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2016, the state of the race and a few other thoughts

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May 27, 2016 at 9:30 pm

May 27, 1974: Big day for Ken Brett

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We know of George Brett, the great Hall of Fame third baseman with the Royals.    His brother Ken was also a major leaguer and played for several teams.

On this day in 1974, Ken had quite a day:   

In game 1, he took a no hitter to the 9th inning but settled for a 6-0 shutout.  In game 2, Brett’s two-run pinch triple gave Pittsburgh a 8-7 win.

Quite a day for Ken!

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May 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm

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1993: Dale Murphy retired

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Dale Murphy retired on this day in 1993.   

Murphy broke with the Braves at the end of 1976.    He won two NL MVP awards and was one of the best players in the game for a dozen seasons.

He stayed with the Braves until 1990.   He finished in Philadelphia for a couple of seasons and the Colorado in 1993.

His career numbers were awesome:  398 HR & 1,266 RBI.  He led the NL in HR in 1984 and 1985.

Murphy didn’t get to play with all of those great Braves’ teams of the 1990s.   He was gone by the time that the Braves were winning all of the titles.

Great player.

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May 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm

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May 1813: Remembering the first of the Jefferson-Adams letters

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May 27, 2016 at 9:35 am

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Robin Gibb died this week in 2012

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May 27, 2016 at 9:34 am

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The Perils of Trump

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(My new American Thinker post)

On Thursday night, I caught a bit of the interview with Speaker Gingrich on Fox News. He reacted to Mr. Trump’s attack on Governor Susan Martinez of New Mexico:

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich warned Wednesday that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s attack Tuesday on New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez was “very, very destructive” and an example of him going “off the deep end.”

Gingrich is a supporter of Trump and has even been floated as a potential vice presidential running mate for billionaire businessman. But Gingrich told Fox News Channel’s Eric Bolling, guest hosting on “Hannity,” that the attack was a mistake.

“You don’t want to see a Republican presidential candidate attacking a Republican governor, and you particularly don’t want to see a candidate who needs to get stronger with Latinos and stronger with women attack a Latina woman Republican governor,” he said.

Do we want a GOP nominee with a penchant for going off “the deep end”?   

I can’t wait to see a Clinton ad with the words “off the deep end” and a reminder that the president has his fingers on nuclear weapons.    

Fair or unfair, it worked against Goldwater in 1964 and he was a much more serious candidate than Trump.

What do you do when you are struggling with Hispanics and women?  You go out and take a cheap shot at the popular “Latina” governor of New Mexico.

It reminds us of the attack on Rafael Cruz on the eve of the Indiana victory. Trump went on TV and talked about some crazy conspiracy connecting Mr. Cruz to Lee Harvey Oswald.

This is why many of us are hesitant to hitch our wagon to the Trump train.

Frankly, some of us are not sure whether Trump will self-destruct down the road, i.e. “go off the deep end” one too many times!

I understand that Trump’s supporters will laugh and say that Trump is not a politician. Frankly, there is nothing funny about “going off the deep end.”

Finally, can someone tell Trump that Governor Susana Martinez is on our side? We need more women like Governor Martinez campaigning for the GOP this year.

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May 27, 2016 at 6:54 am

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