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Julian Castro at the top of Clinton's VP list?

By Richard Barry The Republican Party is no doubt proud of itself for having Hispanic candidates like Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz running for the GOP presidential nomination, as it should be. And then there's Jeb Bush and however it is he positions himself as Hispanic-friendly. Show More Summary

Will the media let Bernie Sanders talk about real issues?

By Richard BarryIn an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday, Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders expressed concern about the way the media is likely to cover his nomination contest against Hillary Clinton and potentially others. Show More Summary

But can Scott Walker see Russia from his house?

By Richard BarryAppearing on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he would make his intentions known in June about a presidential run. Walker said he believes, if he were to run, he’d have strong foreign...Show More Summary

The GOP presidential nomination: A crowded stage and many reasons for being there

By Richard Barry As it is becoming increasingly clear that Jeb Bush's path to the GOP presidential nomination is anything but certain, party officials are growing concerned that the process could continue on well into the spring of 2016, with all the problems that prolonged internal snipping could bring. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton: A traitor to her class?

By Richard Barry I've been trying to figure out what point Republicans are attempting to make as they criticize the recent disclosure that the Clintons make a shipload of money giving speeches. If you missed it, based on a filing with...Show More Summary

Do Republicans read election issue polls, and does it matter?

By Richard Barry A new Gallup poll places the economy as the top concern for Americans with 86% saying it is extremely or very important to their vote next year. This compares with 74% saying the same of terrorism and 61% of foreign affairs. Show More Summary

Will Gov. Perry be taken seriously?

By Richard Barry In three weeks former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will officially declare his intention to run for the Republican presidential nomination. No great surprise. We knew this day was coming.He has been making all the required stops in early contest states. Show More Summary

Jeb, you're disappointing me (even though I would never vote for you)

By Richard Barry Until about a week ago, I believed Jeb Bush's eventual victory in the GOP presenting nomination sweepstakes was a slam-dunk. I really bought into the narrative his team was spinning that he might not shine on a day-to-day...Show More Summary

HRC's very important litmus test for SCOTUS nominees

By Richard Barry Let's be honest, many Democrats who place themselves on the left flank of the party are somewhat uneasy about supporting Hillary Clinton. These people, me among them, should understand though that she is what mainstream...Show More Summary

Public policy is hard. Political rhetoric is easy

By Richard Barry One of the saddest things about politics is that politicians can say almost anything about the potential consequences of a given policy of their opponents and then, when it doesn't happen, be sure that most of the electorate will either have forgetten or lost interest in what was previously predicted. Show More Summary

Hey, look at me! I'm a potential Republican presidential hopeful

By Richard Barry To be filed under the category "those who insist on wasting our time," two more potential Republican presidential aspirants are gearing up to tell the world of their plans. Former New York Governor George Pataki has Tweeted that he will announce a decision on May 28th in New Hampshire, and former U.S. Show More Summary

"Modern Family" at the White House?

By Richard Barry I am not one who believes Hillary Clinton's election as president is inevitable. I have said before that under normal circumstances she should be the underdog, what with 8 years of Democratic incumbency, etc. But then there is the disarray of the GOP, etc. Show More Summary

Come on, Barack. You should know better

By Richard Barry President Barack Obama is getting some heat for the way he referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren in citing her criticism of his trade agenda. Among others, Ohio Senator Sherrod Bown, a top Democrat leading the fight against...Show More Summary

Behind the Ad: Get ready Clinton supporters, it's going to get ugly out there (but funny, too)

By Richard Barry Who: America Rising PAC (conservative) Where: Iowa What's going on: As so often happens in presidential politics, you might not even know there was a campaign coming unless you lived in a contested state or region. Last...Show More Summary

Can activist conservatives stop Jeb?

By Richard Barry We are told time and again that the activist conservative base plays a disproportionately large role choosing the Republican presidential nominee. We are also frequently told that mega-donors play an out-sized role, as well as the media, who read the tea leaves in order to pronounce on who has the Big Mo. Show More Summary

Some people use money to influence political decisions - sad, I know

By Richard BarryI'm sure the implication for everyone reading the recent New York Times piece on Marco Rubio's biggest benefactor is that the Clinton's are not the only ones with rich friends who help out and may expect a little assistance in return. Show More Summary

How we got into Iraq will not be a campaign issue in 2016

By Richard Barry In an Op-Ed appearing in the Wall Street Journal in February, Laurence Silberman, the federal judge who co-chaired the the 2004 Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, stated succinctly the conservative position on the charge that George W. Show More Summary

Is Hillary Clinton ready to defend herself against the inevitable social media onslaught?

By Richard Barry Dylan Byers is saying what a lot of people are saying, which is that this presidential election is Hillary Clinton's to lose.He does some compelling Electoral College math suggesting an extremely strong starting position for Mrs. Show More Summary

Life of Brian made you think, but who wants to think?

By Richard Barry As you might know, for two decades GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was Baptist preacher. It's perhaps not surprising that a preacher might say some things up there at the alter that could unhelpful in a political career. Show More Summary

Kentucky hates them some Christian Laettner

By Richard Barry Hey Kentucky, can't forget me, can you? I thought I'd check in on this year's governor's races. There are three. Bobby Jindal is term-limited in Louisiana, making that an open seat, which could make it a competitive race given how unpopular Jindal has become. Show More Summary

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