The influential political science text The Party Decides argues that party activists decide who the presidential nominee will be. But the Republican Party hates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. What if one of them wins?
Robert Reich is taking on the “Bernie skeptics.” Sadly, that includes me. Also sadly, Reich’s effort to rebut the conventional wisdom regarding Senator Sanders’ general election viability is all too easily debunked. Reich’s professorial presentation is filled with many logical and reasonable premises and claims. Unfortunately, there are also an alarming number of unsupported claims and flawed or flat out incorrect assumptions about the way voters behave and about how our electoral and policy making institutions are designed and how they function in real life.
Hillary Clinton is extremely well positioned presently and is very wisely adhering to that classic bit of political wisdom, “[n]ever write if you can speak; never speak if you can nod; never nod if you can wink.” Right now for Hillary Clinton less is more, whether the media likes it or not.