CPAC: Not Quite Like the Media Matters Communications Room. But Still, Grow Up.
UPDATE: Melissa Clouthier has taken on the task of writing the same point about the young women, too many of whom were even more scantily clad than some of Fox News hosts. Stephen Glass was a fabulist. He made up stories and eventually he was caught. I read somewhere he wants to be a lawyer now, but his contrition is in doubt. One of the | Read More »
RS at CPAC: Sarah Steelman (R CAND, MO-SEN PRI).
Sarah Steelman is one of the candidates running for the Republican nomination for Senate in Missouri – which is, of course, a prime nomination to have, considering that sitting Senate Claire McCaskill is widely expected to be a prominent member of the next wave of Democratic politicians slated to die the political True Death for the greater glory of Obamacare. We spoke for a bit | Read More »
Lee Stranahan: “The media has woefully misrepresented the occupy movement.”
“All a journalist has to do is go up and go ‘hi, how are things going?’ and people will tell them the truth. But you don’t see any reports” The above is an interview of Big Government’s Lee Stranahan by Tony Katz on behalf of The Franklin Center. In the first half of the video, Stranahan discusses the Pigford case, and how he came to | Read More »
RS at CPAC: Ted Cruz (R CAND, TX-SEN PRI).
Ted Cruz is an old friend of RedState, of course: so we made sure to spend a couple of minutes talking about the race, how the ongoing redistricting dispute in Texas is making everybody’s elections difficult, and about CPAC generally. And if you’re wondering why a Texas federal Senate race would be affected by redistricting, it’s because nobody really wants to have three primary dates | Read More »
RS at CPAC: Rep. Sandy Adams (R, FL-24)
Rep. Sandy Adams is a freshman legislator who is now running for re-election in the new FL-07 district (the maps were thoroughly shifted around as per the redistricting process in Florida); as a result, she’ll be running a contested primary with Rep. John Mica. Sandy and I talked a bit about that race, as well as CPAC generally: Rep. Adams’ site is here. Moe Lane | Read More »
RS at CPAC: Mia Love (R CAND, UT-04 PRI).
We’ve spoken before: Mia is the mayor of Saratoga Springs in the new UT-04 district, and if she wins the primary she hopes to beat Jim Matheson in the general. We spoke for a few minutes at CPAC: Mia’s site is here. I don’t often say this, but if I lived in this district I’d be voting for her. Which is no reflection on the | Read More »
RS at CPAC: EJ Otero (R CAND, FL-11 PRI).
Florida is volatile, this cycle: the combination of redistricting, the adding of two seats, and the status of Florida as a battleground state has caused for a lot of jockeying for positioning and seats. It was pretty much a relief to speak to Col. E.J. Otero, USAF (Ret.), who simply wants to toss out the liberal Kathy Castor from the 11th district. As usual, we | Read More »
RS at CPAC: Richard Mourdock (R CAND, IN-SEN PRI).
This particular interview with Richard – we’ve talked with him before about the race – is of interest for another reason: Dave Weigel of Slate happened to reference it in his day-in-the-life article about Richard Mourdock at CPAC. I don’t have any actual beef with Weigel’s reporting of anything that I was involved with – I did ask those questions, more or less, and I | Read More »
RS at CPAC: Dan Bongino (R CAND, MD-SEN PRI).
One of the interesting things about CPAC is, of course, that you can meet a whole lot of different candidates. Below was my conversation with Dan Bongino, who is a former US Secret Service agent now running for Senate in Maryland against Ben Cardin – and if you don’t remember who Ben Cardin is, don’t worry. Cardin’s an amazingly generic Senator who, on his good | Read More »
Occupiers lose Battle of Wardman Park
The basic premise of the Occupations, including Occupy DC, is that they, the “99%”, are not being heard in elections, so they must impose themselves on spaces where they are not welcome in order to force their message out. It’s a strategy reminiscent of George Lincoln Rockwell’s Phase One for the American Nazi Party, and I expect it to be just as ineffective at achieving | Read More »
A Severe Conservative Speaks at CPAC
Mitt Romney got a warm reception at CPAC, standing ovations . . . the works. He did nothing to calm fears that he is not one of us. In fact, he might have made it worse today. He ad-libbed one particular portion of his speech that just may give away the game for him with the CPAC crowd. He threw in this line: “I fought | Read More »
RS at CPAC: see the Occupiers! (Open thread)
And tremble at their might! They have tents, you see. Tents which they carry with them, everywhere that they go. For JUSTICE! Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: Open thread. These goofballs aren’t even worth a full post.
RS at CPAC: Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-20 PRI)
This is from yesterday: Karen Harrington is goig up against Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who doesn’t quite have the district that she used to. We’ve talked before, and she had some thoughts on CPAC this time: Karen’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
RS at CPAC: Sen. Ron Johnson (R, WI).
I have a lot of these, and probably more getting generated tomorrow – but I didn’t want to not get at least one of these done this evening. This clip is of Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, who of course came out of nowhere in 2010 to neatly excise Russ Feingold from his Senate seat. Which was personally one of the more satisfying results of | Read More »
A Big, Big Win for Santorum . . . Errr . . . CPAC
Mitt Romney had a horrible, horrible night. Early yesterday, Mitt Romney’s campaign called Missouri a “beauty contest” and said to focus on Colorado. We did. Wow. I’ve said since Sunday that yesterday would be the first day of voting that Mitt Romney’s “poor” comment to Soledad O’Brien would have an impact. It typically takes a week for comments like that to be digested by voters. | Read More »