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Post 2020 Election Coverage Reviews

November 6th, 2020 · 11 Comments · Blissfully Ravaged in Democracy, Politics


George Walker:
“Your election comments were brilliant and as good as anything by anyone I read anywhere.  You should be getting paid for this.  You nailed it all the way through.  Sometimes I would disagree with something you said, and then a couple weeks later I’d realize, ‘Oh yeah, Brian was right about that.’  And you wouldn’t just say things, you’d explain the thinking and facts behind it.  Anybody can just say stuff — but you would always back it up.  I looked forward to reading your new posts and comments every day.  Something would happen in the news and right away I’d wonder what Brian would have to say about it.  Professor Walker gives you an ‘A’ on your coverage.”

Cynthia Johnson:
Brian has been my virtual Xanax over the past few weeks.  Any calm I’ve felt is because I trusted his data and his take on things, even as I distrusted most conventional wisdom.  Thanks again, Brian.”
Thank you for all your hard work and brilliant cheerleading to keep us all sane and hopeful during this process.  Thank you for your devotion to Democracy and to America.  You are truly what we used to call in the HHH campaign way back in ’68 – A Great American (with dual citizenship!)  Much love to you my campaign trail road buddy.  We made it!”
To which Monica Bein replied, “Well said & totally agree about our Merry Politico buddy.”

Laurie Jones:
I am celebrating now.  Now.  Thank you Brian.  You helped me stay solid in the hard weeks and months so these last three days were not stressful.”

Cyndie Henderson:
Your posts are informative and down to earth.  Enjoyed the whole experience.”

Helen North: 
It’s great that you have kept this photo and you can now share with us all …. you did an amazing job Brian at keeping us informed …. and sharing your enthusiasm for politics with us …. you even educated me quite a lot in the last few weeks in regards to American Politics ….. great photo of you and the President of the United States !!!!”

Johnny Walker:
“Thank you for an astonishing effort at helping to make this remarkable day become a reality.  Thank you Thank you Thank you.”

Carrie McCarthy:
Thanks again Brian, for the continued honest and accurate reporting that was especially helpful to the sensitive souls that found watching traditional media too stressful.”

Eric Douglas Augustsen Mani:
I thought I should congratulate you in a campaign well fought for.  So many got out there and let their voices be heard and largely because of the efforts of people like you.  It is with that in this late Swedish morn I raise my cup of coffee to you and wish you CHEERS!!!  Peace & Love Our planet thanks you the children, the animals, the fish at sea, Mother Nature thank you!!!”
also — “YES!!! YES!!! Healthcare!!!  You did it Brian my beacon of light through he thick Orange haze of uncertainty!!!  A new day!!!”

Deanna Waters:
You have such a positive outlook on life and a sense of adventure.  Bravo!”

Brian Stevenson: 
Man, you and I got to meet someday Brian!  Let me say that your optimism and hope in your writings including your great new volume, and your current writings around this recent election, were and still are lighthouses for me.  Thank you.”



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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ken Morris // Nov 6, 2020 at 10:42 PM

    Commendation for staying vibrantly steadfast & spirited during our interesting times, my friend/brother/compadre/warrior.

    We still have battles ahead before we sleep.

  • 2 Craig McKenzie // Nov 7, 2020 at 10:12 AM

    Thank you Brian for your posts/discussions through this insane time. Your history and tracking has been very helpful — thousands of hours of righteous work brought results!

  • 3 Kay Edwards Duquette // Nov 7, 2020 at 10:51 PM

    Thanks for holding my hand though all of this. You know your politics through and through.

  • 4 Betty Nogues // Nov 8, 2020 at 4:04 PM

    I also want to thank you for all your Facebook posts all year. They have really helped me deal …..


  • 5 Rich Yarbrough // Jan 18, 2021 at 6:20 PM

    Thanks. I found your posts and comments very helpful. I’m not very politically savvy and probably like many (especially younger adults and teens), it’s a very confusing time. Friends and even families can have such polarizing views on this. It really can screw with your mind to say the least. I feel so sorry for our youth that are truly searching for the truth. The adults that blindly follow trump, I don’t know what the hell to say about that.

  • 6 Carl Olson // Jan 19, 2021 at 8:38 AM

    I am so glad that you were the ‘one guy’ that saw Joe Biden was the right man at the right time to lead our country. I also saw that and have been pro-Biden since he entered the race. Not perfect, but no one is, but perfectly positioned for this moment in time. Go Joe, go Kamala ….. and may God bless America (seriously).

  • 7 Cynthia Johnson // Jan 19, 2021 at 8:52 PM

    Thanks for keeping joy alive as we slogged our way to this heart-swelling moment on the campaign trail.

    I imagine we will both be kvelling about inaugurations past and present over the next few days.

    Much love to you, Brian. Onward!

  • 8 Damon Patrick Dietz // Jan 20, 2021 at 1:19 PM

    Your confidence helped me reach this moment with less stress. Thank you my friend!

  • 9 Carl Olson // Jan 20, 2021 at 2:09 PM

    Thank you, Brian, for your endless, uplifting, support and love for all of us out here in Brianland. It was an unforgettable ceremony.

  • 10 Anne Cohen // Jan 20, 2021 at 4:25 PM

    Brian, thanks for your insights and commentary throughout. Desperately welcome and needed sea change in tone. Verklempt all day.

  • 11 Todd Brown // Jan 20, 2021 at 6:37 PM

    Thanks for the great coverage (for the last decade or 4). I have been following all this thru you.  
    I think you should be on TV brother, you would light up the screen waving your arms around …. and they need it. You got the chops.

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