The CNN Debate: Where Has This Perry Been?

    My quick thoughts before I get back on radio (you can listen and call in):1. Where has this Rick Perry been? Finally, the guy showed up with unscripted, from the gut answers. The few scripted answers fell flat (see e.g. Jeffres). The rest were good. He’s not the best debater. But he certainly did not lose that debate.2. Rick Santorum is too angry to be | Read More »

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    The CNN Debate: Where Has This Perry Been?

    My quick thoughts before I get back on radio (you can listen and call in):1. Where has this Rick Perry been? Finally, the guy showed up with unscripted, from the gut answers. The few scripted answers fell flat (see e.g. Jeffres). The rest were good. He’s not the best debater. But he certainly did not lose that debate.2. Rick Santorum is too angry to be | Read More »

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    Rick Perry’s post-Dartmouth Remarks, Part II.

    And here’s part II: the Q&A from last night’s (10/11/2011) post-debate remarks by Texas Governor Rick Perry. Again, this was done by RedState’s Aaron Gardner, not myself. You can see the first part here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SDFnGky0io Moe Lane (crosspost)

    Rick Perry’s post-Dartmouth Remarks, Part II.

    And here’s part II: the Q&A from last night’s (10/11/2011) post-debate remarks by Texas Governor Rick Perry. Again, this was done by RedState’s Aaron Gardner, not myself. You can see the first part here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SDFnGky0io Moe Lane (crosspost)

    Rick Perry’s post-Dartmouth remarks, Part I.

    Our own Aaron Gardner was on hand to record Governor Rick Perry’s remarks after the debate last night.  I’ll be putting up the video in two parts: this part consists of the formal remarks that Governor Perry made, and the second will be from the question-and-answer period. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwD79Yu-ri0 Not to be, ah, pawkish about this or anything: but as you can see, the difference between | Read More »

    Rick Perry’s post-Dartmouth remarks, Part I.

    Our own Aaron Gardner was on hand to record Governor Rick Perry’s remarks after the debate last night.  I’ll be putting up the video in two parts: this part consists of the formal remarks that Governor Perry made, and the second will be from the question-and-answer period. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwD79Yu-ri0 Not to be, ah, pawkish about this or anything: but as you can see, the difference between | Read More »

    A few tips to the candidates running for President.

    Some advice from someone who worked in the political arena for many years. We all know that Perry is not reading Romney’s book and neither is Romney reading Perry’s. So why do they both spend so much time in debates pointing to discrepencies, like two school boys in a rather foolish name-calling fight?  This game of “gotcha” has to stop. It makes Barak Obama look | Read More »

    Dear Republican Presidential Candidates

    I realize I’m biased, but with the exception of the Tampa, FL CNN-Tea Party debate, I’ve been rather unimpressed with the debates. There are too many of you on the stage. There is not enough time to get into the substance of your answers. And you are all making it about each other instead of about Barack Obama.I happen to have a radio show on | Read More »

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    Dear Republican Presidential Candidates

    I realize I’m biased, but with the exception of the Tampa, FL CNN-Tea Party debate, I’ve been rather unimpressed with the debates. There are too many of you on the stage. There is not enough time to get into the substance of your answers. And you are all making it about each other instead of about Barack Obama.I happen to have a radio show on | Read More »

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    Pre-assessing tonight’s debate.

    [UPDATE, 10:57 AM] Sorry, guys: this was supposed to be a diary. This is going to be more or less tossed-off, very subjective, and REFLECTIVE OF NOBODY’S OPINION EXCEPT MY OWN.  That last bit?  Kind of important: the next few months are going to be a time where people are going to be ascribing ulterior motives with what they used to call ‘gay abandon’ before | Read More »

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    Debt & Jobs dominate GOP FoxNews/Google debate question requests.

    Let me explain this one: there’s a debate Thursday that’s being sponsored by FoxNews & Google. Google is letting people submit questions via YouTube – frankly, this has more than a slight whiff of gimmick about it, but let’s roll with the notion for a moment. The preliminary survey of submitted questions indicate that the top two categories of questions submitted are “Government Spending” and | Read More »

    Debt & Jobs dominate GOP FoxNews/Google debate question requests.

    Let me explain this one: there’s a debate Thursday that’s being sponsored by FoxNews & Google. Google is letting people submit questions via YouTube – frankly, this has more than a slight whiff of gimmick about it, but let’s roll with the notion for a moment. The preliminary survey of submitted questions indicate that the top two categories of questions submitted are “Government Spending” and | Read More »

    Political Arrogance

    Chuck Schumer is the bad stereotype of today’s politician: smug in his superiority over the “little people” and anyone who dares to defy or question him, he had hoped to avoid even running a campaign this election cycle, counting on the fact that his relatively unknown opponent would be unable to match him in money and resources. Thanks to the new media and Jay Townsend’s | Read More »

    The President’s Yes Girl Patty Murray Says No to One Thing: Debating

    Time and time again, when Pres. Barack Obama has come courting Sen. Patty Murray for passage of his liberal big government agenda, the three-term legislator has been found already nodding affirmatively with the gratuitous enthusiasm of a bobblehead in a magnitude nine tremor. When it came to getting a yes vote from Murray on the largely unpopular and economically poisonous healthcare reform bill, or on | Read More »

    On Purity Tests And The Republican Party …

    The effort by ten Conservative members of the Republican National Committee (led by Jim Bopp Jnr. of Indiana) to introduce a resolution at the RNC’s Winter Meeting this month that would have forced all Republican candidates for Federal office to sign off on at least eight (or seven) out of the ten issue positions in the resolution or face having the RNC withhold its funds | Read More »