Plays for the Presidency™


GOP Jam, Webb’s Balloon, Carson’s Trump and Bernie’s Recast

November 12, 2015

Listen in to this companion podcast with Alan Kelly on SiriusXM POTUS 11-12-15   It’s been a busy fortnight on the 2016 election hustings.  Here’s a grab bag of some of the better plays by the presidential hopefuls: JAM  Ticked that […]

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Code Red: How a Coach and Candidate Diffused Media Bombs

October 26, 2015

When presented with a heapin’, helpin’ dish of humble pie, sometimes the best play to run is the one that hurts the most – what Parliamentary debaters and students of the Playmaker system know as the Disco.  Take two recent examples from […]


How Donald Put Jeb into Checkmate: Beware the Dreaded Zugzwang

October 20, 2015

For all the derision that Donald Trump dodges, one has to wonder if indeed he’s dumb, but more like a fox.  What appears lately to be a staple in The Donald’s arsenal is a savvy move of chess masters: The Zugswang. Zugzwang […]


How Fifty Words Have Saved Hillary and Iced Joe

October 5, 2015

Listen in to this companion podcast with Alan Kelly on SiriusXM POTUS 10-08-15   Fifty words is a micron in the measure of a lawmaker’s rhetoric.  But these 50 words of declared house speaker candidate Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) have instantly reversed the fortunes of Hillary […]


Carly is Trump Trouble: Talk and Tweets From the 2nd GOP Debate

September 17, 2015

Who needs Fallon, Colbert, Kimmel or Conan?  America was well-entertained by last night’s late night comedy, the second GOP presidential debate.  Below is a podcast of Alan Kelly’s post-debate analysis on SiriusXM POTUS with select live debate tweets. Bottom line […]