Susan Estrich

Marco Rubio’s Money Problem
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Marco Rubio’s Money Problem

BY SUSAN ESTRICH It worked like a charm in the last debate. Marco Rubio knew he’d be questioned about his personal finances. When members of the Senate co-mingle campaign and personal funds, face foreclosures on second homes and are forced to liquidate their retirement funds (and pay thousands of dollars in taxes), it gets noticed…

Clinton Plays the Gender Card
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Clinton Plays the Gender Card

 BY SUSAN ESTRICH Here’s the setup. Hillary Clinton has been pointing out that her opponent Bernie Sanders, the darling of the left, has actually opposed gun control. I’ve been pointing that same fact out to folks for some time, and it’s quite compelling. It’s clearly had an effect on polls. It’s apparent that Sen. Sanders…

Really, Could It Be Trump?
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Really, Could It Be Trump?

BY SUSAN ESTRICH For months I’ve been telling everyone who brings it up to calm down about the summer infatuation with the cartoonish Donald Trump, whose candidacy was perfect fodder for conversation over the barbecue. Then there was the early autumn period, where it still could be dismissed because it was early autumn. These days,…

What About Joe?
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What About Joe?

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Now that the chattering class has reminded itself – and its readers, viewers, etc. – just how formidable a candidate Hillary Clinton is, now that the whispers about bad moments have been replaced by the enthusiastic exchange of one rave after another, now that the doubters have let out a sigh of…

Winners And Losers
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Winners And Losers

BY SUSAN ESTRICH The usual rule in politics is that frontrunners have little to gain and much to lose in debates. Debates put the frontrunner on the same stage as those who have absolutely no chance of winning, elevating the less popular candidates at the expense of the more popular. Debates also give the “lesser”…

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