2016 Republicans

Poll Watch: Episode 4 (Jeb Stares into The Abyss)

August 31, 2015

I think Jeb’s candidacy is dead.  If not, it’s definitely Last Rites time.  At the moment, he’s in an incalculably bad position and has himself to blame. Continue reading

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2016 Democrats, 2016 General Election, History

Is Hillary a Historically Bad Candidate? (Part Three)

August 24, 2015

Our multi-part series reviewing past candidates to see where/how 2016 Hillary Clinton compares rolls along with a look at the worst of the best and the best of the worst.

Part One gave us the 6 best presidential political performances since 1948.  These are our Hall of Famers.

Part Two included 9 more General Election winners.  These are our All-Stars.  Of the 15 best performances in the last 17 election cycles, all were candidates who won election or re-election.  After all, winning is sort of the idea. Continue reading

2016 Democrats, 2016 General Election, History

Is Hillary a Historically Bad Candidate? (Part Two)

August 21, 2015

We continue our look at the ghost of election cycles past to see if Hillary Clinton is really as bad a politician as many are saying.

If you haven’t read Part One, highly recommend catching up on the whole architecture of this attempt to quantify opinions.  Plus, you can read about the 5 best presidential politicians since 1948.

Moving on to the next group….

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2016 Democrats, 2016 General Election, History

Is Hillary a Historically Bad Candidate? (Part One)

August 20, 2015

In 2008, Hillary Clinton underperformed expectations.  A majority of clear front-runners win the nomination.  She didn’t.  However, many have bumps along the road.  Hillary ran into the sinkhole that was Generational Political Talent Barack Obama.  Many front-runners would have eventually surrendered to him.

With several years to prepare for her 2016 do-over, and the largest front-runner advantage of any non-incumbent candidate in at least 84 years (possibly since George Washington–it’s either him after winning the Revolutionary War, Ulysses S. Grant after winning he Civil War, William Howard Taft who was Teddy Roosevelt’s chosen one in 1908 or FDR in 1932), Candidate Clinton is now struggling with Bernie Sanders.

It is now fair to ask; is Hillary the worst Big Time presidential candidate in American History? Continue reading