Thursday, November 21, 2013

Presidential popularity can't go below 32%

President Obama has a built in 32% base of popularity. The 12% of the population which is black can see no wrong in what ever  the presidents policies may be , and understandably so, is a formidable block. The social progressives , rabid environmentalists and assorted progressives and liberals make upn another 20%.  The Republican candidate must therefore work with the remaining 68% of the electorate and try to put together a hodge podge assortment of interests from far right zealots , social conservatives , doctors, small businesses and fiscal conservatives. , it is like herding cats.It is some what amazing that a republican candidate stands a chance in a nationwide election whe he or she has to 51% out of that 68% .  


Saturday, November 02, 2013

Republicans can Blow It

The obamacare fiasco gives the Republicans a good chance to make substantial political gains. Next year, when the employer insurance plan covered people find cancellations appearing the outcry will be louder . . However if the GOP decides to give senate seats to the democrats as they did in the last election by running ideological or incompetent candidates in Nevada, Missouri,Colorado and Delaware it will be a wasted election. It is possible to elect a republican idealogue to the house or a democrat idealogue to the house or senate, chicanery helps in the latter case. It is , with the exception of Utah or Texas very difficult to elect a republican idealogue to the senate. Let me suggest to the republicans they run fiscal conservatives for office and avoid the unnecessary clammoring of social issues. Especially avoiding candidates afflicted with silly "facts" and hoof in mouth disease