Measure X: Money House vs. School Bond

Kevin Dayton Kevin Dayton 0 Comments

Creating an Innovative Campaign Strategy to Oppose a Bond Measure: The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Measure X Prototype by Kevin Dayton California voters approved bond measures for K-12 school and community college districts at a 90% rate in the November 2015 off-year election and June 2016 primary presidential election. This is a record rate of passage for bond measures since …

Will Trump supporters publicly endorse his quotes?

Daniel Watts Daniel Watts 15 Comments

As a late-stage millennial, I have nearly 2,400 Facebook friends. Everyone I’ve met in my life is connected to me on social media one way or another, and they’re of all political stripes. My cadre of Facebook affiliates ranges from Donald Trump supporters to people who are not insane. Yesterday, I engaged in a little experiment. My hypothesis: Even the most ardent supporters of Donald Trump …

Union Tribune foolishly calls for San Diegans to spoil their ballots

Daniel Watts Daniel Watts 6 Comments

“Send a message to the GOP and Trump by writing in Ronald Reagan for president.” That’s the crux of the Union-Tribune’s June 2nd editorial. It’s also foolish and irresponsible advice, especially from a newspaper. Under California law, write-in votes aren’t counted unless they’re cast for certain qualified write-in candidates. To become a qualified write-in candidate, you have to fill out forms and submit …

Who will be Trump’s VP?

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 4 Comments

What calculations go into a Vice President pick? Ben Carson, may have weighed in during his short time on the vetting team. Over the past few campaigns, VPs weren’t picked on their ability to succeed the Presidential candidate but to add credibility to the ticket. Here are a few reasons why VPs were picked in past elections: The Uniter. Ronald …

Trump Fights like ISIS

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 1 Comment

If you’re looking for an article calling Trump a terrorist, look elsewhere. This is a quick analysis of how Trump’s political campaign echoes a lot of the “guerrilla” asymmetric tactics ISIS has had in its own conflict. Their ideologies are vastly different, but in the information age there appears to be successful strategies people can employ. Here are just two: …

San Diegans Feel the Bern

Elliot Schroeder Elliot Schroeder 24 Comments

Bernie Sanders campaigned in San Diego yesterday (March 22). This is his only official stop in California on this trip. The event was free and open to the public, but admission was first come, first served. By mid-morning Monday his website had stopped accepting reservations. Unfortunately, for Bernie fans who missed it, I sense that the irony was missed. What …