Negotiations + Friday Reads

In the business world, there are BATNAs, best alternative to a negotiated agreement. These exist in the political world. These are always in the calculus for peace agreements, ending wars, starting guerrilla campaigns, etc. The machine believes it can keep this system going. A dramatic change reduces the economically preeminent, so of course, they will…

Race to Milwaukee: DNC Victorious

It is almost over. Propped up by the establishment, Biden appears victorious. We had warned this was possible weeks ago when he was riding high. The DNC forced its will on the base, exhibiting far greater strength than the GOP four years ago. They are a stronger sovereign of their party, which flows from being…

Race To Milwaukee: It’s Over, Bernie Bros

With the race now shifting to big Tuesdays, we had to move this weekly update to the middle of the week. The DNC flexed its muscle. Super Tuesday came and went and Joementum was made real. Ol’ Joe Biden won South Carolina by a staggering amount. What followed was a demonstration in the inner party…

Race To Milwaukee: Bernie’s to Lose, Not so Fast

Bernie won in Nevada, and by even larger than polling was expecting. Biden was a distant second and Buttigieg was third. Warren pulled a single digit fourth place. With Bloomberg’s poor debate performance, which did affect some polls, Bloomberg still has to wait weeks before he is on a single ballot. He never filed for…

Race to Milwaukee: Stock Report

It is another year for the civic carnival we call a Presidential Election. This year’s election is, once again, the most… important… election of your lifetime, making it the fifth one in a row to earn that title. This time around the inner party of the system representing the high-low alliance is holding primaries to…