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 »
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 »
A lot more conservative than Mitt Romney
“I don’t claim to be the perfect candidate I just claim to be a lot more conservative than Mitt Romney.” Newt Gingrich I am supporting Newt Gingrich for president. I have kept my options open till very recently. There were several candidates whom I could have supported enthusiastically. One by one they have either chosen not to run or have performed poorly in doing so. | Read More »
In Which I Become A Bot
My deepest yearnings cry out in anguish in the face of this necessity, yet Necessity being the Unstoppable Force, today I must sadly declare my Botness. I have made feeble efforts here to argue for comity among conservatives, for all of us to keep an open mind and a civil tongue, and to eschew the mindless vitriol that leads thither to destruction. My feeble efforts | Read More »
Why Governor Perry is still likely to be nominated.
Numerous preemptive obituaries are being written for Governor Rick Perry’s campaign. These efforts are premature because they fail to understand and appreciate the fickle winds of political fortune. Governor Perry has substantial political assets that make him a potent candidate and that will give him another chance to prove himself to Republican voters. Each candidate brings their own set of positives and negatives to the | Read More »
Romney loses his cool, Cain loses his way
The battle for the GOP presidential nomination was greatly clarified in recent days in the wake of the Las Vegas debate and candidate statements in various interviews. The Las Vegas debate showcased yet another flaw in Mitt Romney’s make up: He has a glass jaw. If this were a boxing match he’d still be on the canvas. His hysterical over-reaction to Rick Perry regarding Lawngate | Read More »
Reassessment from a non-Romney perspective
I’ve been an interested observer of presidential elections for most of my life. As a teenager I laid in bed with an AM radio pressed to my ear listening to the Kansas City Republican Convention as the roll was called and Ronald Reagan narrowly lost to Jerry Ford. The most important words in that paragraph are the last seven: “Ronald Reagan narrowly lost to Jerry | Read More »
Party of Whiners
That is what we have become, the Grand Old Whining Party. Just about all of us have grumbled at one time or another about the candidates we have running this cycle. What a bunch of malcontents we are. Imagine if you were Chairman of the Board of a huge company whose current president had nearly destroyed your ability to compete and survive. Imagine too that | Read More »
A Time for Choosing
Forty-seven years ago Ronald Reagan, then 53 years old and likely at the height of his intrinsic abilities, gave a speech that resonates as relevantly today as it did when the Beatles ruled the music charts. <embed id=VideoPlayback src=http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-1777069922535499977&hl=en&fs=true style=width:400px;height:326px allowFullScreen=true allowScriptAccess=always type=application/x-shockwave-flash> </embed> When you realize it was four presidential terms and 16 years before the man speaking above was sent to the White | Read More »
Rick Perry is not a friend of mine.
I don’t know Rick Perry, he’s not a friend of mine and from what I’ve observed of him he’s no Ronald Reagan. But I think conservatives who are so crashingly disappointed in Perry today really need to chill out and gain some historic perspective. The wails of anguish emanating from various conservatives today is disconcerting for many reasons but primarily because I fear there is | Read More »