plays for the Presidency™

Bait and Wait: How Hillary Trapped a Strategy-Free Trump

September 28, 2016

From my reading of the left-leaning New York Times to my perch at the right-leaning Peter’s Carry-Out, most agree that Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in the first presidential debate. I’d predicted last week that the funniest candidate would win and, sure enough, my trusty laugh-o-meter scored […]

Debate Prediction: How the Funnier Foe Will Win It

September 21, 2016

In a famous debate moment of the 1984 presidential election, a 73-year-old Ronald Reagan said of Democratic nominee Walter Mondale — and to roars of laughter — “I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not […]

Birther Breach: Trump’s Annotated Plays

September 19, 2016

Last week, Donald Trump’s poisonous campaign to call President Obama’s American birthright into question came back to bite him. Flanked by military veterans and against the backdrop of his newly-opened Trump D.C. hotel, The Donald finally admitted, flatly, that Barack Obama was born […]

Basket Case: How Trump Beat Hillary’s Deplorable Attack

September 13, 2016

Hillary Clinton is, if nothing, careful. Her supporters will tell you that this is the crucial characteristic that she and other women in spotlights are required to exhibit. They are held to a higher standard by dint of sexism. Link that […]

Dark Horses and Libertarians: The Plays of Gary Johnson

September 7, 2016

In 1980, the career Republican Illinois congressman John B. Anderson made an independent party bid for the American presidency, mounting a rising-and-fall challenge to the incumbent Democratic sitting president, Jimmy Carter, and the surging Republican nominee, Ronald Reagan. To say that Anderson […]