Tag Archives: John McCain

Rigged? A lesson for Trump: How other losing presidential candidates conceded

By Robert Mann Donald Trump, October 2016: “I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged, I have to be honest. . . . November 8th, we’d better be careful, because that election is going to be rigged. And I … Continue reading

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The drums of war, again

By Robert Mann Hear that? It’s the sound of beating drums. They’re war drums, to be precise. Our political percussion section loves to play these familiar tunes. It practices its bellicose beats at every opportunity. It’s remarkable how eager we … Continue reading

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My advice to Bobby Jindal: Quit while you’re behind

By Robert Mann Not that he will ever ask me for political advice, but here’s what I’d tell Bobby Jindal if he asked what he should to salvage what’s left of his political career: Resign. Seriously, quit. Walk away. Vamoose. … Continue reading

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The GOP and Latinos: Will immigration reform change their relationship? Not likely

By Robert Mann Having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, some Republican leaders in Congress have finally decided to tack a different course this week by throwing their support behind major immigration reform. To … Continue reading

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Beware the Crowdsmanship: When it comes to campaign rallies, does size matter?

“We are entering the season of crowdsmanship, counting up the people who gather to see the presidential candidates on these autumn days,” political columnist Hugh Sidey observed in a Life magazine article in September 1968. “The prehistoric political ritual is … Continue reading

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Romney’s empathy deficit: What he never learned from his “brainwashed” father

There was once an honorable man who ran for president. He made a casual remark in an interview, which his opponents twisted out of context. They pounded him relentlessly with the remark and chuckled as he struggled to deal with … Continue reading

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