I was reminded this week that the blog has been live for one year. What an eventful year we have had. Thank you for following along.
Michigan’s perceived competitiveness undercuts the main premise of my earlier argument. If Clinton had a 99% chance of winning Michigan, then there was no reason for conscientious voters to enter the lesser of two evils quagmire. Now that the race is much less certain, does my message change?
In many ways, Abraham Lincoln was successful politically because he cast himself as the moderate among radicals. However, when asked about his rumored sympathies for the Know Nothings by an old friend, Lincoln responded with conviction and clarity.
Primary/caucus voters and convention delegates should treat the oath of office as a litmus test for all presidential candidates. If a candidate couldn’t find the oath in the Constitution, then the candidate should not be nominated by a major party.