Roll Call columnist covering 10th presidential race. Fellow at Brennan Center. Teaching at Yale. Coming in June: My book Hustling Hitler on my con man uncle.

New Hampshire Triggers Hazard Lights for Clinton Campaign

blogs.rollcall.com — HOOKSETT, N.H. - The long line of cars were still snaking down the dark country road on their way to the Hillary Clinton "victory party" when the networks called the New Hampshire primary for Bernie Sanders. While it is an occupational hazard over the pundit trade to overreact to everything, the double-digit defeat here of ...

Empathy: Trump's New Hampshire Snow Job

blogs.rollcall.com — Londonderry, N.H. - The final questioner at a deliberately understated Donald Trump town hall was a former United Airlines flight attendant who had almost been working on one of the doomed 9/11 flights. As she explained in her moving, but rambling, tale of survivor guilt, "I was so angry and so sad.
Feb 09, 2016

Great headline: "Empathy: Trump's New Hampshire Snow Job." And my @rollcall column ain't bad either: bit.ly/1KCL9pA

Rubio: Too Glib for His Own Good?

blogs.rollcall.com — LONDONDERRY, N.H. - On the cusp of a perplexing Republican primary, the political curse hanging over Marco Rubio is that his greatest strength - the ability to deliver a stump speech with emotion and conviction - has become a crippling liability. In Saturday night's GOP debate, a suddenly ascendant Chris Christie hammered Rubio over ...
Feb 07, 2016

Rubio's bad luck: In 2016, voters crave authenticity -- and poor Rubio believes in power of a stump speech. Column: bit.ly/1Q2eO7G

Feb 07, 2016

Rubio, too glib for his own good? Plus "a reminder of why God invented tabloids." @MrWalterShapiro @rollcall bit.ly/1Q4nl0k #FITN

Iowa's Not Winnowing the Field

blogs.rollcall.com — Bulletin: The Iowa caucuses did not nominate a presidential candidate in either party. Okay, that wasn't much of a news flash. But it is a reminder how easy it can be to over-hype the results from an overwhelmingly white state where just over one quarter of the voters bothered to turn out on caucus night.

Walter Shapiro: That Vast Chasm Between Sanders and Clinton Still Mostly Stylistic

rollcall.com — In every presidential race, there invariably comes a moment when the pundits and predictors realize, to their horror, the favorite could lose. That moment came in the past week for Hillary Clinton. It wasn't a single event, but rather the slow chipping away of her aura of inevitability until she was revealed as a political mortal like everyone else.
Jan 21, 2016

Instead of going to Davos, I wrote @rollcall column on how Democratic race is again The Pragamatist vs The Dreamer: bit.ly/1Qgu9om

Walter Shapiro: 'I Can Think of Nothing as Unfair' in 30 Years of Covering Presidential Politics

blogs.rollcall.com — As I begin to cover my 10th presidential race (this one as a columnist for Roll Call), I have been recalling what I have learned since I first went to Iowa in early 1980 with a candidate named Bush. Almost everything that I know about presidential politics flows from the worst mistake of my career: the 1984 New Hampshire Democratic ...
Jan 14, 2016

RT @rollcall: .@MrWalterShapiro: 'I Can Think of Nothing as Unfair' in 30 Years of Covering Presidential Politics roll.cl/1UQ6Gva

Jan 14, 2016

2/2 New @rollcall columnists on Trump: @MrWalterShapiro 'Nothing as Unfair' in 30 Years of Covering Prez Politics roll.cl/1UQ6Gva

Jan 14, 2016

RT @rollcall: .@MrWalterShapiro: 'I Can Think of Nothing as Unfair' in 30 Years of Covering Presidential Politics roll.cl/1UQ6Gva

Jan 14, 2016

Pour yourself a gimlet (it's noon somewhere) and read this barrel of wisdom from @mrwaltershapiro. blogs.rollcall.com/news/walter-sh… via @rollcall

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LIVES: The Cat That Rots the Intellect

washingtonpost.com — Cartoonist Jim Davis, 37, has seen his feline creation, Garfield, grow in 4 1/2 years from an unknown cartoon character into an international marketing sensation. Not only does this fat, lazy cat, with few social graces, appear daily in 1,300 newspapers (including The Post), but Garfield has also made publishing history with seven cartoon collections simultaneously on The New York Times trade-paperback best-seller list.
Nov 16, 2015

.@tonyheyl Oddly enough, I once interviewed Jim Davis -- not the guy nominated on 103rd ballot. Here's a link: wapo.st/1ONURqh

The 2008 election, explained by Yogi Berra

salon.com — Ever since 16th century pollsters and media consultants discovered Machiavelli, political handlers have been searching for the right strategic thinker to guide them in wooing voters. Sun Tzu on "The Art of War" has often been in vogue, especially among hawkish Republican operatives.
Sep 23, 2015

RT @Ridderrick: We lost a great political strategist. 2008 presidential campaign explained . Yogi still pertinent. salon.com/2007/04/23/yog… @MrWalterShapiro

Sep 23, 2015

Yogi's wit applied to politics by @Ridderrick and me in 2007. It endures as tribute to Yogi the Campaign Visionary: bit.ly/1KCnb8l

Here’s how we beat the billionaires: The simple campaign reform Sheldon Adelson & the Koch brothers fear

salon.com — Politics, as the Republicans are again learning, always offers a crash course in humility. The GOP establishment is currently paying for years of courting Donald Trump (Mitt Romney flying to Las Vegas to receive his endorsement in 2012) as the King of the Comb-Overs flirts with a third-party run.
Aug 04, 2015

Republican elites worry about Super PAC influence on 2016 GOP primaries. Here's a solution that won't help Democrats: bit.ly/1KOO4I4

Aug 04, 2015

RT @MrWalterShapiro: Republican elites worry about Super PAC influence on 2016 GOP primaries. Here's a solution that won't help Democrats: bit.ly/1KOO4I4

The Corn Ultimatum

newrepublic.com — On August 13, the Iowa State campus in Ames will become the center of the political universe, as thousands of Republicans participate in what is frequently ballyhooed as the season's most important campaign event.
Jun 11, 2015

The enduring case against the Iowa Straw Poll: bit.ly/1FUoOem I wrote it right before Iowa crowned President Michelle Bachmann.

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Feb 12, 2016

This shows how devastating was the Fox News decision to rate candidates on meaningless national polls in mid-2015. twitter.com/joelmsiegel/st…

Feb 12, 2016

Key sentence from the ranking Nevada expert: "I smell something much more pungent from the Clinton campaign: fear." twitter.com/RalstonReports…

Feb 12, 2016

Pro-Hillary Super PAC spending $4.5 million against Bernie: wapo.st/1PH83Jr In October, I warned about this: bit.ly/1K50d8c

Feb 12, 2016

I assume you are also picking up a lot of nostalgia for the weekly print versions of US News that used to exist. twitter.com/alexburnsNYT/s…

Feb 11, 2016

Guess which answer is apt to work better in SC primary. twitter.com/politicoroger/…

Feb 11, 2016

Kennedy and Nixon did okay without a clapping audience. twitter.com/gregpinelo/sta…

Feb 11, 2016

Remember that both candidates were of voting age for 1968 election. twitter.com/henders20mike/…

Feb 11, 2016

Kissinger must be thrilled that he is still relevant for Bernie Sanders to denounce him.

Feb 11, 2016

Next: Bernie and Hillary argue about who came out against Vietnam War first.

Feb 11, 2016

Kudos to PBS for reading Facebook questions instead of opting for cheesy videos.


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