The Last Debate?
Today is a holiday here at RedState, but I’m doing laundry, packing, and preparing to fly out to Arizona. On Wednesday night, CNN will bring the nation what may very well be the last debate in the Republican Presidential Primary season. From Mesa, AZ, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul will take the stage one last time. At least we can presume | Read More »
The Jacksonville Brawl
I’m biased, but I think the real winner last night was CNN and I feel confident I’d say that even if they didn’t send me a paycheck. After that disastrous and embarrassing NBC debate, Wolf Blitzer held his own, did not get devoured by Newt Gingrich, and engaged in a lot of substance without a lot of random questions like . . . oh . | Read More »
ATTN South Carolina RedState Readers
Roland Martin and I are going to be covering the South Carolina primary from rainy Columbia, SC tonight. We’ll be at Liberty Tap Room located at 828 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201 if you want to stop by. Consider this an open thread.
The Early Entrance Polls
The early entrance polls are trickling out. CNN says Paul, Romney, and Santorum are in the top tier. The Washington Post’s Fix tweets that the 2012 evangelical crowd is about the same as 2008. Anecdotally from several caucuses, and anecdotally only, I’m hearing the Occupiers showed up for Ron Paul. We’ll see. The next round of entrance polls comes soon.
The CNN Debate: Where Has This Perry Been?
My quick thoughts before I get back on radio (you can listen and call in): 1. Where has this Rick Perry been? Finally, the guy showed up with unscripted, from the gut answers. The few scripted answers fell flat (see e.g. Jeffres). The rest were good. He’s not the best debater. But he certainly did not lose that debate. 2. Rick Santorum is too angry | Read More »
Romney’s Vulnerability and Media Disconnect
I’ve got up a post at CNN.com right now on Mitt Romney and what the media is missing in its 2012 analysis. When the bulk of the Republican pundits and prognosticators support one candidate, the reporters and political analysts who rely on those Republicans tend to act as if that candidate is the one everybody supports. The media, in effect, have become film critic Pauline | Read More »
The #CNNTEAPARTY Debate
From 5pm to 7pm tonight I’ll be on WSB providing a pre-game show for the CNN Tea Party Express debate. You can listen live at http://wsbradio.com and call in to discuss the debate at 1-800-WSB-TALK. From 7pm to 8pm I’ll be on John King USA for CNN’s pre-debate coverage. From 8pm to 10pm, we’ll all be tuned to the debate and I’ll be following #CNNTeaParty | Read More »
Get Ready for the Debate
Just a reminder that we’ll be covering the debate live here at RedState tonight. We’ll have up an interactive chat box to do debate play by play. Beginning at 6p.m., you can click here to listen to my radio pre-debate show. At 7pm, the feed will switch over to CNN’s live debate coverage. At 10p.m., with the same link, you’ll be able to get my | Read More »
An Important Week for the 2012 GOP Field Begins Tonight at 7pm on CNN
The GOP’s New Hampshire Primary debate begins tonight at 8 p.m. ET. CNN is hosting the debate and you can watch it live there. Beginning at 6pm, I’ll be doing a special debate preview on WSB Radio. At 7 p.m. tonight, I’ll be on CNN participating with CNN’s preview of the debate. WSB Radio will run with the CNN audio at that time. At 8 | Read More »
It’s About Bob Bennett’s Responsibility, Not His Conservatism
Just watched the CNN spot a friend mentioned earlier… the interview with the Utah tea party founder is awesome… TEA PARTY FOUNDER: “It’s not a question of how conservative he is, it’s a question of being responsible. And it wasn’t responsible of him to vote for the bailout for failing companies.” REPORTER: “Should his career end over that one vote?” TEA PARTY FOUNDER “His career | Read More »
Campbell Brown is Right and Hayworth is An Idiot if He Sticks to This
I’m happy to see John McCain fight for his political life in Arizona, but stuff like this means I must go for McCain over Hayworth. Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, who on Monday officially entered Arizona’s Republican race against Sen. John McCain, defended his recent call for President Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate, suggesting his questions stem not from conspiracy theories that Obama was really born in Kenya | Read More »
In Which I Make Paul Begala’s Head Explode
Want to make a Democrat’s head explode? Calmly point out that Ted Kennedy killed health care deform:
A Lack of Presidential Leadership
You remember Tom Kean, don’t you? He’s the former chairman of the 9/11 Commission — that same commission whose policies in its massive report Barack Obama guaranteed to implement. Obama has not. In fact, one of the chief priorities of the 9/11 commission was the ability to effectively cross reference people on terrorist watch lists with passenger manifests for airlines. Hasn’t fully happened. Commission Chairman | Read More »
Battle of the Cajuns on CNN
While my dad may be Swedish, my mom is from Louisiana. Today at 4:40 p.m. ET on CNN, you can witness the Battle of the Cajuns. Carville v. Erickson Consider this an open thread.
You know, flipping the channels tonight and seeing on twitter that CNN failed to run live with the Ft. Hood press conference, I think they should put me in the 8pm time slot. Their ratings suck because the network does. All of its major personalities are on the left, except for Lou Dobbs, who is a populist, not a conservative. They need a voice on | Read More »
Rick Sanchez of CNN Ran Over a Man Then Fled the Scene. Two Hours Later, Sanchez Was Still Drunk.
Here is what is phony. Rick Sanchez quoted Rush Limbaugh on CNN and the quote was fabricated. The racially insensitive quote attributed to Limbaugh was made up on the internet and not uttered by Rush. Sanchez has refused to apologize for using the quote in a hit job on Limbaugh designed to destroy Limbaugh’s bid for the St. Louis Rams. Here is what is real. | Read More »
CNN’s Daschle Fan Club
This post is mostly for the bulimics out there who need some help throwing up tonight. Toby Harnden has some of the quotes from David Gergen and Gloria Borger lamenting Tom Daschle’s withdrawal. Gergen and Borger are typical Washington insiders who have lost all disconnect from the real world outside the beltway. Borger claims Daschle’s withdrawal was somehow partisan — not the criminal reality that | Read More »
Keep track of your enemies, McCain
UPDATE(by Dan Spencer): Liz Mair, RNC spokeswoman, further clarifies: “RNC efforts are ongoing in these states, and Barack Obama would assume otherwise at his own peril.” The trends are still working in McCain’s favor. As I said the other day, the polling is headed in McCain’s direction and it is starting to show up in the state level polling. So here’s the thing: CNN breathlessly | Read More »