Ron Elving

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Explaining Clinton's 'Rope-A-Dope' Strategy Vs. Trump's Whistle-Stopping

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton seems to be running an almost closeted campaign in the "front porch" style of the late 19th century, while Donald Trump personifies the "whistle-stopping" style that came next.


Channeling Sinatra? Trump Says He Has Regrets, But Too Few To Mention

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Do Donald Trump's comments about regret signal a new phase in the phenomenon? They might as easily be heard as a variation on what Trump has sounded from the beginning: Same song, different verse.


Why Are The Media Obsessed With Trump's Controversies And Not Clinton's?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

While less than shocking by Washington standards, the latest emails between Clinton foundation and State Department staff underscore existing concerns about Hillary Clinton's ethics and transparency.


The Week Ahead In Politics

Sunday, August 07, 2016

It's been a rough week for Donald Trump's campaign — but his opponent, Hillary Clinton has had her stumbles as well. Ailsa Chang gets a rundown from NPR's Ron Elving.


A Pivotal For Week For Donald Trump

Saturday, August 06, 2016

The presidential race enters the sprint to the general election in November, but already Donald Trump's fortunes seem to be changing rapidly.


Donald Trump Might Be In Real Trouble This Time

Thursday, August 04, 2016

The freewheeling personality that had been a wellspring of success has become a gusher of miscues and offenses — at precisely the wrong time.


Clinton And The DNC: A Crisis Not Merely Survived, But Transcended

Friday, July 29, 2016

Whatever the judgment of polls in the days ahead, the Democratic Party's gathering was an achievement in careful and effective political management.


Convention Speeches Soar, Raise A Question: Can Clinton Connect With Ordinary People?

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Never known as a big-venue speaker, Hillary Clinton will face a make-or-break moment Thursday night with multiple pitfalls, varying objectives and a variety of critical audiences.


Democratic Convention's Second Night Heralds A Return Of The Age Of Clinton

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Bill Clinton contrasted the "real" woman he knows and the "cartoon" version sketched by critics at the Republican convention last week — congratulating the Democratic delegates on choosing the former.


Different Breeds Of Convention Democrats Ask: Whose Party Is This, Anyway?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

DNC officials, congressional leaders and even the icons of the party's progressive wing were subjected to jeers, catcalls and chants from an element of the audience on the convention's first day.


Democrats And The Fine Art Of Getting Out Of Your Own Way

Monday, July 25, 2016

Finally, many party operatives felt, the big wheels of Hillary Clinton's juggernaut would mesh and roll forward together. But another story about emails emerged to steal the storyline.


Debbie Wasserman Schultz Announces Resignation With Convention Set To Begin

Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Democratic National Convention starts Monday with party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz under fire after a leak of emails showing bias toward Hillary Clinton during the primaries.


Union Of Trump And GOP Cemented On Final Night Of Convention

Friday, July 22, 2016

Trump's speech was studded with statistics that had fact-checkers working feverishly into the wee hours — often finding numbers to be distorted or downright specious. But it didn't seem to matter.


Trump-Cruz Feud Flares Anew On Third Night Of Convention

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The high stakes of the Donald Trump-Ted Cruz brinkmanship brought to the flashpoint all the anger and tension pent up in the GOP convention over three days — and in the party over several decades.


Random Thoughts On A Rather Random Session Of The Trumpified Convention

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got the arena rocking with a mock trial of Hillary Clinton that made the crowd "a jury of her peers." Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany Trump also spoke.


Bouquets And Brickbats From Opening Night At Trump's Unconventional Convention

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Rudy Giuliani's rhetorical questions got the delegates vocally into the act and, by the climax of his speech, they were all on their feet and roaring — making the sports arena feel like a coliseum.


Trump's Party Is Not Your Granddaddy's GOP, But It's Been Building Over Time

Monday, July 18, 2016

If it had not grown so strong in the South, among displaced workers, white evangelicals and older white males without college degrees, the GOP might not be crowning a champion chosen by these voters.


Between Violence And Political Upheaval, Expect To Hear Word 'Anxiety' Often

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Recent terror attacks, shootings involving police and the political fracture within the Republican Party are all creating anxiety ahead of the GOP convention in Cleveland, which starts Monday.


Fears Of Violence At Cleveland Convention Stir Memories Of Chicago In 1968

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The greatest damage to the city and the Democratic Party in 1968 came from the television images of the mayhem beamed 'round the world and seared into the memories of a generation of Americans.


Trump And Pence: A Match Made In Heaven, Or In Haste?

Friday, July 15, 2016

The commonality in these cautionary tales is the speed with which the final selections were made, leaving little time for thorough vetting and testing.