What I learned from the debate: Diane Sawyer is probably the most annoying person in America. ( And oh yeah..Mitt lost..BIG TIME!)
“My Week With Marilyn,” the just released film, purports to document the interaction between Marilyn Monrow and Sir Laurence Olivier, while the two were filming “The Prince and the Showgirl.” Forget the Trump debate. Last night , ABC showed us what it might look like were Marilyn Monroe to host a GOP debate. As I tuned in, I realized that it’s probably been at least | Read More »
Barmey Frank throws in the towel: admits that the GOP will keep the House
Today’s surprise announcement by Barney Frank that he will NOT run for re-election in 2012 is important because it is the first overt admission that the Democrats will NOT retake the House next year. Make no mistake. Frank is ALL about power in Washington. Having it, and more importantly, using it, to promote the far left agenda. If he thought that there were even | Read More »
The GOP MUST make plans now to thin the debate field.
This week’s debate on CNN was the best one to date. Focused on one area, and blessed with intelligent questions from Heritage and AEI fellows, it provided those watching with a solid basis to compare the candidates. And unlike previous debates, where we were treated to the spectacle a candidates complaing about not being asked sufficent questions, or squabbling about an extra 30 seconds to | Read More »
Memo to Rand Paul: Time to take the cars keys away from your father
Ron Paul will NOT be the Republican nominee. Ron Paul will, however, be in this race until the very end. He has a solid core of support, some 5-10%, depending on which state you poll, and is well financed. Ron Paul is far beyond just being the crazy old uncle that nobody wants to get stuck next to at the Thanksgiving table. Paul’s view of | Read More »
Just wondering, if your preferred candidate were to drop out, who would be your choice for the nomination?
Some time in the near future, the GOP presidential field will start to thin itself out. Results from the early primaries, difficulty in raising more money…whatever the reason(s)…politics is Darwinian…. This is NOT to suggest that any candidate should, or will drop out of the race. The purpose is to see if we can get a very informal sense of which way Red Staters might | Read More »
A plea to supercommittee Republicans. Just quit. Go home..NO LAST MINUTE DEALS
Please, PLEASE, I’m begging you six guys. Just quit. Go home to your families for Thanksgiving. Eat and drink too much. Watch some football. Just please stop negotiating. The whole idea of the supercommittee was a joke, if not unconstitutional. But it was also doomed from the start, because the Democrats weren’t going to negotiate in good faith, let alone give an inch. You’re going | Read More »
What’s the state of the Florida GOP Senate race?
Surprisingly, there hasn’t been much, if anything, on Red State about this. Erick endorsed Adam Hasner early on. He’s failed to make any headway in the polls, and in fundraising. We’ve had a few others announce, to minimal fanfare, and then, because in politics, as in nature, a vacuum is abhored, Connie Mack jumped in, and now seems to be the clear favorite. Is this | Read More »
Why Romney is all but finished…..
For months now, we’ve been told by the MSM that the GOP primary process is a forgone conclusion: that Romney will be the nominee. But since 80% of us aren’t just going gently into those primary nights, we’re also told that the sole reason for the current GOP primary kerfluffle is to figure out who will be the ani-Mitt, the last candidate standing, and the | Read More »
Memo to GOP candidates and the RNC: Time to take control of the format and style of the future debates
Dear GOP WH candidates: I hope you take the time to review the last two debates, on CNBC and CBS. Not for the purpose for critiquing yourselves ( your staff has already done that, I’m sure) but rather for a far broader perspective: to think how much better the debates could be, for each of you AND for the Republican message, and brand, as a | Read More »
Rick Perry’s brilliant debate strategy to appeal to the senior vote….
Well, everyone by now has seen or heard of Gov. Perry’s failue to recall the third federal government agency that he wants to eliminate. It’s been termed a “brain freeze” a “brain fart,” “memory lock..” among others. But curiously, it’s not been called a “senior moment.” But that’s exactly what it was…a “senior moment”, and a strategem brilliantly design to appeal to the seniors in | Read More »