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 »
Rick Perry in Orangeburg, SC
I just left a Rick Perry event at Duke’s Barbecue in Orangeburg, SC. It gave me great hope that Gov. Perry may indeed be able to pull off a comeback in the South Carolina Republican primary. The speech that he gave was positive, but serious, focusing on economic issues primarily. He did begin with his personal biography, which serves not only to introduce him to | Read More »
Stop Romney; vote for Ron Paul in New Hampshire
Before you call me a Paulbot and start ranting about how dangerous and deranged Ron Paul is, please hear me out. I am not advocating a President Ron Paul. I am proposing that conservatives have only one chance of defeating Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, which may be the last chance of stopping his inevitable march to the nomination. If Romney wins big in New | Read More »