Democrats Still Have a Big Advantage in the Electoral College
Re-posted from National Review Online After the GOP’s 2014 midterm election triumph, Republicans are still celebrating that the good guys (and girls) won and our nation has been saved. Finally, the American people wised up and threw the bums out. Six years after the election of Barack Obama, the midterm tsunami over the bluest of blue states filled Republicans with “hope and change,” mixed | Read More »
Mitt vs. Hillary: An Even Match
Re-posted from National Review Author’s Note: Before you all take my head off, read the entire piece and understand why this scenario could possibly unfold in 2016. Mitt Romney is keeping a very high profile this midterm-election season by campaigning coast to coast for Republicans, and two recent polls suggest why he might be encouraged to stay active in politics. Romney and his family say Mitt will | Read More »
Six Years and Out: It’s Time to Change the Four-Year Presidential Term
Re-posted from National Review When Politico’s Roger Simon recently started a list entitled “4 Things Hillary Can Do To Win” by urging Clinton to “announce she will serve only one term as president,” he was channeling an increasingly popular political idea. Luminaries from former Harvard president Larry Summers to veteran political observer Larry Sabato to HBO funster Bill Maher all agree that a single presidential | Read More »
Porn-Free Public Wi-Fi: Why don’t McDonalds and Starbucks have filters?
Re-posted from National Review.com Matt Bai’s new book, All the Truth Is Out, chronicles how a sex scandal destroyed the 1988 presidential prospects of former senator Gary Hart — and how “Hart’s downfall forever changed American politics.” The most gossip-filled chapter about Donna Rice, the woman at the center of the scandal, was excerpted September 21 in the New York Times Magazine. Since then, several | Read More »
Are You Ready For Some Terrorism?
As the 13th anniversary of September 11th approaches, nearly every news cycle has alarming reports warning Americans that a domestic terrorist attack is on the horizon. But unlike the surprise attacks of September 11, 2001, or the April, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, it appears that the next round of terrorist attacks is expected. Expected? Stop right there and think about that concept. How the heck | Read More »
Paging Doctor Carson
Re-posted from National Review Online “What do you think about Dr. Ben Carson as the GOP candidate for president in 2016?” Republican friends frequently ask me, to which my response is: “Did he win World War II?” In 1952, General Dwight David Eisenhower became the last president of the United States to be elected without first holding a lower elective office. Carson’s path from a very | Read More »
Hillary owns ALL of Barack Obama’s failures
Re-posted from National Review In June, before the stunning, gaffe-generating disaster of Hillary Clinton’s book tour, Senator Claire McCaskill (D., Missouri) said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state is the “piñata that everyone loves to hit” because she is the “dominant candidate” for president in 2016. The 2016 Real Clear Politics’ general election match-up polls support | Read More »
What Would Cause President Obama to Cancel a Fundraiser?
Re-posted from PJ Media What “tragedy” would be horrific enough for President Obama to cancel his usual schedule of speeches, lunches and fundraisers? A commercial airliner shot down over Ukraine with Americans aboard? No. How about a terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11, killing our ambassador and three others? No. Perhaps news that Israel has begun a ground offensive | Read More »
Why I Declared War In My Condo’s Mail Room
To what degree are Americans politically polarized? How does the battle between Republicans and Democrats play out in our everyday lives? Here to help answer those questions is a first hand report from the “front lines” – in this case, the community mail room in our condominium. It all started when a friend who is a Republican political consultant asked if my husband and I | Read More »
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 »