MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Are Trump and Cruz Attempting To Dominate the Media?

January 18th, 2016 Viewed 1883 times

I found Gina Loudon’s article Trump and Cruz punked mainstream media interesting.  She posits that up until this time, Cruz and Trump had a truce, and now that they’re the front runners, they’re attacking each other in ways that aren’t really landing knock out blows for the purpose of dominating the media and not giving and establishment candidates air to voice their platforms and differences.

Whatever the strategy, it looks like it’s effective.

Under What Conditions Would Pres. Obama Debate Sen. Cruz?

November 19th, 2015 Viewed 1601 times

While it makes for a great point, and it probably should be within the realm of possibility, it will never happen:

“Let’s have a debate on Syrian refugees right now. We can do it anywhere you want. I prefer it in the United States and not overseas where you’re making insults. It’s easy to toss a cheap insult when no one can respond, but let’s have a debate.”

[Hat tip: “I want to encourage you, Mr. President, come back and insult me to my face.”]

And I’ll list the reasons this won’t happen:

The Evangelical Christian and the GOP

June 9th, 2015 Viewed 1432 times

vote-header.jpgIn Gina Loudon’s recent article, 3 simple steps to a conservative in the White House, the author lists items that I have been considering for a while:

The elections in 2016 can be won by the right using three simple tactics:

1) The Christian vote: Only 50 percent of those who warm the church pews actually even vote in the general elections. The numbers for women who attend church and vote are even more abysmal. If every churchgoer who does vote brought one churchgoer who doesn’t vote, the election would be wrapped up for the right. This tactic would have even more impact in a primary.

2) Conservatives rally behind one candidate: Before Iowa, conservatives need to have a coordinated strategy to decide on one candidate, or they will get whomever the D.C. elite decides to hand them.

3) Eliminate voter fraud: After deciding on the candidate, and committing to get churches to vote, conservatives should dedicate the rest of their efforts to eliminating voter fraud and opposing motor voter, same-day registration and voting (California has this), and voting without ID laws in their state.

Why Is This Information About Hillary Coming Out Now?

May 8th, 2015 Viewed 1195 times

Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party in 2016 for President.  No other credible name is even offered for someone else running.  That makes the information about her– especially the book about contributions her family’s foundation so interesting.  Why is this coming out now?  Why not closer to the election?

I think Althouse is close:

Democrats still believe she will be their candidate, and they don’t want to attack her. It might be useful to test her and allow her to topple early enough to open the field to other candidates. But who? That’s a risky strategy, and it takes nerve. The better approach seems to be to allow all the new things to get old and to hope people will forget or at least get bored enough to swallow the argument that the subject has already been fully discussed and only toxic weird people still talk about it. [I’ve got a different theory about how the Clintons get away with]

It seems that Democrats are the most likely source of the leak– either someone that wants to disqualify her, or someone that wants to get all the laundry out a year in advance so it can be known and get out of the way to get rid of Republican ammo.

What do you think?

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.