Will Hispanic Voters Prevent Republicans From Winning the White House?
Re-posted from National Review Recently Steve Schmidt, a well-known GOP strategist who was John McCain’s 2008 presidential-campaign manager, said that Republicans need to capture at least 40 percent of the national Hispanic vote if the GOP is ever going to win back the White House. Is the current political environment making it even more difficult for the GOP to achieve that 40 percent benchmark | Read More »
Is America REALLY Becoming a Third World Nation?
Recently, I happened to read three articles on different websites about three completely different topics. Later I realized how these unrelated pieces, together, weaved a dark tapestry of seemingly insurmountable challenges for a nation about to celebrate its 238th birthday. Here are the three headlines: 1. More Than Two-Thirds of American Youth Wouldn’t Qualify for Service, Pentagon Says (Wall Street Journal) 2. In Fairfax County | Read More »
Where Is the Democratic Howard Baker?
Re-posted from National Review June 27, 2014 With the passing of former Senator Howard H. Baker Jr. of Tennessee, Democrats have a chance to rise above partisanship and get serious about the IRS scandal. As many sources from all over the political spectrum have pointed out, Republican Baker set an example as a leader who put the nation first and politics second while attempting to discover | Read More »
Is America Over?
Re-posted from National Review Recently, my 91-year-old father-in-law and I were talking about the dire state of our nation, and he said, “I am sure glad I will not be around to see the end.” My father-in-law is a great American patriot, who, as an Albanian immigrant, was processed through Ellis Island at the age of six. He often says the greatest gifts of his | Read More »
How Big Will the GOP Wave Be in November?
Recently as part of a media symposium on PJ Media I was asked the question, “How big will the GOP wave be in November?” To help me answer this difficult and presumptive question in a constantly changing political environment, I called a leading Republican strategist (name withheld by request) whose clients include prominent senators, governors, congressmen/women and candidates vying to win one of those | Read More »
Pope Francis Hosts Mideast Peace ‘Prayer Summit’ with Israeli and Palestinian Presidents Tomorrow
Re-posted from PJ Media When Pope Francis visited the Middle East for three days last month he extended a rather unusual invitation to host a weekend prayer summit for Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his Vatican apartment. These two leaders, usually at odds with each other, stunned the Pope by accepting his offer. Now, on Sunday, June 8, Pope Francis | Read More »
How Can the GOP Attack Hillary?
Author’s Note: This piece was re-posted from National Review so all my RedState friends can weigh in. Karl Rove got caught up in a media frenzy after his recent suggestion that Hillary Clinton may have suffered brain damage as a result of her 2012 concussion, but his controversial statement did open up a pressing question for Republicans: What is the best way for the GOP to oppose Clinton, the | Read More »
They Saved Hillary’s Brain
Re-posted from National Review Author’s Note: I look forward to my RedState friends weighing in on this one! Be nice, be nice we are all on the same team. Raise your hand if you are already sick of Hillary Clinton and the 2016 presidential campaign. Wow, that’s a lot of hands. So that means you will enjoy my latest political idea. By popular demand, let’s | Read More »
Run, Lizzy, Run!
Re-posted from National Review Online, April 30, 2014 Whenever two or more Republicans gather together at their exclusive country clubs and polo matches, two questions invariably come up. First, who will be the party’s nominee in 2016? Second, will Hillary run? But now there’s a new question so intriguing it causes Republicans to do champagne spit-takes and gag on their caviar. Will self-styled populist heroine | Read More »
Is America Ready For Another “Two-Fer” Clinton presidency?
Re-posted from National Review April 22, 2014 If the 2016 presidential election were held today the voting results would be the following, according to recent Fox News and McClatchy/Marist polls: Hillary Clinton defeats Rand Paul by 51 to 42 percent (Fox) or 54 to 40 percent (McClatchy/Marist); Hillary Clinton defeats Chris Christie by 50 to 42 percent, or 53 to 42 percent; Hillary Clinton defeats Jeb Bush by 51 to 42 percent, or 55 to | Read More »