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The world on this Sunday afternoon, from elections to a little history

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We will look at the latest political stories……the collapse of Syria and the picture of that little boy… is a poster picture for the failures of the Obama foreign policy……….Mr Trump tries to go after the Hispanic and African American vote with proposals about economic recovery…… 1959, Hawaii became # 50 after Alaska became # 49 in January of the same year………….in 1968, the USSR invaded Czechoslovakia…… 1991 the coup against Gorbachev collapsed……..Happy # 78 to Kenny Rogers, great singer……and other stories of the week……………….. Click to the link below to listen:

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August 21, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Happy # 79 Kenny Rogers

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Happy # 79.

Kenny Rogers was born in Houston, Texas.    He became one of the biggest recording starts of the last 50 years.    His songs were heard on pop and country radio.   



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August 21, 2016 at 9:30 am

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1959: Hawaii is # 50

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We remember that Hawaii made it 50 on this day in 1959.   Alaska became a state in January 1959 and it was followed by Hawaii months later. 

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August 21, 2016 at 9:00 am

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Clinton will try to run out the clock this fall

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(My new American Thinker post)

We understand that Hillary Clinton is not going to Louisiana.  I agree with her that candidates on the ground may be more distracting than helpful.  Nevertheless, a little show of support would help, especially after what these media folks said about President Bush in 2005.

She is not going to many other places, either.   

I think there are a couple of things going on here:

1) Her health is an issue, as it should be with any 68-year-old person running for president.  Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump (who is 70) should release their medical records.  In all fairness, Mr. Trump shows a lot more vitality, but that’s more of his personality than an objective health finding.

I’m old enough to remember all the questions about then candidate Reagan in 1980.  Remember the Saturday Night Live sketchabout President Reagan getting a bit old to be president?  It wasn’t the only time jokes were made about his age.   

2) The latest RCP average has Mrs. Clinton up by 5.7%.  The electoral college looks even better!

So why put her out?  She is very stiff in public.  Furthermore, the news media does not seem to mind that Mrs. Clinton does not hold press conferences.  Why fight the media if they are ready to carry your water all the way to Election Day?

So why risk it?  Let her run on mute until the debates and take a chance on Mr. Trump saying something that dominates news coverage for another week.

To be fair, the strategy has its risks, as we are seeing in Louisiana, where Mr. Trump looks more concerned by talking to real voters.    

Furthermore, the polls are tightening, a reflection that her convention bounce may be evaporating.   

And, most importantly, there is a lot of uncertainty about the economy, and God only knows what October surprise is out there.  Unlike other elections, I’m a bit skeptical of these polls, because people are not in love with Mrs. Clinton.

My guess is that we won’t see a lot of Mrs. Clinton until the debates.  I think her team is betting on Mr. Trump taking the limelight and fumbling again with another round of self-destructive comments.    

Frankly, she is a horrible candidate, so why not run out the clock if you can get away with it?   

Staying away is the best strategy!

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August 21, 2016 at 7:36 am