WBUR political analyst Todd Domke is a media consultant specializing in public relations and strategy.
As a political consultant, Domke worked in the late 1980s and early 1990s with GOPAC and the National Republican Congressional Committee to develop strategies, tactics and training for challenger candidates, culminating in the GOP winning majority control of the U.S. House in 1994. He has lectured at RNC campaign schools, congressional candidate workshops, media seminars and Boston colleges.
He has been widely quoted as a political analyst in media outlets including NPR, CNN, ABCNews.com and The Wall Street Journal. During the 2008 presidential race he wrote a column for The Boston Globe. Some of his op-eds were evaluation scorecards that can be used to analyze politics in 2012: “Do-it yourself debate predictions,” “Who has the media edge?” and “Who rates as a running mate?”
Todd is co-author of “Cain and Abel at Work: How to Overcome Office Politics,” published by Broadway Books, “The Conservative’s Dictionary: Witty, Wicked Definitions to Drive Liberals Wild,” published by St. Martin’s Press, and author of “Grounded,” a humorous children’s novel published by Alfred A. Knopf. Over the years, he has ghostwritten speeches, articles and books for leaders in business, education, government and politics.
If Donald Trump ends up winning the GOP nomination, American politics will never be the same, writes Todd Domke.
Only conflict Saturday night will make enough news to have any significant impact on the Democratic race, Todd Domke writes.
It seems there are three tiers of candidates, writes Republican analyst Todd Domke: The first six are doomed, the next five are long shots, and the final four have enough support to go all the way.
“Trumpitis” might just be a cycle of poll-media-voter madness, WBUR political analyst Todd Domke satirically muses.
Trump’s bandwagon started to go backward when he tried to maintain his dominance in the GOP field by getting more specific about issues, says Todd Domke.
Trump regularly violates Ronald Reagan’s so-called Eleventh Commandment (“Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill Of A Fellow Republican”). But, he does so without any apparent dip in the polls. So what are Trump’s holy tenets?
Before Labor Day signals the beginning of more serious political analysis, let’s review how comedians have been treating the 2016 presidential candidates.
Some call it a circus or clown show, but if voters like having a choice and not being taken for granted, the 2016 contest is shaping up nicely.
There’s still a lot of questions surrounding Sanders’ candidacy, but WBUR’s political analyst Todd Domke says its not fair to write him off as an eccentric who doesn’t have a chance at winning the nomination.
There are some easy-to-imagine logistical problems facing Republican presidential hopefuls looking to debate with each other on the same stage. But, Todd Domke argues, if you can picture their debates, there’s also a wealth of entertainment to be seen.