What if Bain made porno films?
I am astounded by the apparent inability of many conservatives to think in logical progression. Frankly I expect liberals to be irrational and confused but I’m nonplussed in the face of the firestorm surrounding the Newt Gingrich attack ads against Bain Capital and Mitt Romney. How can any intelligent human take a criticism of a specific TYPE of business as an attack on all of | Read More »
I like Mrs. Romney. I was very impressed by her introduction of her husband Tuesday evening. She was smooth and charming without looking rehearsed or robotic. She differs greatly in this regard from her spouse. I watched Mitt Romney’s speech and while he was mainly saying the right things, it was a depressing experience. I want to like the guy, I really do, and don’t | Read More »
Wishing and hoping won’t get the job done.
Aside from the front page, I view Redstate as primarily a place for conservative activists to compare notes and hash out issues. I don’t believe that what appears in the diaries has one iota of effect on public opinion and therefore I generally say what I think as opposed to what I hope. Back in early December I announced my support here for Newt Gingrich. | Read More »
Turn out the lights, the party’s over.
Barring one more bizarre reversal of fortune this election cycle, Mitt Romney will be the presidential nominee of the Republican Party in 2012. The 2012 cycle should spawn a record setting number of books about a nominating contest. It has truly been one for the history books. I never believed it would happen but my eyes and ears contradict my heart and brain. With the | Read More »
Multiple Choice Mitt
This ad on YouTube is a beautiful take down of Mitt Romney. Apparently a pro-Gingrich group found it and posted it there. In light of a recent endorsement, the killer line is at the very end. It is hard to see how Mitt Romney can withstand a barrage of this type of information. The next week should be most interesting.
One person stands between Mitt Romney and the nomination.
There is a single candidate that stands between Mitt Romney and the 2012 Republican Party nomination for president. That person is not Jon Huntsman. Huntsman made a severe tactical error early on by thumbing his nose at conservatives. It made no sense at the time and is now revealed as a monumentally arrogant blunder. That person is not Rick Perry. For all his many attributes, | Read More »
The reason Iowa will vote the way it will.
Below are the objective positive points for each of the top five candidates that will cause many Iowans to vote for them tomorrow: Mitt Romney: Well spoken, knows the issues, got elected in a blue state, well funded, establishment support Newt Gingrich: Well spoken, knows the issues, strategic and innovative thinker, conservative, lead the GOP out of the wilderness in 1994 Rick Perry: Proven winner, | Read More »
Romney is right (but mainly wrong) about an Individual Mandate
Mitt Romney has increasingly been making the claim that an Individual Mandate (IM) is a “conservative principle” and that many conservatives were for it before they were against it. The latter point is correct. An IM was not a hugely controversial issue among conservatives ten or fifteen years ago. It was advanced as a way to make the irresponsible pay their fair share instead of | Read More »
Newt Gingrich: The man for this moment
Like others on this site including at least one front page poster, I came relatively late to the realization that Newt Gingrich is our best choice for 2012. Humans are herd animals for the most part with only sporadic twitches of original thought, and thus I bought into the conventional wisdom that Mr. Gingrich is a brilliant old wind bag with a checkered past and | Read More »
Hitting the G Spot or; Gingrich & the Gender Gap (c)
Among the arguments being trotted out to induce fear of a Newt Gingrich nomination, the ghastly and gigantic Gender Gap (c) is being given prominent play in all the usual places. My first exposure to the dreaded Gender Gap (c) was back in the 80′s when the news media (with a little help from their friends in the Democrat Party) discovered that on average women | Read More »