Herman Cain ’12 Iowa caucuses: Obama, 2008? Or Dean, 2004?
Hot Air and Ace of Spades HQ are both contemplating the issue of Herman Cain, whether he can win, and whether he is truly likely to win. Fortunately or unfortunately – depending on your point of view – I take a utilitarian point of view on the matter: what does the Herman Cain Iowa plan look like? Does it look like this? Campaign organizer: We’re | Read More »
Romney, Romneycare, *free* health care, and illegal immigrants.
It’s funny: by the standards of a lot of people in the GOP I’m pretty firmly in the ‘pro-amnesty squish’ wing. [INSERT INTEMPERATE RESPONSE TO INSULTING AND PROVOCATIVE STATEMENT THAT WILL NOT FOSTER PARTY UNITY, BUT WILL MAKE THE RESPONDER PERSONALLY FEEL BETTER ABOUT BEING CALLED A RUDE NAME HERE] So it’s always a little interesting to talk about the immigration debate in the primaries. | Read More »
New Perry ad: “Misleading.”
I can tell you at least one key difference between this latest ad by Governor Rick Perry and the latest one from former Governor Mitt Romney… …Team Perry will probably not have to fall all over itself later today to pull the ad from the Internet. Which was something that Team Romney had to do yesterday with their ad. For those without video, the Perry | Read More »
Mitt Romney: enabling the PRC’s foreign adventurism?
There’s a lot to talk about with regard to last night’s debate, but I want to drill down on this unforced error made by Team Romney. It’s… subtle, but it’s going to hurt Mitt in unexpected ways. Via the CNN debate transcript (via Ben Domenech’s Transom) comes this fascinating discussion of alternative methods of funding humanitarian aid: COOPER: Governor Romney, should foreign aid be eliminated? | Read More »
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R, VA) on short list for VP?
That’s one potential conclusion that you can draw from today’s and yesterday’s Quinnipiac polls looking at Virginia political conditions. Admittedly, they’re just one firm’s polls; also admittedly, anyone likely to be reading this is a hardcore political junky anyway, so we might as well take a look. Yesterday’s Q-poll looked at Governor McDonnell’s popularity rating*, which is – to be modest about it – practically | Read More »
MITT ROMNEY’S Social Security blunder.
You’ve probably read by now Mitt Romney adviser Stuart Stevens’ gleeful email to Ben Smith – and might I add that there is something unseemly about an ostensible Republican using Politico for what is essentially an internal debate? – crowing over Governor Rick Perry’s rather sensible observation that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme: He has lost. No federal candidate has ever won on the | Read More »
Mitt Romney beclowns the Netroots on job growth.
I don’t normally devote the front page of RedState to Twitter nonsense from the Online Left – aside from everything else, the netroots are horrifically bad at Twitter, which makes it not quite sporting – but I’ll make an exception in this case. The short version: the campaign of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney put out a chart today as part of his jobs plan | Read More »
New Romney Ad: “Bump in the road.”
[UPDATE]: Nice take on this by one of our diarists. It’s strong; I thought that it might have been a bit long before watching, but there’s nothing in there that doesn’t need to be. Mitt Romney‘s campaign came up with a good one, here. One with a theme that should be repeated by the eventual candidate, at every opportunity. Via Jim Geraghty. Transcript (via email; | Read More »
Romney 2012 Announcement speech.
This is the live feed: I’ll get a transcript of the speech up when I find it; it’s not yet up on Mitt Romney’s campaign site. Moe Lane (crosspost)
First of the three: Romney.
And serving up the raw meat: We need change all right – change from a liberal Washington to a conservative Washington! We have a prescription for every American who wants change in Washington — throw out the big government liberals and elect John McCain! Our economy is under attack. China is acting like Adam Smith on steroids, buying oil from the world’s worst, and selling | Read More »