What if Tim Pawlenty were still in the race?
Tim Pawlenty has got to be kicking himself right now. Since the primary started, the race has been between Romney and the Anti-Romney. From Bachmann to Perry to Cain, there has been a rising star only to fall back to earth. But Pawlenty never had his chance to see his star rise, because he exited so early. It is true that he bungled some things | Read More »
Could Pawlenty pull off a “Kirk Gibson” tonight?
Wounded but not out, Tim Pawlenty needs a homerun shot in the lights to dazzle the fans and drag his limping campaign around the bases. Many have written him off. Too monotonous. Too humdrum. However, to beat Barack Obama in 2012 the GOP doesn’t need flash; Americans saw enough of that in his campaign in 2008. The GOP needs substance. Someone who can go toe | Read More »
Have Sanford and Palin opened the door for Jim DeMint?
Just three weeks ago a general observer of Republican politics would have guessed Mark Sanford to be the most likely fiscal conservative candidate from South Carolina to land the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Three days ago, the same observer would probably have named Sarah Palin as the social conservative who has the best shot at the job. Three years from now the best choice for | Read More »
Obama shames the 85 Republicans who voted for the AIG Bonus Tax
On 60 Minutes tonight, President Obama scolded Congress for the AIG Bonus tax bill. He saw this juicy opportunity to take the position of a wise and prudent leader. Now Congressman Cantor and the other 84 Republicans look even more foolish.
A Sad Day…The list of Republicans who voted YES on the AIG Bonus Tax
Today may be seen as the day when the GOP begins to retreat and the Libertarian Party advances. There is simply no excuse for a single Republican to vote for the AIG tax on bonuses. It is the equivalent of handing down a proxy verdict with a harsh sentence to a group of people with no access to due process and no opportunity to face their accuser. This is | Read More »
GOP Members of Congress are slow to learn
The idea that the House would even think of targeting a specific group of people with a crushing 90% tax is unsettling. Not only is this unconstitutional but it is demoralizing beyond measure. But further, it is purely inexcusable that a single Republican voted yes for this measure. The name of every GOP congressman who voted for this bill should be posted on this site so | Read More »
Huckabee’s brilliant monologue on Congressional ineptitude.
Huckabee is by far the best speaker in the GOP and it is clear that the preacher comes out when he gives these 2 minute monologues…but the one from last night was especially brilliant. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4hJA2GmHFY
Tony Fabrizio was too harsh on Charlie Crist at CPAC…
Not sure why this was needed. There should have been plenty of red meat to throw the crowd by way of the Democrat Party. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhCLGU6vrD4
Rating the top six in the CPAC Straw Poll
Here are a few thoughts on today’s CPAC straw poll results. After the conference we were all discussing how one could sum up these candidates with just one positive and negative comment. 1. Mitt Romney — 20 percent (+business expertise) (-too perfectly coiffed?) 2. Bobby Jindal — 14 percent (+governor) (-too green) 3. Sarah Palin — 13 percent (+name recognition) (-needs more bookwork) 4. Ron Paul — 13 percent | Read More »
Mark Sanford. A good choice for 2012.
<!– March 1, 2009 –> In order for the GOP to defeat Obama in 2012, the candidate must be able to bring some bona fides to the discussion. Sanford has an MBA from Virginia, serves actively in the Air Force, and has taken bold moves in SC such as challenging the welfare board to a full audit. I hope that the results of today’s CPAC | Read More »