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.
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.
It’s not too early to imagine how Donald Trump will exit the race, once it’s embarrassingly clear that staying in longer will only make him more of a joke.
Most political candidates can be easily parodied, but some bring it on themselves, writes Todd Domke.
If all 20 prospective candidates show up for GOP presidential debates, things may get a little absurd. WBUR political analyst has some suggestions for just how candidates could be extra absurd to stand out in the crowded field.
The 73-year-old Vermont senator may seem eccentric, but as a self-described “Democratic Socialist” he’s a true believer. And he says he is “running to win,” despite the odds.
Hillary Clinton’s popularity has been in decline–“down to 49 percent, from its all-time high 67 percent two years ago.” And support for Hillary probably won’t be increasing any time soon.
If several challengers split the unhappy-with-Hillary vote, it would be hard for any of them to quickly emerge as the clear alternative, Todd Domke says.