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    Getting Inside Mitt’s Head to See His VP Choice

    I’m not Spock, so I can’t do a mind meld to discover what Mitt Romney is thinking. All I can do is offer some political analysis. This is an important decision, but let’s not be too melodramatic about it. 2012 is NOT 2008, and removing Obama from office is exciting the base no matter the VP candidate. A really terrible pick could depress the base, | Read More »

    Breaking Away – Indiana Primary Results

    I recently wrote a piece about my thoughts on the 2012 Indiana primary. Now I want to follow up with some additional thoughts after yesterday’s primary. These primary results are absolutely a good sign, and help prove that in Indiana the Tea Party is indeed very much alive and well. In all but one contest for the US House, more Republican votes than Democrat votes | Read More »

    Analyzing a Half-Century of VP Choices

    An analysis of vice-presidential choices over the past 50yrs. reveals some lessons and trends. Let’s list the VP selections made from 1960 thru 2008. 1960 John Kennedy chose Lyndon Johnson who served his state and country for 12 years in the United States Senate and previously served 12 years in the United States House of Representatives. Nixon chose Henry Cabot Lodge who served his state | Read More »

    Four Scenarios for the 2012 Presidential Contest

    Cross-posted at Unified Patriots In the next five months a lot of things may happen that have an impact on who wins the presidential contest. We’ve already seen biased analysis by political pundits with their own agenda of either striving for attention or scaring folks. I am not a political pundit, and the only reason I have for writing this piece is to provide a | Read More »

    A “Thinking Outside the Box” VP Pick

    It’s another four months before a decision for the VP is going to be announced. The conventional wisdom is the VP choice will be someone to help gain votes in a political demographic based on race, gender, or a key battleground state. The conventional wisdom is the VP will be one of the nominee’s 2012 primary rivals, and the selection helps unite the party and | Read More »

    Breaking Away – Not the Movie – Indiana Politics

    I lived the first 58 years of my life in Indiana. While I don’t claim to know all about Hoosiers, I’m not talking out of my hat or making things up as I go along. On Tuesday, May 8th, Indiana holds its open primary with the new redistricting in place. I applaud Indiana for improving on the previously drawn districts by putting together more compact | Read More »

    They Expected a Hero’s Welcome

    Can you remember those heady days in November 2010 after the midterm elections? The GOP had won a majority in the US House, and changed the US Senate from the 2008 result of 60 Democrats and 40 Republicans to a more manageable 53 Democrats and 47 Republicans. The new freshmen congressmen did not expect a hero’s welcome from the Democrats or the national media when | Read More »

    I Agree With Sarah’s Analysis

    Cross-posted at Unified Patriots I agree with Sarah Palin’s analysis regarding her choice for VP. Here is a portion of what she told Sean Hannity: Top of my list is Allen West. I love that he has that military experience. He is a public servant willing to serve for the right reasons. He understands the Constitution. He understands our national foreign policy issues that must | Read More »

    How The 113th Congress Senate Freshman Class COULD Look

    I put the word “could” in all caps because it is the key word of the title. If the 113th Congress looks like this, then it means that the GOP has a filibuster-proof majority in the US Senate. After seeing the vote in the Senate today, where the 16 Democrats running for reelection in 2012 voted to raise the cost of gas at the pump, | Read More »

    Obama Girly-Man Foreign Policy

    Cross-posted at Unified Patriots Lately, there has been a lot of attention given to Obama’s domestic policies, and the successes he has had in waging war against Christians, energy producers, health insurers, and car manufacturers. I’ve compiled some of his quotes from his current term in office to remind everyone of the successes he has made in the foreign policy arena. Remember, his goal was | Read More »