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It wasn't the performance he needed

That was Nate Silver's comment.

It'll do.


It was a tie

or maybe 52/48 with Trump at 52.

I don't expect it to move the needle  but we don't need it to do.

So far so good. 



The Trump "sex tape"

Before we too enthusiastically condemn Trump's stupid remark let's be reasonably honest with ourselves. There are more than a few men, of both parties, who could have been taped at some time saying similar .

Trump himself claims he heard Bill Clinton saying worse on the golf course. Could be.

Pence helped

the Pence candidacy in 2020. 

If he hadn't ended with his moving right- to- life statement he might have also  provided a small gain for the ticket but,unfairly,  that sincere discussion will detract more from the Trump campaign than he assisted it with his polished performance. Fortunately.

Hillary was good enough

and Trump won't have lost any of the people who are currently supporting him. 

She may have won some of the undecided. He won't have.

OK Guys read E-Ghazi

that's the title of a article/blog in Daily kos by Armando.

The FBI has released a report on Hillary's email "scandal". Armando goes through it point by point and comments.

If you're going to comment read that first. I haven't included a link- it's easy enough to go to Daily kos and I'm not sure about the propriety of linking to other paddlers in the Internet puddle.

It's on the opening page, on the right a few clicks down  under recommended

Read it and draw your own conclusions.

I was pleased.


Houston, we've got a problem

On August 1 we knew all we were going to know about Trump and Hillary. And she had a comfortable lead.And Roger Ailes was running Fox.

On September 1 we knew the same things,  538 showed her lead had dropped to an uncomfortable level. And Roger Ailes  had fully joined the Trump team

Tim and Bernie's warnings

Turning and turning in the widening gyre

The falcon cannot hear the falconer;

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,

The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere

The ceremony of innocence is drowned.

The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity.

 Yeats ,1919



Letter to the Editor

A Home run

A good mix of nuts& bolts and aspirations.

I won't go down the path of whether it would have been better with Bernie. What should concern us is whether she wants  what we want her to want.

And whether we think she can get it.

Well with respect to the second, probably not.  Probably no one  could. But at least as she leaves the starting gate tonight she's heading in the right direction.

It was more than "good enough" it was pretty darn good. If you'll pardon the intense language. 

Just a link


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