The Electability Factor

One key question always arises in political campaigns, especially in Presidential races: what is a candidate’s electability factor? This goes beyond mere personality or polished good looks. Does a candidate have the “it” factor? Can she or he command the stage? How will they run against an entrenched opponent? Can they bring down-ballot candidates along … Continue reading The Electability Factor

AOC, A New Vision and A Green New Deal

The 116th Congress is the most diverse in history. The freshman class, especially, reflects the country’s demographic make-up more closely than has any prior crop of legislators, and it has already begun making news (not all of it positive, it should be noted). The youngest House member—and among the poorest—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, commonly known by the … Continue reading AOC, A New Vision and A Green New Deal