Secret Florida primary training video leaked!

    Never you mind how said training video was acquired, and/or which campaigns are going to use it to inform their operating methodology: that part’s not important. What’s important is that this is how the next week is going to look, in the run-up to the Florida primary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEYYYMuwCyA

    This is No Way to Run An Election

    Since the day after the 2010 elections, I have been bombarded with mailings and phone calls from the Republican National Committee seeking my support in the campaign to defeat President Obama in 2012. I am 100% committed to that goal. I am also 85% dissatisfied with the way that the process has been conducted.  And it seems to get worse with each election cycle. My | Read More »

    What exactly does one do when the most conservative candidate that can win drops out?

    First, Allow me to publicly thank Governor Perry, his wife, Anita, their family, and their staff for all their hard work. Much may be said concerning missteps, mistakes, blunders, and the shoulda, woulda, couldas. I for one am grateful for the grace it takes any candidate and their team to put themselves out there and take the heat while furthering the causes of conservatism. For | Read More »

    RS Interview: Mia Love (R CAND, UT-04 PRI).

    You may remember her from last week: Mia is the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and is now running for the new district created for Utah as a result of the last census.  We had the opportunity to talk about the details of the district, plus her thoughts about the best way to represent it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q0cbF_9smAU Mia’s  site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)

    RS Interview: Mia Love (R CAND, UT-04 PRI).

    You may remember her from last week: Mia is the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and is now running for the new district created for Utah as a result of the last census.  We had the opportunity to talk about the details of the district, plus her thoughts about the best way to represent it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Q0cbF_9smAU Mia’s  site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)

    I am afraid that I disagree with Sen. Jim DeMint about Ron Paul.

    That the good Senator is apparently at least considering the idea of endorsing Mitt Romney is one thing: everybody does endorsements, they’re not always going to be for your candidate, so suck it up and walk it off. But – unlike the Senator – I want Ron Paul out of my darn primaries.  Yesterday, if possible.  The non-Republicans that he’s bringing in won’t vote for | Read More »

    I am afraid that I disagree with Sen. Jim DeMint about Ron Paul.

    That the good Senator is apparently at least considering the idea of endorsing Mitt Romney is one thing: everybody does endorsements, they’re not always going to be for your candidate, so suck it up and walk it off. But – unlike the Senator – I want Ron Paul out of my darn primaries.  Yesterday, if possible.  The non-Republicans that he’s bringing in won’t vote for | Read More »

    Our Task Moving Forward: Focus On Congress

    Irrespective of the outcome of the presidential primaries, it is highly unlikely that we will nominate a reliable and consistent conservative.  Unfortunately, with the exceptions of Coolidge, Goldwater, and Reagan, we never do.  Not on a presidential level.  This year we might nominate someone who is not a conservative at all.  Perforce, our most important task going forward (aside for defeating Obama) is to win | Read More »

    Our Task Moving Forward: Focus On Congress

    Irrespective of the outcome of the presidential primaries, it is highly unlikely that we will nominate a reliable and consistent conservative.  Unfortunately, with the exceptions of Coolidge, Goldwater, and Reagan, we never do.  Not on a presidential level.  This year we might nominate someone who is not a conservative at all.  Perforce, our most important task going forward (aside for defeating Obama) is to win | Read More »

    A reminder on long primaries.

    In 2008, the Democratic party had one of the longest, one of the most expensive, and one of the most bitter primaries in American political history. It was a drawn-out, unpleasant affair where Hillary Clinton, the expected front-runner, was eventually beaten – despite the fact that she won almost all of the top Democratic-leaning states, arguably won the popular vote, and nobody actually won enough | Read More »

    A reminder on long primaries.

    In 2008, the Democratic party had one of the longest, one of the most expensive, and one of the most bitter primaries in American political history. It was a drawn-out, unpleasant affair where Hillary Clinton, the expected front-runner, was eventually beaten – despite the fact that she won almost all of the top Democratic-leaning states, arguably won the popular vote, and nobody actually won enough | Read More »

    We Need More Fighters in Congress

    “We all know which ones have been fighting hard to keep their campaign promises and which ones have remained stealth senators following the rudderless lead of Senator McConnell.” The defeat of Ron Johnson for a leadership post in the Senate should serve as a wakeup call to conservatives.  Despite our hard work during the 2010 elections, we have not done enough to elect conservative warriors | Read More »

    We Need More Fighters in Congress

    “We all know which ones have been fighting hard to keep their campaign promises and which ones have remained stealth senators following the rudderless lead of Senator McConnell.” The defeat of Ron Johnson for a leadership post in the Senate should serve as a wakeup call to conservatives.  Despite our hard work during the 2010 elections, we have not done enough to elect conservative warriors | Read More »

    RS Interview: Rob Cornilles (R CAND, OR-01).

    This one is the special election called for Oregon’s First District after incumbent David Wu retired.  Suddenly.  Under circumstances best described as “murky.”  Or possibly “neurological.”  It’s a D+8 district, but the Democrats are certainly acting as if it’s in play.  Rob’s a small business owner who ran against Wu in 2010 and gave the incumbent his toughest re-election fight; we talked about his chances | Read More »

    RS Interview: Rob Cornilles (R CAND, OR-01).

    This one is the special election called for Oregon’s First District after incumbent David Wu retired.  Suddenly.  Under circumstances best described as “murky.”  Or possibly “neurological.”  It’s a D+8 district, but the Democrats are certainly acting as if it’s in play.  Rob’s a small business owner who ran against Wu in 2010 and gave the incumbent his toughest re-election fight; we talked about his chances | Read More »