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By: Chris Hanrahan It’s usually always hard to really relay/define the goals of any candidate unless you’re 100% on board with them.  To be close to the campaign is to notice the nuance that each campaign experiences internally.  Its messages, videos, tweets, interviews, live-streams.  In the case of an incumbent, their actions in office. However once you are a full-fledged supporter you have 2 choices.  In line with the idea that “ranked choice voting” should be the new norm, where candidates are ranked first-to-last by each voter, there is one line which says you could support multiple candidates.  Andrew Yang, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren.  You could be a full supporter of [Yang] and you could still see virtue in the campaigns of other Democrat candidates.  You see commonalities in motive, and virtue in goals.  But that’s only if you pay close attention. Have you done that yet?  If you have a political blog that you sometimes post on, you might have.  But day after day, as (THE EARTH SPINS AROUND) and time progresses, the announcement of support must either be renewed, or shared with those who aren’t in the circle of support for your candidate.  And every day, these politicians (who are engaged in a popularity contest) have their own agenda.  Incumbents and candidates alike!  These agendas are very complex and can’t be easily summed up.  But as the candidates kick their efforts into gear the results speak for themselves.  And more than can be consumed by any oneRead More →

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By: Chris Hanrahan Monday March 18, 2019 WASHINGTON STATE – Trump’s name will not appear on 2020 Ballot until he “releases his taxes”. The erratic and irresponsible policies of WA have struck again, and have the support of 80% of WA constituents who want to “save the country” through the policies of the left. The state majority (Jay Inslee + Washington State Legislature) have just overstepped in a major & unprecedented way on the States Rights issue of who is on the 2020 Ballot for President of The United States. The new Washington State law would make it impossible for President Donald Trump to be listed amongst the presidential candidates. My opinion on this policy move, which would put the “Climate Concerned Inslee” on the ballot” but not the “America Saving Trump”, is that it represents an extreme overreach and speaks to larger problems of authority. In the State of WA, where this author was born and raised, I have seen risks forming in politics for quite some time. It is insightful to walk down any street in Seattle, and witness how the policy choices being made (drinking straw bans, the deployment of heroin safe injection sites) are responsible for the self-serving Democrat leaders of the state. But not all who call the Sanctuary City are benefitted by the way the climate and drug challenges are being met. Part of the challenge is, the State of Washington is addicted to identity politics. Senator Patty Murray (D) infamously voted for Infanticide this yearRead More →

By: Chris Hanrahan Many of the people who were gathered for the CNN Town Hall of Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will be running for local office in 2020. Howard Schultz used the event as a political gymnasium, using large amounts of time in explaining the platform he was running on – one of a 3-party system. When the candidate asked his crowd if they thought that Government was doing well for them, not a single hand was raised. Howard brought his rags-to-riches story to the group and made a compelling case for his presidential run. Trump has a contender in Howard Schultz, who needs to prove he has the guts to be president, and run the 2020 Presidential Race with the longevity of his career as the Founder and CEO of Starbucks. He wants to restore the faith that Americans have in America. It’s a rags-to-riches solution. We are in political rags. His view of an immigration bill that “is sensible and will pass”, is based squarely in his understanding that an International Starbucks Company and an International United States are vastly superior to a single coffee store. And there was a moment that he was asked about “The Green New Deal”. He was diplomatic in his answer. He thinks that being sensible about what legislators suggest, is how politics should be. Through taking this stance, this author can predict a widespread need for campaigning of Independent Candidates for Congress. Howard Schultz says that an economist may disagree with him,Read More →