Pence is In!
Mike Pence is going to do it. Just . . . um . . . not run for President. No, Mike Pence announced this morning that he is going to disappoint conservatives nationwide and make conservatives in Indiana very happy by running for Governor of Indiana. Guess I’ll have to move to Indiana now, or something. Count me all in 100% with Mike Pence for | Read More »
Are Mike Pence and Chris Christie Paying Attention?
In a pretty shocking Wall Street Journal/NBC poll Donald Trump is ranking number two among potential GOP contenders for the President. Mitt Romney edges him out by a few points into the top slot. There is a very simple reason for this: the field is ‘meh.’ Certainly partisans for the various candidates are excited about their various candidates. But the general consensus from conservatives is | Read More »
Congressional Republicans Begin Planting Hit Jobs on Conservatives
First the House GOP required Democrats to get their three week continuing resolution passed — a continuing resolution that cuts less money than the interest on our national debt that will accumulate over the next three weeks. Then the House GOP started bad mouthing the conservatives who voted against their plan. Now the House GOP is launching a direct assault on . . . wait | Read More »
Pence is Out
As many of you are hearing, Mike Pence will not be running for President. Many conservatives across the spectrum from fiscal to social had been rallying hoping for Pence to run. I was one of them. While Indiana Republicans can rejoice at a stellar candidate with a clear field for Governor, conservatives looking for inspiration in the 2012 Presidential field will have to keep looking. | Read More »
In Clarifying His Remarks, Steve Cohen Compares Mike Pence to “Goebbels”
Steve Cohen went on MSNBC to get praise from Ed Schultz for calling the GOP Nazis or some such thing. But there’s a bit of the interview, seen here that has largely gone unnoticed. At the end of the interview, Cohen says this: “I think Mike Pence said he often wants to be concise, careful, and consistent. Well that’s someone who I’ll never mention again | Read More »
Outside Effort to Get Mike Pence to Run Gains Steam
An outside effort by conservative activists around the country is gaining steam. The effort, to get Mike Pence to run for President, is intriguing many old guard conservatives in Washington and activists around the country. The effort is being organized by a group calling itself the “America’s President Committee”. Former Congressman Jim Ryun of Kansas is lending his voice to the cause. With tea party | Read More »
Pence for President
If confession is good for the soul, let me pour out my soul for you. As I stood at the beginning of 2008, I find myself in the same position here as we now begin the very real discussions of who should be the candidate for the GOP in 2012. Let me be clear: I will support the nominee, whoever she or he may be. | Read More »
An Avenue for Mike Pence?
Ron Brownstein has a very interesting article out today for National Journal about how the field of candidates is shaping up for 2012. He posits that the field is shaping up to be between managers like Mitt Romney and populists like Sarah Palin. I think that is, largely, a false dichotomy, but if you change what he means by “manager” I think he is on | Read More »
This is Terrific News
I just heard that Jeb Hensarling is going to run for Conference Chair to replace Mike Pence. This is terrific news. Hensarling is one of the most substantive conservative policy guys I know in the House. Coincidentally, Jeb Hensarling is the first politician I ever gave money to. Seriously. The Club For Growth, in Jeb’s first run, sent out a mail piece with a list | Read More »
Again I Say Fight!
“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case: you may have | Read More »
At Least One Indiana Republican Is Showing True Leadership Skills
Mike Pence was on CNN earlier today and Candy Crowley asked him about Mitch Daniels’ proposed truce on social issues. Pence handled it as a real conservative should. He said he “believes with all of [his] heart that Republicans need to continue to fight for the sanctity of life and the sanctity of marriage with everything [they]‘ve got in 2010 and in 2012.” But he | Read More »
Desperate Dan Coats Tries to Repackage Old As New. Again.
Dan Coats knows he is in trouble in Indiana. Momentum is with Marlin Stutzman who just received endorsements from Mark Levin, David Keene, Jim DeMint, and an A+ rating from the NRA — the highest of any candidate running. So Coats is trying to get free media to say Mike Pence just endorsed him. In reality, way back in February when Coats entered the race, | Read More »
A Real Tea Party Worthy Amendment to the Constitution
Some of you may have already seen their op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, but three conservatives in the House, Congressmen Jeb Hensarling (TX), Mike Pence (IN), and John Campbell (CA) introduced a constitutional amendment today to control spending by limiting it to one-fifth of the economy. The Spending Limit Amendment would keep spending as a percentage of GDP at the historical average since World | Read More »
BREAKING: Mike Pence Endorses Marco Rubio
The steady drumbeat for Marco Rubio keeps going on and on. Today he is picking up the endorsement of Congressman Mike Pence. Congressman Pence said, “I am proud to endorse Marco Rubio for the United States Senate. Marco Rubio’s faith in free markets, limited government and traditional moral values make him the right choice for Republicans in this race. At a time when the American | Read More »
BREAKING: Mike Pence Will Not Run for Senate
Sources are confirming for me this morning that Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) will not run for the United States Senate. In fact, later today the Congressman will send out a letter to supporters outlining his reasons. In it he will write: First because I have been given the responsibility to shape the Republican comeback as a member of the House Republican Leadership and, second, because | Read More »
12 Hours and 12 Truths
The Republicans are going online for twelve hours to talk about 12 truths on health care. You can watch here.
Having Sat on His Hands Refusing to Help the GOP In Its Suicide Bid, But Remaining a Loyal Lieutenant, Mike Pence is Finally Free to Do What He’s Always Wanted
Mike Pence refused to endorse Dede Scozzafava. Being, however, the Chairman of the House Republican Conference, it really would have been bad form of him to go all in with Hoffman. Being in that position demands some party loyalty. So behind the scenes Pence has made clear he was unhappy with this whole sordid mess and has refused to cooperate or fund the madness. Today | Read More »
What a Real Leader Looks Like
A real leader looks like Mike Pence. While John Boehner and Eric Cantor have rushed to line up with ACORN and support a Republican candidate in NY-23 who is to the left of her Democrat opponent, Congressman Mike Pence, the Chairman of the Republican Conference, refuses despite pressure to join Cantor and Boehner. Pence refuses to take shots at his own side, but is also | Read More »
Mike Pence at CPAC
One of the best decisions made this year by House Republicans was putting Mike Pence in charge of the House Republican Conference. Yesterday at CPAC, he proved it. Pence was dynamic, powerful, focused, and absolutely willing to call out other Republicans who totally failed the party and the conservative movement. His theme, from stage, was set early: How we, as conservatives, respond to these challenges | Read More »