New York may be the city that never sleeps, but it sure is the city (and the state) that likes to vote. The presidential primaries came to New York yesterday, and the results may just be a turning point in the campaign. As expected, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won big, and they acted like … Continue reading Primarily a New York State of Mind
Okay, you’ve seen the headline above, and you’re reading this post to see if I’ve gone crazy. Well, no, I’m just accepting the inevitable. Donald Trump is likely to win the presidency on November 8 because not enough Americans will realise how awful he will be and vote for him. They voted for Richard Nixon … Continue reading Why Trump will win: Remember Richard Nixon?
“If someone told you ten years ago that Donald Trump would win the New Hampshire primary for the Republicans and Bernie Sanders would win the Democratic primary, you would have said they were crazy.” That was Jake Tapper, CNN presenter, speaking to the nation only a few minutes after the polls closed and the network … Continue reading Sanders and Trump: An odd couple of winners
Pity the poor editorial page editor who has to predict who will win the US presidential election a year ahead of the ballot. I was thinking that the other night as I listened to Fred Hiatt, the editorial page editor of The Washington Post, who’s in Australia under the auspices of the US Studies Centre … Continue reading The US presidential election: Only 368 days to go!
"It was a great night for Democrats.” That was the reaction of Hilary Rosen, CNN political commentator, to the first Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate in Las Vegas. A Democratic strategist, she also thought it was a great night for her friend, Hillary Clinton, the former First Lady and Secretary of State. The respected Washington Post … Continue reading Hillary and Bernie: Democrats debating the real issues