Newt Gingrich: Dead Man Walking
Yes, Newt won his native state of Georgia. Big Whoop! Would someone please tell him that there were nine other contests last night. It’s not that he wasn’t on the ballot in Virginia (whose fault is that?), but Ron Paul got 41% of the vote in Gingrich’s current home state and Newt didn’t bother to vote. In Tennesse and Oklahoma, which Newt was declaring that | Read More »
Three states to watch tonight
SuperTuesday is finally here, and it is shaping up to be a big night for Mitt Romney. Romney will roll up big wins in Massachusetts, Vermont, Virginia and Idaho. Gingrich will win his home state of Georgia with Romney coming in a distant second. The Alaska and North Dakota caucuses are anybody’s guess, but they won’t matter except as they fit into the overall narrative. | Read More »
It’s time for Rick Perry to climb back on the horse.
The first rule of breakin’ horses, is “When you’re thrown off, climb back on.” I learned this from my father-in-law who in his younger days was a thoroughbred trainer. More importantly, everyone who grew up on a ranch in Texas knows this to be a fact. So, conservatives need to stop pining away for candidates who aren’t going to get into the race and start | Read More »
Who Do I Vote for Now?
The answer is simple, that is if you want Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum (or even Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul) to be the President. Vote you choice. But, if you’re hoping for a brokered convention and if you want to deny Mitt Romney the nomination, the answer is “It all depends on where you live.” If you live in Michigan, Arizona or Ohio–vote Santorum, | Read More »
More Bad News for Newt
Newt Gingrich’s effort to revive his faltering presidential campaign may have been mortally wounded yesterday by a federal appeals court decision that postpones the Texas Presidential Primary which Gingrich was counting on to pull him almost equal to Mitt Romney in delegates by April 3. “It appears, based on all things that are going on here, that it is extremely unlikely there will be a | Read More »
Where’s my “free” preventive health care?
Now that the Obama administration has decided that either employers or insurance companies must provide free birth control, abortifacients, and sterilation in the name of “protecting” women’s health, I am wondering where this will end. I take cholestoral medication. I have a $20 co-pay each time I get my prescription filled. Shouldn’t my medication be free? After all, it is “preventive health care”. And if, | Read More »
Newt Can Win ? (And Pigs Can Fly)
In the cold, hard light of day following Romney’s decisive win over Newt in Florida, there is no longer any credible path for Gingrich to accumulate the 1144 delegates required to win the Republican nomination. To be honest, it was always a long shot, but the odds against Newt just went up astronomically. To begin with, the February calendar not only works in favor of | Read More »
Santorum’s Last Stand
Next Tuesday, Feb. 7, conservatives will finally get the long-desired, head-to-head match-up between Mitt Romney and a “consistent conservative”. Unfortunately for Newt Gingrich, he won’t be the conservative alternative facing Mitt Romney in the Missouri Primary. That’s because Gingrich didn’t file for the ballot in Missouri, a serious miscalculation on his part. Instead conservatives will have a clear choice between Romney and Rick Santorum (with | Read More »
A Rationale for Santorum Staying in the Race
Rick Santorum has three good reasons to continue his candidacy for the Republican nomination, and they were standing on the stage beside him Monday night. Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul are all deeply flawed candidates who have their loyal defenders, but who also have a large segment of the Republican electorate that are equally opposed to their nomination. Establishment Republicans fear Newt, and | Read More »
The South Carolina Ad Wars
As decision-day approaches this Saturday in South Carolina’s Republican primary, television viewers are being bombarded by ads from the campaigns and super-pacs. Here’s my account of what I was seeing over the past long-weekend leading up to the debate on Monday night. My assessment is limited to the Columbia Metropolitan television market where I live, but included ads being run on all four network affiliates. | Read More »