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    BAYHAM: Willkie/Goldwater 2.0

BAYHAM: Willkie/Goldwater 2.0

Three weeks from now, the gavel will drop bringing to order the most unusual Republican National Convention since 1940. That year’s convention was atypical as it marked the nomination of

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    BAYHAM: Congrats, Cleveland!

BAYHAM: Congrats, Cleveland!

Nobody likes being terrible.  But even fewer people like being cursed. For decades, Yankees fans taunted Red Sox fans with the jeer “1918”, a reference to the dreaded “Curse of

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    BAYHAM: Islamist Terrorism And The Terrible Left

BAYHAM: Islamist Terrorism And The Terrible Left

Omar Mateen is a name you will never see in the social media of leftists. There’s a far better chance you will see Wayne LaPierre’s name on their wall posts

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    BAYHAM: Hillary, The False Idol

BAYHAM: Hillary, The False Idol

If you were to log on to Hillary Clinton’s Twitter page, you’d see an avatar of the candidate staring out into the yonder with the words “History Made” juxtaposed around

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    BAYHAM: Evaluating Some Of Trump’s Potential Running Mates

BAYHAM: Evaluating Some Of Trump’s Potential Running Mates

One of the biggest qualifications to serve on the bottom-half of a presidential ticket is to not overshadow the top portion, as what happened in 1996 and 2008.  Short of

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    BAYHAM: #NotTrump, But Not #NeverTrump Either

BAYHAM: #NotTrump, But Not #NeverTrump Either

When the polls close on Election Day in November, I will have cast ballots in three elections for president in 2016. The first was in the Louisiana presidential primary back

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BAYHAM: How The Establishment Enabled The Donald’s Nomination

  BAYHAM: How The Establishment Enabled The Donald’s Nomination

Donald Trump’s path to the Republican presidential nomination was paved largely thanks to the exclusionary rules and the poor political

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BAYHAM: How Trump Set The Stage For His Presidential Run

  BAYHAM: How Trump Set The Stage For His Presidential Run

The presumed nomination of Donald J. Trump in July at the Republican National Convention will be the most uncharacteristic moment

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BAYHAM: Trump Triumphant

  BAYHAM: Trump Triumphant

On Tuesday night one-time Democratic voter registrant and one time Reform Party voter registrant and presidential contender Donald Trump, the

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BAYHAM: The Trump Train Rolls Through Amtrak-Land

  BAYHAM: The Trump Train Rolls Through Amtrak-Land

Media swarmed the Republican National Committee meeting in Hollywood, Florida last week, hoping that the assembled state chairs and national

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BAYHAM: Defending the Man Who Defended New Orleans

  BAYHAM: Defending the Man Who Defended New Orleans

The most important figure in American history between George Washington and Abraham Lincoln is Andrew Jackson. Jackson was a consequential

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BAYHAM: Battleground Indiana

  BAYHAM: Battleground Indiana

Real estate developer Donald Trump won a victory that he would rightfully call TREMENDOUS in his home state of New

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BAYHAM: New Media Icon Matt Drudge Goes Stale

  BAYHAM: New Media Icon Matt Drudge Goes Stale

Matt Drudge is a new media pioneer who has remained one of the most important figures in the web-based news

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BAYHAM: The Colorado-Wisconsin Game Changers

  BAYHAM: The Colorado-Wisconsin Game Changers

Four years ago, Wisconsin was the Waterloo for the conservative insurgency against the Republican political establishment. Former Pennsylvania US Senator

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BAYHAM: Ted Cruz’ Last, Best Hope

  BAYHAM: Ted Cruz’ Last, Best Hope

Texas US Senator Ted Cruz didn’t have a great night on Tuesday, failing to win a single contest. However, Cruz

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BAYHAM: It’s Time For Marco To End It

  BAYHAM: It’s Time For Marco To End It

Four years ago I was invited to sit in on a Rick Santorum campaign conference call that included staffers from

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BAYHAM: Resquiem In Pace, Nancy Reagan

  BAYHAM: Resquiem In Pace, Nancy Reagan

I had the privilege of encountering former First Lady Nancy Reagan at the 2000 Republican National Convention. She was passing

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BAYHAM: Choose Cruz

  BAYHAM: Choose Cruz

While attending the Republican National Convention in San Diego  in 1996 I had heard some chatter about Justice Antonin Scalia

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BAYHAM: The State of the Republican Nomination Fight Going into Super Tuesday

  BAYHAM: The State of the Republican Nomination Fight Going into Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday can either reset the fight for the GOP’s presidential nod or give Republican frontrunner Donald Trump additional momentum

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