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Why is Fiorina still so low in the polls?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 7:30pm 7/30/2015 at 7:30pm
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As a huge fan of the very articulate and forceful Carly Fiorina, I’ve been wondering why she continues to score very low in the polls for the Republican nomination. Here’s my attempt at an answer.

I believe Carly Fiorina scores low not only because she lacks name recognition, but because she has...

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US Chamber changes tactics, takes aim at incumbents

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 24, 2015 at 7:08pm 7/24/2015 at 7:08pm
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce spent $70 million dollars during the 2014 election cycle to protect the Republican majority in the House, and build a majority in the Senate. Their push worked—as far as getting Republican senators elected was concerned—but the group still hasn’t seen a payoff when it comes to...

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Hey, Carly Fiorina? You don’t have to do this.

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 6:49pm 7/16/2015 at 6:49pm
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Carly Fiorina has joined the Buzzfeed Video cast of players in a new promo spot Buzzfeed is flogging as an effort “to show the men of BuzzFeed what it’s like to be a woman in the workplace.”

I’m sure you know what’s coming.

Watch:

I sat at my desk for a good ten minutes...

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Hillary favorability: Drip, drip, drip …

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 10:47am 7/16/2015 at 10:47am
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Long ago and far away I predicted that the effect on Hillary’s presidential campaign of the multiple scandals would be cumulative.

Since a large portion of the electorate, the younger generation, didn’t know the real Hillary of the 1990s, Hillary’s vulnerability was that the manufactured “nice grandma” and glass-ceiling breaker image of...

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Elections are expensive! New FEC data drops by midnight

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 2:45pm 7/15/2015 at 2:45pm
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Yard signs. 4x8s. Pens. T-shirts. Bumper stickers. Magnets. Hats. Staff. Transportation. Food. Lodging. Web development. Graphic design. Ad buys. Social media outreach. Video production. Event planning.

On and on it goes—political campaigns are expensive. Even on a statewide or local level, it takes an enormous amount of time, energy, and...

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Anatomy of a Smear: Jeb Bush and “Working Longer Hours”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 4:40pm 7/9/2015 at 4:40pm
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Republicans and Democrats have given Jeb Bush a taste of his own foot over comments the presidential candidate made during a live-streamed interview with a local New Hampshire news outlet.

Reporters with The Union Leader were quizzing Bush about his plans to grow the economy and reform the nation’s tax structure...

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Can Americans “Unfriend” Electoral Politics?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 11:30am 7/8/2015 at 11:30am
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I remember my first unfriending-by-way-of-politics.

I was 25; I’d made it all the way to my second year of law school without alienating a single person in the digital space—give me a medal. I had posted something negative about nuclear proliferation in Iran, drawing the ire of one of my best...

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Nikki Haley on Short List for Veep?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 6:00pm 7/5/2015 at 6:00pm
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South Carolina governor Nikki Haley’s political capital is rising. Her leadership in the wake of the shooting in Charleston has some wondering if she’s now a contender for vice president on the GOP’s 2016 ticket.

Joseph Weber of FOX News:

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Anti-Israel activist Max Blumenthal now a Hillary 2016 problem

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 4:30pm 7/1/2015 at 4:30pm
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It’s not like we didn’t see this coming.

On May 19, 2015, I wrote that Hillary has a Blumenthal Problem – Two of Them:

I knew that Hillary was going to have a Blumenthal problem for her 2016 campaign.

But I expected that the problem would be Max Blumenthal, son of close Clinton advisor...

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Mob rule hoists Trump out of the free market

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 2:57pm 7/1/2015 at 2:57pm
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Today, popular department chain Macy’s announced that it is pulling Donald Trump’s line of menswear from its stores. Progressive activists renewed pressure on the company to adopt a more “inclusive” image following comments Trump made about immigrants.

Trump instigated a mass freakout last Sunday during an appearance on State of the...

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Hillary Clinton’s Secret #Benghazi Phone Call

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 29, 2015 at 2:45pm 6/29/2015 at 2:45pm
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Another day, another tiny, minuscule, pin-width beam of light shining down on who knew what, when, and how during and in the wake of the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Most recently, we saw Sid Blumenthal, having been dragged before a Congressional committee, providing investigators with a batch...

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PBS host unsuccessfully tries to corner Ted Cruz on gun control

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 7:00am 6/24/2015 at 7:00am
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Ah yes, the media and gun control.

Senator Cruz joined PBS host Tavis Smiley Tuesday. Smiley seized the opportunity to peg Sen. Cruz on gun control.

“To me and to others who’ve seen this, it seemed in bad taste, but maybe that’s my assessment,” Smiley said. “We all know what happened...

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Will Donald trump the entitlement narrative?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 22, 2015 at 8:30am 6/22/2015 at 8:30am
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Donald Trump’s big presidential announcement mostly went over like a lead balloon here at Legal Insurrection. For me, it felt like just another announcement; in terms of political theatre it was huge, but in terms of substance…to be honest, I’m still distracted by all the theatre.

Professor Jacobson did a radio hit...

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Lamest progressive “oppo” get ever?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 19, 2015 at 1:15pm 6/19/2015 at 1:15pm
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The progressive opposition research machine/PAC thing, American Bridge, is wetting their britches over what might be the absolutely lamest “gotcha” video I’ve ever seen.

American Bridge describes itself as a, “progressive research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions and helping you ascertain when Republican...

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Lindsey Graham, Caitlyn Jenner, and the tyranny of opinions

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 8, 2015 at 1:15pm 6/8/2015 at 1:15pm
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Last week, the internet broke down and polished off an entire bottle of wine after former sports star and sex symbol Bruce Jenner graced the cover of Vanity Fair dressed in the trappings of his new identity—Caitlyn.

65 year-old Jenner came out last week as “Caitlyn,” confirming longstanding rumors teased at...

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Hillary 2016: Pit the voters against…each other

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 8, 2015 at 11:30am 6/8/2015 at 11:30am
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The New York Times yesterday featured an article on Hillary Clinton’s electoral strategy for 2016. In short, she apparently is mimicking President Barack Obama’s strategy for his second term.

Instead, she is poised to retrace Barack Obama’s far narrower path to the presidency: a campaign focused more on mobilizing supporters in the...

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Fiorina continues attack on Clinton

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:00am 5/28/2015 at 10:00am
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Now that former Senator Rick Santorum has dived into the presidential pool, I thought I would check the status of a candidate who is already in — Carly Fiorina.

Early in her candidacy, Professor Jacobson noted she was “rocking it” by taking the fight to Hillary Clinton. She continues to show the...

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