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Darryl Paulson: Why Donald Trump won — A review of the 2016 election

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We know Donald Trump won and Hillary Clinton lost the 2018 presidential election. What else do we need to know? We need to know why Trump won and Clinton lost. We know that Clinton won the popular vote 65,844,954 to 62,979,879, or by 2.9 million votes. Trump’s popular vote deficit was the largest ever for someone elected president. We all know that he popular vote does not determine the winner in a presidential election. The only thing that matters is…

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Libertarian’s Gary Johnson has never been the typical politician

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Ronald Reagan won a historic landslide victory in the 1984 election, taking 49 of 50 states. But he failed to win the vote of a young Republican businessman in New Mexico whose willingness to go against the political grain has made him this presidential campaign’s X-factor. Outraged at the GOP president’s budget deficits, Gary Johnson for the first time voted for the Libertarian candidate. Ten years later, Johnson became New Mexico’s governor, and was known for vetoing bill after bill…

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul quits 2016 GOP presidential race

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Republican Sen. Rand Paul is dropping his 2016 campaign for president, eclipsed by other candidates who kept his base of support from growing into a viable force in the crowded 2016 field. He is now expected to turn his full attention to his Senate re-election campaign in Kentucky. The 52-year-old ophthalmologist is favored to win that race. “It’s been an incredible honor to run a principled campaign for the White House,” Paul said in a statement.  “The fight is far…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.11.15 — The return of Rand Paul to the GOP presidential race

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The odds were stacked against him last night, and there were many who were writing him off before last night’s debate. And yet he had a breakthrough performance at the GOP’s 4th presidential debate in Milwaukee. Jeb Bush? No, Rand Paul. Paul’s been down so far this election cycle that the only stories you seem to read about him these days are when he’s going to quit and concentrate on being re-elected to the Senate in Kentucky. But for one…

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So much for the libertarian moment

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I’ve always had a pet theory about when the long-awaited “libertarian moment” would happen. There would be a tipping point of sorts. Governmental debt, the logical victory of civil liberties arguments. and a general realization that the American prison-industrial complex was too bloated, inefficient, and corrupt would converge to bring about some common-sense solutions to what is currently called “mass incarceration.” My heart tells me that eventually could happen. My head wonders, meanwhile, from where viable proponents for true libertarianism…

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Mitch Perry Report for 8.28.15 – GOP convention memories

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While the nation’s media will focus quite correctly this weekend on the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting New Orleans, anyone remember Hurricane Isaac? (Let’s not even talk about Erika). That was the storm that forced the cancellation of the first day of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa three years ago, making today the third anniversary of the beginning of that political quadrennial event. Oh, the memories. The Tampa RNC (like the Democrats in Charlotte a week later) was only…

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Mitch Perry Report 8.6.15 — Anyone still standing with Rand?

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Something to watch for in both debates in Cleveland tonight: How often the 17 GOP presidential candidates actually disagree with each other. Even though they’ll be debating each other, more often than not they’ll not be ganging up on any of their opponents, but two Democrats not in the room — Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. On many, many issues, all of these candidates are singing from the same chorus. Yes, there’s some slight differences on education, trade and immigration,…

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