Newt Gingrich’s (Unlikely) Path to the Nomination
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich has emerged as the most formidable of non-Romney candidates in the Republican Party presidential primary contest. His chances of winning the conservative Iowa caucuses and South Carolina election in January seem high now but he could struggle to convince right wing voters that he best represents an alternative vision to Barack Obama’s. Gingrich has polled at roughly 27 percent in | Read More »
Why Republicans Can’t Just Be Reasonable
Riding on a powerful wave of resentment with the Obama Administration’s interventionist policies, the Republicans performed exceptionally well in last month’s midterm elections. They picked up scores of House and Senate seats, several governorships and many state legislatures turned red. After two years of obstructionism, the left, including the White House, has urged the opposition to become a more “responsible” stakeholder. As they will have | Read More »
Obama Going to Call Republicans’ “Bluff”
In an interview that was taped with CBS on Friday and will air on the network’s Sunday Morning and The Early Show, President Barack Obama had a warning for Republicans who fret about the deficit but have no proposals to cut it. “I’m going to call them on their bluff,” he announced. The president said the same thing last month after the G20 summit in | Read More »
Newt Gingrich For President?
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told the Associated Press this week during a trip to Iowa that he has “never been this serious” about running for president. But what are his chances? Financially, the Republican stalwart is in excellent condition. Politico reports that his political action groups, foremost among them, American Solutions for Winning the Future, raised nearly $3.5 million during the past | Read More »