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CNN Wins Debate

Smoldering from declining audience and ad revenues, CNN’s debate structure won them a big punch bowl of ratings and revenues. As expected, Trump was the evenings Joe Palooka and I found his restraint amazing. Perhaps illustrating that he’s far more pressure-tolerant and less bombastic than many had thought. A most estimable trait particularly for an occupant of the Oval Office.

On the flip side of the evening is Carly Fiorina who made a point of avoiding direct eye contact with Trump while resigned to peevish quips, brooding mannerisms and bilious rants. By the way, the very type of exhibitions that got her fired from HP and precisely the type of hypnotic bile CNN hoped for.

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Obama-Kerry Nuke Deal Opens Door for Russia

While Mr. Obama and his legion of supporters in Congress would have you believe that no Deal is the worst possible choice they continue to cold-shoulder the reality of consequence. Russia remains perplexed, if not completely mystified, by the Administrations pursuit of a Deal with Iran. They view the whole affair as simply another indication of Washington’s terminal dysfunction which effectively, by their actions, giving Putin a green-light to pursue interests in the Middle-East.

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ON AIR with Host Mike Miller of WIMA 1150

The Foundations Weekly On-Point Series continues with Host Mike Miller of 1150 WIMA in Lima, Ohio and Policy Analyst, Curtis Greco. This week features several topics –  “CNN Hosts GOP Debate: Expect Sparks to Fly!” – with each vignette appearing throughout the week during Michael’s 6-9 a.m. (ET) Show. Ohio’s In-Tune & In-Touch Host, catch him Live in-market or online at www.1150wima.com.

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CNN – GOP Debate

Trump may be polling well however, his rise is not built on substance, but on the weakness (save for Dr. Carson) of the competition. As in the case with the Dem’s where the rise of the not so Outside-Insider Sanders is largely attributable to the unelectable Clinton.

Trump has been able to succeed with base Bluster-Messaging while most of the remaining GOP waste-away in the media shadows. Understanding that Trump has avoided offering policy positions as targets for his opponents to shoot at, sooner or later substance will have to emerge from the shallows of non-competition. The CNN debate could very well be the scene were the likes of Rubio, Paul, Christie and Bush try to take a bite out of Trump (no, Fiorina is far too savvy for a televised head-to-head with Trump) or perhaps even Jindal-Jab him.

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Assimilation; a Crisis of Mass-Migration

While the Administration announces its token plan to accept 10k Syrian refugees it is worth noting that the U.S., already, is taking in nearly 260k migrants from dominantly Arab-speaking Muslim countries each year. Security risk, though clearly of critical concern, is only part of the issue. Assimilation into a western culture is far more critical, lasting and due, in large part, to a fundamental truth; they’re already here.

As in the case of Minneapolis and Dearborn we observe the problem first hand. There are pockets of radicalized communities spreading throughout the U.S. illustrating the massive void between those Truths We Hold to be Self-Evident and the more dominant constructs of a foreign culture that is, by its nature, adverse to these Ideals.

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