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|Lincoln Chaffee, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, Bernie Sanders, Jim Webb||Declared||Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsay Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, Scott Walker|
|Joe Biden||Strong Signals||-|
|Andrew Cuomo, Brian Schweitzer||Positioning||-|
|Elizabeth Warren||Mixed Signals||-|
|Barbara Boxer, Tim Kaine, Joe Manchin, Mark Warner||Weak Signals||-|
|Julian Castro, Deval Patrick||Irrevocable No||Rob Portman, John Thune, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan|
2016 Election Archives
1. SCOTT WALKER - A new Quinnipiac poll shows Walker leading Hillary Clinton in three key swing states that went for Obama both times. Walker needs to avoid Trump like the plague that Trump is.
2. JEB BUSH - A good month for Bush - not only does a new Quinnipiac poll show Bush leading Hillary Clinton in three key swing states that went for Obama both times, a separate poll shows him with a large lead in Florida over key Sunshine State rival Rubio.
3. MARCO RUBIO - Can Rubio win the nomination without winning Florida? A new Quinnipiac poll shows Rubio leading Hillary Clinton in three key swing states that went for Obama both times, but a separate poll shows him lagging behind fellow Floridian Bush in the Sunshine State.
4. TED CRUZ - Cruz has been a supporter of Donald Trump's antics. Though his support has been tepid it is still not likely to endear him with people looking for a serious candidate.
5. BEN CARSON - Carson continues to hang around. Just hanging around. We don't see a path to victory for him. People like him, but his support will leak to the top three candidates when the battle heats up.
6. RAND PAUL - Recent filings indicate that Paul's fundraising has been lackluster at best. We expected his youngish tech-savvy appeal to overwhelm us with a surge of grassroots support. Nope.
7. MIKE HUCKABEE - We can only guess that Huckabee is getting desperate. One wonders how and where he managed to come up with his cringe-worthy criticisms of Obama's dreadful Iran deal, and, having done so, why he didn't choose to say something else.
8. RICK PERRY - Rick Perry has decided to confront Donald Trump head-on. Good for Rick Perry, because he needs the media attention; and good for the GOP, because Trump is in serious need of a beat-down. Way to go, Rick!
10. LINDSEY GRAHAM - Graham called Trump a "jackass" which is the high point of Graham's campaign so far. No point in stopping there.
9. DONALD TRUMP - The Todd Aiken of 2016. For a moment it seemed like he might be an interesting candidate, but he has turned out to be Chernobyl. It's one thing to insult someone, but if you insult everyone, who is left to support you?
11. JOHN KASICH - Kasich has made his announcement but it was smothered by The Donald. In a few months when The Donald has moved on, no one will remember Kasich's announcement.
12. CHRIS CHRISTIE - We haven't heard that he has canceled his campaign. In fact we haven't heard anything at all from Christie.
1. HILLARY CLINTON - A Quinnipiac poll shows Clinton trailing all three Republicans (Walker, Bush and Rubio) in all three states (IA, CO and VA) that they surveyed - 0/9, a Golden Sombrero + the Olympic Rings. Other than that, and two Inspectors General referring her shenanigans as SecState to the DOJ, it was a pretty bad month for her.
2. BERNIE SANDERS - Sanders would be in good shape if he hadn't flunked out at Netroots Nation. Apparently his left wing throwback 1960's rhetoric wasn't radical enough for the completely insane base of the Democratic Party.
5. MARTIN O’MALLEY - Black lives matter. They really do. And so do white lives... uhhh, check that, Martin, apparently they don't. The Democrat Left has become unhinged. If O'Malley is to rise from the ashes, it won't be Phoenix-like.
3. ANDREW CUOMO - If Hillary takes on much more water she may begin to capsize - look for Cuomo to jump in if it gets any worse for her. One of the two will be in the fight to the finish - not zero, not two. The only question is which one.
4. JOE BIDEN - After the death of his son, will Biden rise Phoenix-like from the ashes? Can he? Does he want to?
6. ELIZABETH WARREN - As the prospect of Clinton's coronation slowly fades, maybe Warren will surprise us, just when we least expect it. It's just so hard to imagine her sitting on the sidelines and letting Hillary, a far inferior candidate, be the nominee.
7. JIM WEBB - If these were normal times, and the Democrats were a normal party, a normal guy like Jim Webb should be doing quite well. He isn't, and that should tell you a lot about The Democrats & The Zeitgeist.
8. LINCOLN CHAFFEE - His candidacy is going nowhere, at least not yet. But as the Clinton implosion becomes apparent and Democrats begin to panic, who knows?
9. JOE MANCHIN - Joe Manchin could change his mind, but the disaster at the Netroots convention probably precludes that from happening anymore. Why would a normal person want to deal with the Democrat base?
10. AL GORE - That "whack whack whack" sound you hear is not the AFLAC duck, it's Democrats hitting the panic button as the Great Clinton Implosion begins. The ultra-liberal magazine Salon responded by publishing an article calling for Al Gore to enter the fray.
11. BRIAN SCHWEITZER - Going, going...
12. MARK WARNER - We continue to believe that the serious, successful Mark Warner would be a good candidate for the Democrats, and that he would think "President" would be an appropriate position to attain.