Would Rick Santorum Know a Tea Party if he saw it?
From the diaries. On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets with Brad Jackson and Anne Sorock, I mentioned witnessing a conversation with Rick Santorum yesterday, without realizing it had been written up in Politico and at CNN. Essentially, Santorum was arguing that outlier 2012 candidates like himself and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson were “true Tea Party candidates”, which he describes as follows: “There | Read More »
Obama’s Non-Bow, the Politics of California, and Dean 2012
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Ben Domenech and Brad Jackson are joined by author, journalist, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Andrew Malcolm of the Los Angeles Times to discuss President Obama’s trip to India, the politics of California, and whether Howard Dean will challenge the president in 2012. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and | Read More »
Every age seeks visionaries to leave, in the wake of their genius, a changed world – but rarely are they found without a few strikeout also-rans getting a crack first. In 2008, millions of Americans thought they had found the real thing. Over the subsequent two years the nation moved inexorably – though rarely without battle – toward European-style socialism. Through the warring perspectives of | Read More »
The [epithet] and the redistricting knives.
If you do political blogging or reporting for a while, you end up hearing this question a lot: Why should I bother to come out and vote for the [insert epithet here meaning 'not as ideologically sound as I am']? This would be normally responded to with a polite “That’s a good question” and a variable-length stream of blather before the question is actually answered, | Read More »
Let Chris be Christie
Mark Levin has a Facebook post that takes a critical look at some comments New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made in his appearance on This Week this past Sunday. Levin is concerned that Christie is soft on immigration and Obamacare. “Regarding the former, he sounds like John McCain three years ago. ‘Commonsense path to citizenship.’ Regarding the latter, the cost of joining with the other | Read More »
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Could Hillary Return in 2012?
Rob Long uses two datapoints — the stunning decline of Barack Obama’s popularity, and the rise of Hillary Clinton’s — as the basis for a timeline of the unthinkable: could Hillary Clinton challenge Obama in 2012? There’s certainly space for a McGovernesque movement here — I think the important datapoint here is the activist left’s fundamental rejection by the White House, borne out in the | Read More »
At RedState we’ve hammered for a long time the idea that your local politics matter. We also give plenty of attention to federal elections for the House, the Senate, and of course the President. But governors matter, too. The next governor of South Carolina will affect us all. As will Georgia’s, Ohio’s, and Oregon’s. It doesn’t matter where you live. These Governors, as well as | Read More »
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