Where The Votes Are, And Why We’re Not Winning Them.

    NOTE: This started as a response to Fred Maidment’s comment here and ended up becoming this … so if this seems disjointed, it’s all Fred’s fault – :-). Where the votes are is in the “middle” – that undefined muddled plurality of the electorate that is at best marginally informed, that only really pays attention to the “issues” in the last few weeks (when its | Read More »

    Through with the “Big Tent.”

    I’ll begin by quoting then Governor Ronald Reagan. A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers … And if there are those who cannot subscribe to these principles, then let them go their way. In other words, a Tent must have limits. My | Read More »

    The Next Chairman of the RNC: What GOPers Should Look For.

    As we (should) all know, there are six men vying to emerge as the next Chairman of the Republican National Committee after the 29th; MIGOP Chairman Saul Anuzis, former Ohio Secretary of State and Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Blackwell, Chairman of the SCGOP Katon Dawson, the incumbent Mike Duncan, former Chairman of the TNGOP (and Mike Huckabee Campaign Director) Chip Saltsman and former MDGOP Chairman and | Read More »

    Stealing in Minnesota …

    If ever an occasion has called for the entirety of the Republican Party, from the most Conservative Republican to the most squishy “Bipartisan”, to rise up and take to the streets, this, the so-called “Recount” being conducted by a supposedly “Bipartisan” canvassing board in Minnesota, is it. The fact that the MNGOP is not running ads, calling daily Press Conferences, and inundating the air waves | Read More »

    My Continuing Quest To Make RS4.0 *Bayooootiful* …

    Well, I’ve made a few alterations, taking the need to make the “Action Alert” graphic/link prominent and displayed on every page … so I put it in/on the header in one variant – the one below. I’m going to be honest and say I prefer this design for its fidelity to the original design of RS (1.0 and 2.0) way back when. I tend to | Read More »

    Dear Sen. McCain … Go Suck A Lemon.

    Echoing his silly attack on the NCGOP during the campaign, for no reason other than ingratiate himself with the hacks travelling with him in the so-called Straight Talk Express, McCain has decided to once again take aim at his party, this time the organization is the RNC, and pull the trigger. McCain suggested the Republican National Committee’s calls for the Obama team to publicly release | Read More »

    Suggested Theme (Mock-Up) for RS 4.0

    I’ve been moaning and groaning about the site template (or theme) since the move from RS 2.0. Personally, I thought RS 1.0 and 2.0 templates were very good. RS 3.0? Well, it wasn’t just the CMS (I’m sure Neil would agree) that was cr*p. Let me be honest, I really, really, don’t like the RS 3.0 (and now 4.0) theme. I think it’s dull, depressing | Read More »

    The Republican ticket that could have won …

    My view of most conventional wisdom, especially when it comes to politics, is that all too often, it is long on convention and woefully short on actual wisdom. One such is the constantly repeated conventional wisdom – particularly popular with liberal cocktail circuit chatterers and the “moderates” in the GOP that are forever trying to impress them – that there is a huge untapped “centrist” | Read More »

    For RNC Chairman: Newt Gingrich.

    A few weeks ago, Jon Henke at The Next Right brought up the idea of installing Mitt Romney in the Chairman’s chair at the Republican National Committee. I think it’s a worthy idea for consideration, not just because I supported Mitt for the nomination way back when (I love Palin, but I still believe the better ticket would have been Mitt Romney/Peter Pace), but because | Read More »

    Not To Rub Anyone’s Face In It But …

    I hope and pray that we have seen the absolute last of the “Ignore the Polls! Ignore the Polls! They’re all Lying! Ignore the Polls! Turn Out! Turn Out!“. We comforted ourselves with this same fairy tale in 2006. I’m really really hoping that yesterday put this stupidity to rest … or do we really need to be hit again for the third time? Once | Read More »