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What is the difference between the two t-shirts in this picture?  One supports Donald Trump for President and the other, of course, Hillary Clinton.  Beyond that, the t-shirts allow us to explore a present-day archeological dig and the artifacts of different cultures.  One campaign looks to the future.  The other leaves it blank. Airports are […]

On “This Week,” with George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning, George asked, “Can Donald Trump be stopped?” My awkward response was, “What if he already is?”  With that, let me offer an admittedly contrarian argument that Donald Trump has not yet sealed up the GOP nomination — and Saturday in SC may have been the turning point […]

Welcome to the real start of the 2016 GOP nomination process.  This is what the World Wide Wrestling Federation would look like if Vince McMahon had not rigged the cage matches. With a complete lack of confidence in my ability to predict the outcome of this episode of Wrestlemania, let’s look at the state of […]


Who won and who lost in Tampa

Tampa, Florida (CNN) — The 2012 GOP convention in Tampa has just ended. It is not too early, however, to draw a few conclusions.

My takeaways from this fine event are as follows:

Ann Romney added dimension to Mitt Romney. We see more in him now, through her eyes, if not our own.

Paul Ryan passed the first and most important test of a VP nominee, “Do no harm.” Ryan did not say he could see the deficit from his porch.

Ryan helps because he adds the prospect of action and reform to the ticket, helping lead them into the future. He is an agent of change. What Barack Obama had last time in a slogan, “hope and change,” Mitt Romney has now in a running mate.

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