The Democrats’ October Surprise

    It’s been puzzling to see the Obama Administration once again shilling for the Healthcare bill. One can imagine them and other federal Democrats taking the most well-polled aspects of the law – no pre-existing conditions prohibiting the purchase of medical coverage for children, the ability for parents to keep their children on plans until age 26, no lifetime limits on coverage – and these insulated | Read More »

    THE REAL NATURE OF POLITICS

    What I am about to share with you is probably the most important lesson you will learn at any time in your life about success in the public policy process. Conservatives did not understand the real nature of politics for many years and certainly did not begin to teach it systematically until the early 1970s.  Many conservatives today haven’t learned it yet. Please bear with | Read More »

    Interest in Minnesota Races

        Governor Tim Pawlenty’s decision to forego another term is fueling speculation about his Presidential aspirations in 2012.  Unfortunately, it has opened the door for a Democratic Governorship pick-up this year.  In fact, Democratic nominee Mark Dayton leads his opponent Tom Emmer by 5 points at this juncture- certainly not a runaway.  With no Senate race this year, this is the only statewide race.  Before | Read More »

    Democratic Problems in Mississippi

         With no Senate or Governor races this year, all eyes are on Mississippi’s four Congressional district races.  This much is sure at this point- at least one Democrat (Bernie Thompson in the 2nd) and one Republican (Greg Harper in the 3rd) will be returned to Congress.      In the 1st District, Democrat Travis Childers faces a serious challenge from Alan Nunnellee who leads by | Read More »

    Summer is over

    The weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter, so summer must be over. And really it could not get over fast enough for me. This has truly been the Summer From Hell for me. I am not going into details about that, but I think I am finally at peace with many things now. Ok, enough with the drama. Now that summer | Read More »

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    Previewing Senate Elections: New York

    This is the second part of a series of posts analyzing competitive Senate elections in blue states. The third part, which analyzes California, can be found here . New York Out of the three heavily Democratic states being analyzed, Republicans probably have the least chance of winning New York. Senator Kristen Gillibrand has proven an adept politician willing to campaign hard, and her opposition is | Read More »

    Just when they thought it was safe

    Just when the Democrats thought it was safe to go back into the election waters, the thing they feared most has awakened, and it isn’t happy.

    Yes, candidate Obama told us he was going to “fundamentally transform” America. He knew what he meant by that phrase, but Americans didn’t. What he didn’t know, however, was that his attempts to transform America would trigger an awakening throughout the nation.

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    Just when they thought it was safe

    Just when the Democrats thought it was safe to go back into the election waters, the thing they feared most has awakened, and it isn’t happy.

    Yes, candidate Obama told us he was going to “fundamentally transform” America. He knew what he meant by that phrase, but Americans didn’t. What he didn’t know, however, was that his attempts to transform America would trigger an awakening throughout the nation.

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    I Seem to Remember a Catchy Phrase…

    As the elections near, it becomes more and more interesting to watch the Maintream Media as it ignores the one phrase they absolutely swore by back in another election long long ago and far far away, but really not that long ago…I’m sure those who have been following politics for a while will remember this one: “it’s the economy stupid”! Well, it seems now that it | Read More »

    Previewing Senate Elections: Illinois

    This is the first part of a series of posts analyzing competitive Senate elections in blue states. The second part can be found here . Illinois In November 2010, Democratic State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias will face off against Republican Congressman Mark Kirk, in what looks to be a competitive Senate race. A heavily blue state, Democrats have been hurt by a bad national environment coupled | Read More »

    From Revere to Poe: the Massachusetts and Maryland Races

        In Maryland, incumbent Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley currently leads his Republican opponent, Bob Ehrlich, by a mere three points.  Before Republicans get their hopes up here, the fact is that this state is very blue, especially of late.  This is evident by the fact that incumbent Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski leads Eric Wargotz by 24 points and will be back in Washington for another | Read More »

    Unlike 1994, They Saw This Year Coming

    “When you are ten points down, you don’t take the A team off the field in the final quarter and replace them with the B team unless you know you are going to get clobbered anyway.”Last night on CNN, Gloria Borger pointed out that the Democrats tell anyone who will listen that they were prepared for this year. Unlike 1994, the Democrats say they saw | Read More »

    Unlike 1994, They Saw This Year Coming

    “When you are ten points down, you don’t take the A team off the field in the final quarter and replace them with the B team unless you know you are going to get clobbered anyway.”Last night on CNN, Gloria Borger pointed out that the Democrats tell anyone who will listen that they were prepared for this year. Unlike 1994, the Democrats say they saw | Read More »

    Obama’s Campus Tour Finding College Conservatism on the Rise

    As college students, people often taken for granted that we vote Democrat. You’ve probably heard the old political saw (often misattributed to Winston Churchill), “”If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If you’re not a conservative by the time you’re 35, you have no brain.” There are numerous theories as to why. Democrats have a more optimistic, open-hearted vision for | Read More »

    Previewing Senate Elections

    Over the next few posts I will be previewing a select few competitive Senate elections. These posts will focus less on individual personalities and more on overarching state dynamics – what parts of the state vote Democratic, swing, and vote Republican. These states will be mainly Democratic strongholds, rather than swing states, because this election cycle is the first in many in which they have | Read More »