From the daily archives: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Another Sunday came and went with Ohio’s term-limited governor soaking up the kind of national media attention he lusts for, about whether he’s still a Republican and if he’ll follow up two losing runs for president with a third one.

Lame-duck Gov. John Kasich got to play his favorite game of media hide and seek, teasing political talk-show hosts about whether he’ll run for president in 2020 regardless of whether President Donald Trump will still be president. Kasich loves to use  a comment by his wife, that no one knows is true or not, to set up his crafty answer […]

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Season’s Greetings From Trump

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We began the week end on a high note: President “Liddle Don Don” arrived at the Values Voters Summit in his usual grand manner to reassure us that we could say Merry Christmas again (applause), even if we choose to say it before the first holiday reminders appear in store windows before Labor Day.

Actually the gathering of religious conservatives – the first, Trump boasted, that a U.S. president ever graced – was arranged to bash gays, unpatriotic black football players who can now forget about going to Heaven, and, as always, Barack Obama. (Applause with some hallelujahs.)

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There has been an inordinate amount of soul searching, gnashing of teeth, self-reflection, introspection, finger-pointing and general angst among Democrats after losing so badly to fake Republican Donald J. Trump in 2016.

Trump’s national approval rating now is down to 32 percent, and in the Buckeye State, where he beat Hillary Clinton last year by not quite nine points, his net approval rate is just 14 percent. Other reliable polling shows the same cratering. FiveThirtyEight has him at 37.5 percent. Real Clear Politics has him at 38.6 percent. Pollster has him […]

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