Tag: John Kasich

  • Two new bets, plus trading tips: How caution and hedging make for good strategy.

    Two new bets, plus trading tips: How caution and hedging make for good strategy.

    On this huge day in the US election cycle, I make absolutely no apology for keeping stakes small and literally hedging my bets. Anything less would be irresponsible, given the treacherous difficulty in predicting this New Hampshire Primary. The Republican side at least – where the interesting betting lies. I’m quite sure that the market […]

  • GOPDebate verdict: Rubio the latest victim of GOP cage fight

    GOPDebate verdict: Rubio the latest victim of GOP cage fight

    I’ve observed before how the size and brutal nature of the race to be GOP nominee is doing the party no favours, damaging one candidate after another. In the final debate before Tuesday’s pivotal New Hampshire Primary, the last undamaged figure took a beating. My main sentiment this morning is relief that I’ve only staked […]

  • The Palin Effect: 6 ways her Trump endorsement could impact the election

    The Palin Effect: 6 ways her Trump endorsement could impact the election

    They are both certain to retain dominance of media coverage, entering a pivotal period. Rarely, if ever, has a political endorsement caused such waves. One could almost hear the cheers in newsrooms and media boardrooms when the news of Palin’s return to the political frontline emerged yesterday. Her speech at Trump’s Iowa rally, littered with […]

  • Kasich emerging as the main NH challenger to Trump

    Kasich emerging as the main NH challenger to Trump

    Ohio Governor’s surge is terrible news for Marco Rubio Against the general consensus, and betting markets that pointed first towards Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, John Kasich is emerging as the biggest challenger to Donald Trump in the key New Hampshire primary. The latest poll puts him on  20%, seven points down on long-term leader […]

  • Crowded, brutal New Hampshire race could hurt Rubio and the GOP mainstream

    Crowded, brutal New Hampshire race could hurt Rubio and the GOP mainstream

    Christie surge is thwarting the favourite’s momentum  At the end of a dramatic week in which Donald Trump’s ‘ban all Muslims from the USA’ created a worldwide storm and threatens to plunge his party into crisis , the race for the Republican Nomination is shaking up. Today’s big news is great news for followers of this blog’s […]

  • Rubio hardens in the betting but dividing lines are emerging

    Rubio hardens in the betting but dividing lines are emerging

    GOP nomination could soon be a four-man race Market confidence behind Marco Rubio for the US Presidency hit a new peak today, following the latest TV debate. At odds of [5.9], the Florida Senator is now rated 17% for the Presidency – the only candidate with a double figure rating besides Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton, […]