Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

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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Beware the crowdsmanship: Does the size of political rallies really mean much?

By Robert Mann Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is drawing large crowds at rallies almost everywhere he goes. Nearly 10,000 in Wisconsin; 8,000 in Dallas; more than 7,000 in Portland, Maine; more than 5,000 in Denver; and 3,000 in Minneapolis. … 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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Some straight talk for Bobby Jindal: Dude, you are not going to be president

Governor Jindal, it’s time for a little straight talk – the kind your advisors are obviously too afraid, or too blind, to give you. Dude, you are never going to be president. Seriously, snap out of it, man. It’s just … Continue reading

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Sticking it to the Lucky Duckies: Jindal tax plan forces poor to pay their fair share

By Robert Mann Isn’t it remarkable how much conservative politicians just hate – hate! — tax increases on the wealthy? Remember how they howled just a few months ago when President Obama signed into law a modest tax increase on … Continue reading

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Twilight for the campaign pros? The rise of the political quants

By Robert Mann After laboring in obscurity for years, it’s time for the political quants to bask in the spotlight of public and media acclaim.  According to just about every political observer, a shadowy team of data crunchers and computer … Continue reading

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Bobby Jindal, the USS GOP and the Iceberg

Little-known fact: Gov. Bobby Jindal‘s great-grandfather, Rakesh Jindal, was a passenger on the Titanic’s ill-fated voyage in 1912. Turns out that Rakesh was strolling on the deck that evening, enjoying the cool North Atlantic air, when he spied the enormous … Continue reading

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