Let’s Split the Difference with Ron Paul
So Ron Paul wants all the other conservatives in the race to drop out and endorse him to take on Mitt Romney. I agree that conservatives need to coalesce around a candidate, but Ron Paul’s foreign policy prescriptions are just not palatable for me or most conservatives. But there’s no question that Ron Paul has the base of support, the money, and the passion in | Read More »
Potential Late Entrants
Republican voters are not happy with their choices…. Who could possibly come in late to save the day? (I believe it was) Bill Clinton’s checklist of things you need when running for president DOUBLY apply to a late entrant: 1) Money 2) Base of Support 3) Name Recognition So who are some Republicans who fit this criteria? Who could quickly raise money, have an automatic | Read More »
To Bain… Or not to Bain.
Don’t get me wrong: I think it’s good that Mitt Romney’s career at Bain is being brought up…. I just don’t think it’s being done in the right way. As an employer, Mitt Romney had every right to fire whomever he chooses. In fact, sometimes firing employees is the responsible thing for employers to do. No one has the right to a job, everyone should | Read More »
Santorum’s Coming Back Down to Earth…
Yep, Erick was right, the GOP electorate isn’t really interested in having a conversation about sodomy and in Santorum breaking down how homosexuality is like polygamy or pedophilia. My guess is, with George and Dianne moderating tonight, Santorum will get questions about this and if he continues as he has been he’ll continue to fade over the next few days. This election is about | Read More »
Rick Santorum’s Lousy Argument
Check this video out. First of all, why does Rick Santorum always look like he’s looking away from people and why does he seem so angry all the time? This is going to be a real problem if he’s the nominee, especially going up against the supposedly “cool” Obama. Secondly, Libertarians shouldn’t be apart of the conservative movement? Look, I was an independent voter because | Read More »
Why Mitt Romney is Going to Fold Being Attacked…
You think Newt gets testy when he’s challenged? Check this out. That’s from the Dems mind you, but as far as I can see the contexts are true enough: Mitt Romney does not react gracefully when challenged. Something tells me once Mitt starts getting hammered, we had better get ready for melt down of epic of proportions.
It’s Time to Change the Primary Process…
The fact that Iowa, a state with less than 6% unemployment in an election that is all about jobs, got to set the terms and pick front runners in this election in a nation that still has more than an 8% unemployment rate (that will probably climb in the coming months as people lay off seasonal employees), is absolutely ridiculous. It’s why we’re stuck with | Read More »
Ugh… Hopefully the Future of the GOP Isn’t Santorum.
We created this. Getting the Christian conservative vote is a good idea, because standing for life is a good idea. And while I disagree with the government getting involved in decisions between two consenting adults, upholding the concept of marriage as a union between a man and a woman is overall positive. What is a terrible idea is not educating the social conservatives about the | Read More »
It’s Time: Let’s Get Behind Gingrich
Ok. We’ve seen the results in Iowa. Perry is gracefully returning to Texas, Bachmann should follow suit. Santorum may pick up some momentum in other states, but let’s get real: When people start looking at Santorum’s record as Erick has outlined here, nice speeches are going to matter less and less the candidates records are going to come into focus more and more. For all | Read More »
Why Newt may be down, but not out.
There are many pundits who are predicting that Newt could be out by tonight, and that is certainly a possibility. Afterall, Newt has been the recipient of the pretentious Romney attack machine that drove the other candidates to hate him in 2008 and he may want to get his revenge by getting behind Perry, just as Rudy and others dropped out early in 2008 and | Read More »
A Powerful Case for Newt Gingrich.
With Ron Paul leading polls in Iowa and Rick Santorum on the rise, some in the GOP have all but written off Newt Gingrich. If that’s true, it’s too bad because it means we have allowed a few policy mistakes to discount an otherwise beyond stellar record of conservative achievement. We all know Ron Paul’s a cooky survivalist nut job, but as Erick Erickson noted | Read More »
Why Newt’s Comments on Romney Were Critical.
The Establishment is riled by the response Newt Gingrich gave to the charge by Mitt Romney to return all of the money that he earned from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Newt said: “I would just say that if Governor Romney would like to give back all the money he’s earned on bankrupting companies and laying off employees over his years if being, then I | Read More »
Rick Perry is a Honorable Man & Other Notes from the Debate.
Look, I have not been the most complimentary of Rick Perry or his supporters, but I have got to say that while I am still supporting Newt. I think Perry proved to be an incredibly honorable guy. While the other candidates on the stage punted or attacked Newt over the question about Newt Gingrich’s comments about whether or not Palestinians are a made up people, | Read More »
The Difference Between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.
Three words: “I was wrong.” Newt is by no means perfect. Sometimes I think he holds views with nuance for the sake of holding views with nuance. The latest episode of this is his conversation with Jake Tapper on when life begins. (My take: While I believe life begins at conception, I don’t have a problem with Newt’s position, it’s sufficiently pro-life for me.) But, | Read More »
The 99% that could save America
Before I begin my criticism of the Occupy movement, let me point out that I am an under-but-greatfully employed recent University graduate with a mountain of debt, way more debt than the average college graduate. And while my parents and I take full responsibility for taking it on, there was behavior conducted by the banks I landed from and the university I attended that I | Read More »
No, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are not the same on immigration.
There seems to be a interesting narrative emerging on conservative blogs supportive of Rick Perry, including posts on this one, that Newt is only following the lead of Governor Perry on education. Sorry folks, but Newt and Rick Perry are MILES different on immigration: Newt Gingrich is for border security first and then allowing for communities to review immigration status on a case by case | Read More »
Will Palin Endorse Newt?
That’s what Scott Conroy, of real clear politics who has been particularly close to Palin aides believes. Let’s run down the list of people Palin could support and reasons she could support them. Michele Bachmann: People love to point out similarities between Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin. And there are plenty, both are outspoken, solidly conservative darlings of the tea party movement and they’re both | Read More »
America Needs an Obama vs. Newt Race.
Baring some salacious detail coming out of the pipeline, I will be supporting Newt Gingrich from president next year. I have already written about why I think Newt would be a good candidate on his own, and I think he is a good candidate and he’d make a good president. But one of the main reasons I am supporting Newt is what it would do | Read More »
Why Not Newt?
After watching the debates, looking over his plan, then examining his record, I have a question: Why isn’t Newt Gingrich being taken more seriously? The answer I get most often is “I love his brain, but he can’t win.” Yet, we forget that Newt HAS won and won BIG time and time again though the 1990s. Let’s take a look at reasons to support Newt | Read More »
Why the Left Fears Herman Cain.
This is absolutely pathetic. And it goes to show how absolutely bonkers and beside themselves that Herman Cain is leading a lot of the polls coming out right now. Including a new Zogby poll where he leads by 20%. O’Donnell’s interview, along with comments by useful idiots like Janeane Garofalo, reveals what the left fears about Herman Cain: It takes the narrative away from them | Read More »