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Will Biden Get In?

It seems like everybody else has.  So why not Vice President Joe Biden too?  After all, it’s quite common for a vice president to try to follow the top guy when his time’s up.  Gore followed Clinton; H.W. Bush followed Reagan.  Ford followed Nixon who followed Eisenhower.  Hubert Humphrey followed Johnson who followed Kennedy.  And on and on back in time.  So there’s certainly a precedent for it.

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The Trump Phenomenon

In the latest polls, Donald Trump is crushing his opposition for the Republican nomination for President.  He’s more than double the next candidate in line, Jeb Bush.  He’s soundly beating Ted Cruz among self-identified tea party voters, Mike Huckabee among evangelicals, and Jeb Bush among moderates.  And they were supposed to be the strongest candidates among these groups.

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Is Hillary Going Down?

Well, her position in the polls certainly has.  From the start, she was the presumptive nominee, the undisputed leader of the race for the Democratic nomination for president this time around.  Bernie Sanders, the socialist senator from Vermont, was 50+ points behind her, as were the other Democrats running – Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, Lincoln Chafee, et al.  Now Hillary’s losing to Bernie Sanders by 6 points in New Hampshire.  And after both candidates appeared at the state fair in Iowa, according to the Iowa Secretary of State’s straw vote poll, Sanders is beating Hillary by 11 points, 52-41.

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So Who Won The Debate?

First of all, I’m assuming that most of my blog readers either watched the debate(s) or saw enough of the coverage and commentary about the debate(s) over the past week that I can forgo discussing in great detail who said what in response to the questions asked.  I don’t want to waste your valuable time repeating what you’ve already seen and/or heard.  I’d rather give you my (unbiased?) analysis.  So here goes.

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