Last update: Friday 8/4/16We may be entering a new phase in the election cycle. In previous months the noisy reactions to Mr. Trump's gaffes subsided as he shifted his offensive comments to new targets, then rose again in reaction to his next gaffes. But in the last week there has been a steady crescendo.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Last update: Tuesday 8/2/16This morning the fallout from Mr. Trump’s grossly disrespectful comments about the dead Muslim hero and his parents continues to rile the media, stoked by what I regard as the grossly intemperate comments that President Obama made at a press conference while standing beside the leader of a foreign country. The President called upon the leadership of the Republican Party to renounce Mr. Trump as their party’s candidate. Please do not join him in this folly.
Monday, August 1, 2016
Last update: Monday 8/1/16At the Democratic Party Convention last week you said that you had been devoted to public service all of you life, but you always had problems with the “public” aspect of this service. Some of your closest associates have admitted to being baffled by your low trust ratings in the polls, saying that these ratings related to your public persona; but in private they had always found you to be a warm, caring person. This leads me to my third, fourth, and fifth pieces of unsolicited advice:
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Last update: Sunday 7/31/16Dear Madame Secretary,
Here's my second piece of unsolicited advice. My first suggested that you tone down your rhetoric. My second is that you ask your supporters to do likewise, especially President Obama.
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Last update: Saturday 30 July 2016Dear Madame Secretary,
This is the first of a series of short notes that I will write from time to time that will offer my unsolicited advice as to how you can improve your chances of beating Mr. Trump in November.