Plays for the Presidency™

 

Bubba’s Play: Did Bill Hurt or Help Hillary in Philly?

July 27, 2016

Listen to this companion podcast on SiriusXM POTUS 124. “It’s not the notes, it’s what’s between them. It’s what you don’t play that makes it jazz.” – Gary McRoberts, 1976 Watching Bill Clinton’s prime time address to the Democratic National Convention, it occurred to me that what mattered most was not what he said, but what he […]

Managing Melania: Grading My Predictions for Cleveland

July 20, 2016

Listen to this companion podcast on SiriusXM POTUS 124. Going into the 2016 Republican National Convention, I made a few predictions of the plays that would be run in Cleveland, all against the general idea that what we’d witness would be something akin to managed mayhem. Though there’s more to go, here’s how I’d score my guesses: Yes, so […]

Managed Mayhem: Predictions and Plays for the Cleveland GOP Convention

July 13, 2016

Listen to this companion podcast on SiriusXM POTUS 124. It’s full speed ahead as delegates and junkies alike settle in for two weeks of pure political theatre, some rehearsed, some improv. It won’t go like our simulation in March, but here are a few educated guesses on plays that could be run at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. THE PROVOCATEUR Donald Trump […]

The Newt and Pocahontas: Veep vs. Veep?

June 29, 2016

Listen to this companion podcast on SiriusXM POTUS 124.   When in the business of taunting it’s best to use a taunter. This is why Marco Rubio seemed silly in his attacks on Donald Trump. He’s new to knife fights. And it’s part and parcel for why Hillary Clinton can’t and shouldn’t bully the bully, or try. She’s a […]

Subliminal Plays and The Donald’s Apophasis

June 22, 2016

Listen to this companion podcast on SiriusXM POTUS 124. APOPHYSIS. Trump does it. Do you? tweets the astute tech CEO, Dave Kellogg. Here’s a definition: [uh–pof–uh-sis] The rhetorical device of mentioning a subject by stating that the subject will not be mentioned. I shall not discuss his cowardice or his treachery. Also known as a paralipsis, you might think of this […]