“All we are saying, is give Trump a chance.” Good Idea? I Think Not

I understand the whole concept of party unity after a divisive leadership campaign. The tradition is for the losers in a leadership race to endorse the winner thereby making the election unanimous. All warm and fuzzy, rah-rah, all for one and one for all, let’s beat the other party in the general election. The usualContinue reading ““All we are saying, is give Trump a chance.” Good Idea? I Think Not”

Election 2016: Tweets From History

DCMontreal – Deegan Charles Stubbs – is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! PleaseContinue reading “Election 2016: Tweets From History”

Donald J. Trump: Salesman in Chief

Tomorrow is Election Day in the US. On that day, after what feels like a decade of campaigning, the only poll that counts will be taken when citizens cast their ballots. Candidates have been focusing on voter turnout for the last few days, shoring up their base as well as trying to sway those whoContinue reading “Donald J. Trump: Salesman in Chief”

I Nominate “Pivot” as 2016 Most Overused Campaign Word

After what feels like decades the US election campaign is down to the last four days. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are picking up the pace as they crisscross the country in a last effort to secure votes. Perhaps the only group more fatigued than the candidates are the umpteen surrogates who continue to popContinue reading “I Nominate “Pivot” as 2016 Most Overused Campaign Word”

Intensity of Candidate Vetting Will Only Increase

Donald Trump is dragging his feet when it comes to making public his tax returns. A document  leaked to the New York Times indicates he may not have paid any tax for decades after claiming almost a billion dollar loss which he was able to use to his benefit for some twenty years. All perfectlyContinue reading “Intensity of Candidate Vetting Will Only Increase”

Candidate Surrogates: No Finesse Needed

One of the more annoying features of the 2016 US presidential campaign, and there are many annoying features, is the outright refusal of candidate ‘surrogates’ to answer questions. Gone are the days when a spokesperson would shrewdly turn a difficult question about their candidate into a statement about the other guy. Now the strategy isContinue reading “Candidate Surrogates: No Finesse Needed”