Not even the “faithless electors” could stop Donald Trump today

Well, despite the shameful, pathetic, last-ditch effort of opponents of Donald Trump to try and harass Trump electors into switching sides today, it all ended in colossal failure. Just as Jill Stein’s expensive recount effort was a failure. Just as, heck, their entire election was a failure.  Trump has secured 304 electoral votes in the official…

The craziest campaign ever ends fittingly: with the craziest result ever

I guess it makes sense that the craziest election campaign anyone ever witnessed would produce a spectacularly crazy result.  And I still can’t believe it. Honestly, after witnessing Donald Trump’s campaign from the beginning, I have to come back to the question — how on earth could anyone run such an cringeworthy, divisive, unending gong show…

Scary incident for Trump tonight in Reno

Someone tried to storm the stage at Donald Trump’s rally tonight in Reno, Nevada and Trump was rushed off the stage by the Secret Service. Scary business, but it appears order was restored quickly. Story here.

If you get tired of the US election gong show: French campaign is under way

I notice Alain Juppe and Nicolas Sarkozy were going at it in their primary-election presidential debate. Nice to know we’ll have another fun presidential election to follow after this American one is done with — complete with its own xenophobic/isolationist/protectionist/half-crazed candidate (Marine Le Pen).

Steve Bannon of Breitbart tasked with saving Trump’s sinking ship

The news of the day is that the Donald Trump 2016 presidential run has taken on Steve Bannon to head their campaign.  Steve Bannon is the same guy who is executive chairman of Breitbart, the man who turned that organization away from being a mainstream conservative website to being a full-on vehicle for Trump and for…

It’s time!!! Donald Trump speaks tonight

So here we go, the final night of the GOP convention, and Donald Trump will be giving his acceptance speech tonight on what sounds like a “law and order” theme. Thank God, I was getting tired of listening to all this Hillary-bashing. Right now, the RNC chair Reince Priebus is up there bashing Clinton. It’s…

Weekend political conventions dominate the News from Nowhere

Well, this past weekend was a big one of political conventions here in North America — but before I talk about Canada’s Conservatives or Liberals I want to talk about the USA’s Libertarians. The Libertarians held their convention in some hotel in Orlando, and unfortunately they looked every bit like a fringe group. I watched…

Now, thoughts on the latest Trump scandal

Actually, I don’t have much today, but I think Donald Trump’s abortion remarks this week, saying women should be punished for having an abortion, then recanting his statement –once again show his epic capacity to open his mouth before thinking. He’s done this sort of thing a lot; like, for the entire campaign.  The Guardian…

Another state; another win for Trump

The projections went for Donald Trump right at 9pm Pacific time in Nevada.  Well, that was quick, we can all go to bed. And based on these results, I’m really wondering if Trump can be stopped.

It’s basically a three-man GOP race as S.C. puts Jeb Bush out of his misery

I don’t have a lot more to say about the South Carolina results that others have not already said. After last night, the only three viable candidates left in the Republican race for President are Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and of course the now-undisputed frontrunner Donald Trump.  Also left are two other not-so-viable stragglers who both ought…

The Bern, and the Donald, take New Hampshire

Just got back home to find out the big New Hampshire primary results. Bernie Sanders clobbered Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side, while Donald Trump clobbered everyone on the Republican side.  Moreover, the rest of the GOP field is in utter chaos. It sounds like it was an awful night for Marco Rubio, and it looks…

One more day until we know how NH has voted

   Just one more day left until we know who the winners are in the New Hampshire primary.  This is almost a foregone conclusion. It looks like Bernie Sanders from neighbouring Vermont is going to crush Hillary Clinton, but the real story will be if Hillary somehow doesn’t get crushed tomorrow. Then she can go…

GOP race: Rand Paul throws in the towel

Add one more name to the list of casualties from the Iowa caucuses. Rand Paul finished fifth there, but that was obviously not the kind of finish that was going to do much for him in the future, even though it was better than a few other people. So, Paul has suspended his campaign and will…

Now, some cautious political analysis as we move from Iowa to NH

   It is on to New Hampshire for most of the remaining Democratic and Republican field and I thought I would throw a few thoughts out there. In the end, really, I hesitate to join the chorus of people who are already overstating the significance of the results from Iowa. It is only one state,…

Iowa caucus results come in tonight!

     Well, it should be a fun night for the political junkies. There will be Iowa coverage tonight on Fox News (if you’re an elephant) or CNN (if you’re a donkey), as well as on C-SPAN and Politico. And of course, local coverage on WHO TV from Des Moines. I also plan regular updates on my Twitter feed….

The Fox debate show will go on, with or without Trump

   Tomorrow night is the big Fox News Republican presidential debate. We have good news and bad news. The good news is Rand Paul has made the cut and will actually be on the main stage this time.  The bad news is Donald Trump won’t be. This will surely disappoint Fox executives who were hoping for…

Wow, is Trump’s first TV ad ever bad. Still can’t believe he’s ahead.

Well, finally, at long last, Donald Trump’s arena-filling US Presidential campaign has released its first political commercial on Monday.  About time, too. I was wondering whether his ads were ever going to show up on Boston TV stations, which have been littered for weeks with commercials from the PAC backing the sinking Jeb Bush campaign, and…

17-person GOP pres. field is down to 16; Rick Perry quits the race

   The race for the Republican nomination for President has dropped from 17 candidates down to 16. Former Texas governor Rick Perry has quit the race.  This is no surprise, rumors had been flying for weeks about his campaign’s money troubles and how they had to lay off staff, and how badly the fundraising was going…

Politics week: everyone, and I mean everyone is running for President

   Before we switch to live continuous coverage of the Greek referendum tomorrow, I thought I would do another brief update of the USA presidential race on this July 4 Independence Day evening. The campaign launches just keep on coming, eh? This week New Jersey governor Chris Christie joined the campaign officially and he is…

Latest to run for President: Rand Paul. Big launch announcement today

Today, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announced he was running for President. He appears poised to be the “liberty” candidate in the race, the guy with the most libertarian and non-interventionist ideas to appeal to the “get government off our backs” people — though he is also often referred to as a “Tea Partier”, too. At least, that is…