Does the number of Potential Female Presidential Candidates Prove Trump will lose?

Five; or one-third of the 15, potential Democratic presidential contenders; identified by the Predict It political odds-making forum on 20 January 2018, were female. That indicates Democrats have a strong chance of winning because women only tend to run for office when the odds are in their favor.

Fulton found that the tipping point for most women candidates to enter a race was 20% odds in their favor. She discovered that male politicians will enter a race if they have any chance of winning. Women only run when there is a real chance of victory.

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Trump Trade Policy is Shortchanging America

There is only one country that will benefit from the Trump trade policy, the People’s Republic of China.

If the US gets shut out of markets by the TPP it will be more dependent on Chinese trade than ever before. A nightmare scenario is that Uncle Sam will have to go begging to Beijing for trade deals to save American jobs. The Chinese will be in a position to force the US to accept low-ball prices for American oil, and other resources. Worse, America will have no leverage to negotiate a better trade deal with the People’s Republic.

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Baby Boomer Die Off threatens Trump and Oprah

The generation gap might make Oprah for president a footnote in the history books.

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Google Joins in Media Promotion of Oprah Presidential Run

It looks as if Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) is manufacturing history to give an Oprah presidential run a boost.
Trying to portray a TV huckster like Oprah as the heir or moral equivalent to Dr. King is insulting on every level.
The January 15, 2018, Google Doodle gives us a preview of what an Oprah campaign would look like. That is low on substance; utterly lacking in truth, based on white guilt, and motivated by nostalgia, simplistic patriotism, and emotions.

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Is Oprah for President for Real?

A greater problem Oprah faces is the speculation that her candidacy is being advanced by the corporate elite in an attempt to blunt the left. The idea is that big money donors think Oprah can stop a far-left candidate like Sanders, Zuckerberg, or U.S. Senator Liz Warren (D-Massachusetts) from winning the nomination. The elite fears such a candidate would sign tax increases and strengthened anti-trust laws, throw the weight of government behind unions, and expand regulations if elected.
Oprah’s acting experience might come in handy here; she’s used to reading a script and delivering a believable performance.

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Will Reaganomics Work in the 21st Century?

The full effect of Reaganomics was felt in the mid-1990s when Slick Willy was in the White House. The big economic boom of the 1990s was partially fueled by Reaganomics.

If history is anything to go by the effects of this tax cut will not be felt until 2022 or 2024. Given present political realities, there is a probability that a Democrat will be in the White House then, and take credit for the effects of the tax cut.

Congressional Republicans should be commended for passing this tax cut and forcing President Donald J. Trump (R-New York) to sign it. For they have passed a law that may not benefit the Grand Old Party that is probably good for America.

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Trump is a Puppet

The most bothersome; and poorly-reported, aspect of the Trump presidency has been the military takeover of the White House. The Pentagon took over the White House on July 21, 2017, when retired Marine General John Kelly was appointed Chief of Staff to the president; replacing former Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus.

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Steve Bannon has turned on Trump

“This is all about money laundering,” Bannon said of the special investigation. He also charged that Jared Kushner; Ivanka’s husband, will go down as well. Interestingly enough, Bannon did say where the money was coming from or going. Note: the bulk of the Kushner family’s real estate business is with China, not Russia.

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Why is the Media Ignoring Affluent Trump supporters

“the actual bulk of Trump support is the same old professional, petty bourgeois, and ultra-wealthy capitalists who have been voting Republican for generations,”

My guess is that the elite and the media from the current status quo want to preserve it all costs. Their naïve belief is that simply getting rid of Trump will somehow return America to the good old days the 1990s, when average people mindlessly supported their pet politicians.

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Polls Indicate Democrats will Retake Congress

Republicans should be scared because nine out of 10 the December 2017 polls surveyed by our friends at FiveThirtyEight gave Democrats a double-digit lead.

Democrats are now favorites to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, FiveThirtyEight writer Harry Enten calculated. Enten estimated that the Democratic polling average for the House is 49.6%, to 37.4% for Republicans.

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