Sixty-Five to One: It’s Not That Complicated
Political analysts have a need to sound expertly and important when it comes to elections. They have to go in depth and explain artfully and deeply why someone won and someone lost. It was the debates. It was the ground game. It was the strategies. It was the likability versus dislikability of the candidates. On and on they go. What gets danced around is the | Read More »
The Fat Lady Hasn’t Sung, But She’s Warming Up
If I were a national Republican operative, I’d be very worried about tonight. If I were a Mitt Romney fan, I’d be ecstatic. The Romney win in Florida was huge. He won the hispanic vote. He split tea party activists and evangelicals. He won where people live. Gingrich won the panhandle and largely tied in the few northern Florida population centers, but it was Romney’s | Read More »
Florida update: Mitt Romney to win by 10
It’s popular to talk down polling, but from where I sit, the polling of the primaries has been pretty good. Yes, Iowa was terrible, but that was a caucus. The primary polling has been solid. Florida’s polling has lined up in a nice, neat band for every candidate, making it easy to say Mitt Romney is going to win tomorrow.
Huge Romney bounce in Florida
We were spoiled by the New Hampshire and South Carolina polling. Those states weren’t stagnant in voter opinion, but they at least moved at reasonable speeds, and allowed for a clear understanding of what was going on. Florida is different. After swinging 20 points to Newt Gingrich, has now gone 10-15 points right back to Mitt Romney.
Huge Gingrich bounce in Florida
When word came out of InsiderAdvantage’s new Florida poll, I said to myself “I’ve heard this story before.” Newt Gingrich shooting up like a rocket, but confirmation is needed. Rasmussen provided the confirmation.
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:
On The Senate
According to the vote count that leaked out, Senator Roy Blunt became Senate Republican Conference Vice Chairman with 25 votes and Senator Ron Johnson lost with 22 votes. Let me be up front that I genuinely like Roy Blunt. But I also think Senator Blunt is part of the status quo problem in Washington. My support of Ron Johnson was about Ron Johnson being a | Read More »
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, Don Stenberg
, jeff flake
, Josh Mandel
, Richard Mourdock
, Ted Cruz
Colt Firearm’s Florida Move Has UAW Job-Killers In Connecticut Worried
As Connecticut continues to shoot itself in its foot (so to speak), job creators are rightfully beginning to look elsewhere for locales that do not view businesses as cannon fodder. Colt Firearms appears to be one of the many Connecticut companies looking for a less hostile home. To clarify, Florida is a Right-to-Work state and Connecticut is not. Which may be why the UAW is so | Read More »
Absentee ballots and campaign shakedowns in Miami
So, I confess, I had to look up who Luther Campbell was, aside from a guy who came in fourth in a race for county mayor in Miami-Dade County. He was a somewhat high-profile music promoter, fronting for groups like 2 Live Crew. But it is his electoral experience, as described in his column in the Miami New Times, that draws our attention today. He | Read More »
Blogcon 11 Interview: Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-20 Primary)
That would be the district currently Occupied by Debbie Wasserman Schultz; at least, it is when DWS has time to spare from being Barack Obama’s trained seal at the DNC. As you might imagine, there’s little love lost between me and the Congresswoman, so when The Shark Tank‘s Javier Manjarres offered to get me an interview with potential challenger Karen Harrington at Blogcon 11 I | Read More »
FBI arrests 8 in Florida for absentee ballot fraud
I have been writing up a storm about absentee ballot fraud in various places around the country. Today, the FBI arrested eight people in Florida who appear to have committed some pretty severe fraud in a 2010 School Board election in Madison,. The violations are pretty straight-forward, but also pretty brazen. Read the story: The investigation revealed that Johnson and her husband, Ernest Sinclair Johnson, | Read More »
The Washington Post has a macaca on its back.
I swear to God, it’s like the paper remembers that one, perfect high that it got from torpedoing then-Senator George Allen’s re-election run in 2006, and has been chasing the dragon ever since: 2009: You all remember the McDonnell/Deeds gubernatorial contest, yes? You also remember how the WaPo went so all-in on pushing an absurd story that Jim Geraghty started calling it the Washington Bob | Read More »
Florida gives a boost to Herman Cain
Last week’s shock poll bringing Herman Cain into third place needed confirmation before we could be sure that Cain was a serious contender. Two new polls of Florida Republicans by SurveyUSA for WFLA and by War Room Logistics seem to provide that confirmation and more: Both put Herman Cain in second in the key early primary state.
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, Mitt Romney
, Mobile Phones
, Newt Gingrich
, rick perry
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RS Gathering 2011: Adam Hasner (R CAND, FL-SEN PRIMARY).
Adam Hasner was one of our speakers at the RedState Gathering, and he was available for a few moments for comments. You may recognize the backdrop; it’s from the Teddy Roosevelt painting, and I’d like to note that I think that campaigns looking for nice backgrounds from which to do their videos could do worse than use Steve Penley’s stuff. Adam’s site is here. I | Read More »
We shall have Alan Grayson to kick around some more.
The fellow is planning to run for Congress again. Alan Grayson is, of course, the frothing lunatic who was elected to FL-08 in 2008… and then promptly lost his first re-election in 2010, mostly because he was, well, a frothing lunatic who called his opponent (one Daniel Webster*) a member of the Taliban and made up stuff about Webster at a level not usually seen | Read More »