Rick Perry Enters the Arena
Today in Dallas, TX, Rick Perry will declare his candidacy for the President of the United States. It is his second time. Last time, Perry’s announced at the RedState Gathering in Charleston, SC in August of 2011 and surged quickly in the field to first place with almost a third of the Republican primary voters ready to back him. But several bad debate performances marginalized | Read More »
For those not keeping score at home…
I just thought I’d take a moment and remind you guys how 2016 is shaping up. Right now, it’s 15-4. On the Republican side, we have Jeb Bush, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, and Scott Walker, all of whom are current or former governors. We also have Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 100%, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) 84%, [mc_name | Read More »
Perhaps that ‘Bush’ surname isn’t quite the ultimate political poison, after all.
The rehabilitation of George W Bush continues, to the displeasure of various and sundry folks.
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Wall Street: Hillary for President!
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss George Pataki, Wall Street’s likely support of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and the bad Q1 GDP number.
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[Video] AFL-CIO Boss to Hillary: Support Us On Trade or Else.
For a long time, AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka’s support for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been “lukewarm.” Trumka’s preferred candidate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) 8% [D-MA], has stated she’s not running for President (so far.). However, in order to garner the labor federation’s endorsement for 2016, it seems that one of Trumka’s big litmus tests is whether or not Clinton will back | Read More »
Rick Perry Approaches the Arena
When the economy began to slide under George W. Bush and then cratered complete with Barack Obama entering the White House, Texas’s economy stayed strong. When the summer of recovery saw more and more Americans leaving the workforce, Texas saw more and more people going to work. In fact, if Texas were not a hotbed of economic activity in the past six years, Barack Obama | Read More »
Governor Huckabee Will Address the RedState Gathering
Governor Mike Huckabee is going to kick off our Saturday morning at the RedState Gathering. We are delighted he will be with us. Governor Huckabee has decided to bypass the Iowa Straw Poll altogether as several of the other candidates will also do. Governor Huckabee won the Iowa Caucus in 2008, surprising a lot of people. He didn’t run in 2012. But he is in | Read More »
The Democrats heat up some leftovers for the 2016 Senate races.
Before we get into the meat of this story from the National Journal, let me just note that this – “One of the most underappreciated stories in recent years is the deterioration of the Democratic bench under President Obama’s tenure in office” – has always been properly appreciated by me. I noticed this issue a while back. Sorry, but I felt the need to establish | Read More »
UPDATE [Video]: Rick Perry Pitches Executive Experience and an Optimistic Outlook for America at #SRLC2015
Today Rick Perry made his most extensive case yet for nominating someone with proven, executive experience. In his speech to a fired up crowd at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Perry hit hard on a recurring theme of his campaign, his decades of executive experience as the Governor of Texas. Whether the former governor of Texas was discussing the advance | Read More »
Rick Perry Is (Almost) In
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has a big announcement about “the future of this great country” according to a tweet from Anita Perry, the Governor’s wife. @AnitaPerryTX @GovernorPerry First Lady Anita Perry– truly great lady.— Larry Kudlow (@larry_kudlow) May 15, 2015 The link in the tweet goes to an Eventbrite page which invites you to Dallas, TX on June 4 to hear what the Perry’s | Read More »
Marco Rubio Will Join Us At the RedState Gathering
I should have put this in the announcement the other day. But apparently, for reasons I cannot fathom, Apple’s iCloud decided to start sending stuff to a junk folder even though I don’t want it to. And there I found an email from Rubio’s team from last week saying he would be at the RedState Gathering. So that’s awesome. Rubio was the first Senate candidate | Read More »
Round One For the RedState Gathering
I hope you have gotten your tickets to the RedState Gathering, because with this post today I suspect we are going to see them start going quickly. Backers of the various candidates want to see their preferred pick and with Atlanta being an easy place to get to, well . . . I hope you got your ticket. You can register at this link. This | Read More »
I Come to Praise Jeb Bush and Bobby Jindal
As willing as I am to offer up criticism of Bush and the other 2016 candidates, I also think it is worth praising them when they are willing to take a position that is unpopular in the current cultural zeitgeist of the Circle of Jerks in the press corps. One of those issues is religious liberty. Another is free expression. In the past seventy-two hours, | Read More »
Mike Huckabee Enters The Contest
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee yesterday declared his intention to seek the Presidency of the United States. The media immediately seized on Huckabee as the “Christian” in the race — editorially pigeonholing Huckabee. They have done so at their own peril. Huckabee will prove himself far deeper and more expansive on issues than the media wants to believe. To be sure, Huckabee is a former | Read More »
A Candidate Willing to Change His Mind
Isn’t that what the media wants? A candidate who is bold enough to admit he has changed his mind? Well, we have a mind change and it is a really significant one. Governor Rick Perry has decided to oppose the Export-Import Bank, which is up for renewal in Congress. For those who don’t know, the Ex-Im is a cess pool of waste, fraud, and abuse | Read More »