Leslie Loftis

Leslie Loftis

Leslie is a once and future American expat, most recently in London. She is also a lawyer and former local political campaign operative turned freelance writer. She currently lives in her hometown of Houston with her husband and their four children. Find her on twitter @AHLondonTX.

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Leslie Loftis’s America Watch: Cruz can stop Trump without grovelling to the GOP elite

By Super Tuesday, which was last week, we usually know who the major presidential candidates will be. But the combination of momentum for the ascending candidates and the self-respect of the descending ones is absent this year. For the Democrats, Hillary Clinton cannot maintain her momentum. Really, she only has any to start with because […]

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Leslie Loftis: The Oscars and the GOP – both have lost their way

If Trump doesn’t win on the first vote at the National Convention, possible as some states send un-pledged delegates, then we have an open convention.

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Leslie Loftis: Issue-free Trump has won over America’s angry evangelicans

My last dispatch from America ended with a question for the GOP powerbrokers: what’s it gonna be, a principled conservative who admittedly will shrink the belts of the lobbyists et al, or screw the base and the country to preserve their power? They answered in the latter. Despite dismal polling and not even placing in the first two votes, […]

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Leslie Loftis: Only Ted Cruz can beat Hillary

It’s gut check time for the GOP establishment. Will they really sacrifice principled leadership for the country to save their own insider income streams? The rally to someone besides the Trump or Cruz window just closed. Christie’s attacks on Rubio in the latest debate and Bush’s sustained campaign against him in recent weeks worked. Rubio […]

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Leslie Loftis: Trump stumbled in Iowa. Look for a Cruz vs Rubio run-off

Americans have long election cycles. One month into the presidential election year and we’ve endured about a dozen candidate debates as well as the endless poll watching and wonky think pieces that come with big elections. Yet, we just had our first actual vote on Monday — and we still have ten months to go […]

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Leslie Loftis: Ted Cruz can stop Trump – to the fury of GOP bosses

What in the hell is going on in the US Election?! For anyone looking to America and trying to sort out Trump and the appearance of has-beens Palin and Dole, an explainer. The Democratic and Republican powers that be are stale, controlling, dense, out of touch, and have little concern beyond self-preservation. Main Street Americans […]

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