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 »
“Geronimo, Geronimo, for God and country”..That’s OK?…but FDR’s D-Day prayer isn’t
Last night, watching National Geographic’s decent documentary, “The Last Days of Bin Ladin,” I was reminded of the stirring message sent by the SEAL who took down Osama: “Geronimo, Geronimo, for God and country!” To make sure that the raid results would be disseminated as quickly and accurately as possible. the SEALS had adopted a quick radio code, wherein the use of a word beginning | Read More »
Beware the upcoming Supercommittee turkey: the deadline isn’t Nov 23rd, it’s more like this Wednesday, Nov 9th.
The deficit reduction Supercommittee is charged with reporting to Congress by Nov 23rd, and the Congress must vote on the plan, up or down, no later than Dec 23rd. Given that the two sides are deadlocked, it is likely that no agreement will be reached, or if one does occur, it will be at the last minute, after several all night committee sessions. And if this happens, | Read More »
It’s obvious: Biden leaked the story about Cain ( to keep Hillary OFF the ticket)
DC is all atwitter today about the supposed revelations concerning Herman Cain. Considerable hot air is being devoted to assessing the impact of this news on Cain’s soaring candidacy, but, not surprisingly, there’s far more inside-the Beltway speculation as to who was the source of the leak to Politico…who tipped them to the story? Obviously, the MSM is trying to point the finger(s) at Mitt | Read More »
Blast from the past: Anyone remember PIGS, PALS, and ACRS? ( a look back at the glory, and the gory days of real estate tax shelters)
There has been a great deal of discussion about the tax proposals of Cain and Perry, including several diaries here where individuals attempted to compare how they’d make out under these new tax codes. And surprisingly, many are negative about them. So it’s worthwhile to look back at the last time we pretty much stood the IRC on its head. People aren’t stupid. It’s human nature to | Read More »