Plays for the Presidency™


Rx for Trump Haters: Help Him

January 21, 2016

Listen to this companion podcast on SiriusXM POTUS 124   Back in November, I proposed a solution for Donald Trump haters: Encourage him.  The usual tricks have failed so it’s time to think different, I reasoned. I wasn’t kidding. From the perspective of the Table of Influence Strategies, none of the 24 plays one might […]

How Trump is Jumping Sharks, Cruz and Clinton

January 7, 2016

Listen to this companion podcast on SiriusXM POTUS 124   Evidence is amassing that Donald Trump knows exactly what he’s doing. Consider two new cases in the billionaire’s run for The White House: Jumping the Senator  With the Iowa caucuses only weeks away and polls confirming Ted Cruz’s lead, Trump has aimed his psycho-babble at a […]

Plays of 2015: Drafts, Darts and Dodges of The Donald

December 21, 2015

Listen to this companion podcast from SiriusXM POTUS 124 In 2015, there’s little doubt that plays (aka, influence strategies) were run in the race for The White House. Here are this year’s awards for the best and worst in political playmaking: PLAY OF THE YEAR: THE CLOSE CRUZ AWARD  Were it not for the audacious Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz would […]

How to Beat The Donald: Encourage Him

November 30, 2015

Listen to this companion podcast from SiriusXM POTUS 124 Handwringing has never been so vigorous in American politics.  Call them vanity candidates, protest candidates or, heck, qualified candidates — the likes of Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina are not supposed to happen in presidential contests. But they’re in the mix, and GOP fathers are worried one […]

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 debate moderators just can’t stop their game of gotcha (Bait plays, if you’re tracking closely), […]