Social Victory Center and the GOP’s Tech Advantage
From the diaries. More than in any past election, online digital technology will be essential to a winning 2012 campaign. For the Republican National Committee, it is not enough simply to imitate the standard practices of the day. We want to raise the bar—identifying and developing new technology to compete in the digital sphere. That entrepreneurial spirit led us to create the GOP Social Victory | Read More »
Femi-regulars for Rick Santorum
From the diaries Left-leaning elitist pundits are scratching their heads. After two weeks of liberals trying to convince women that Rick Santorum wants to rip the birth control out of their hands and put them in the kitchen, more and more women are supporting Rick Santorum. “How could this be?” they ask. Answer: We are smarter than you think. Let me offer a little primer | 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 »
The Ad Campaign
I have in my head an ad campaign I think the GOP should get ready to roll out for the general election, regardless of the nominee. In Idaho, a man saw a female grizzly bear enter his backyard while his kids were playing in the back yard. He did the only reasonable thing he could. He got a gun and killed the bear. Then he | Read More »
An Important Week for the 2012 GOP Field Begins Tonight at 7pm on CNN
The GOP’s New Hampshire Primary debate begins tonight at 8 p.m. ET. CNN is hosting the debate and you can watch it live there. Beginning at 6pm, I’ll be doing a special debate preview on WSB Radio. At 7 p.m. tonight, I’ll be on CNN participating with CNN’s preview of the debate. WSB Radio will run with the CNN audio at that time. At 8 | Read More »
Wisconsin Republicans spoil Democrats’ recall fun.
There is an interesting thing about the Wisconsin recall process. Essentially, if you read the document regulating it you will discover that the designation of a particular date for a recall election assumes that there was no primary; if there is a primary, it occurs on that date, with the general election taking place a month afterward. Also of note… political parties do not have | Read More »
If the Republican Presidential Candidates Won’t Lead on This, What Will They Lead On?
It would be unfair to say that the Republican Presidential candidates have not weighed in on the debt ceiling. Most, if not all, have in passing mentioned the issue. But the time for mentioning the issue in passing is over. The Dow Industrials have fallen. The Fed wants to print more money. Obama is gutting NASA’s space mission to socialize healthcare and fund global warming | Read More »
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie still refuses to run for president
Last night, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie rejected the entreaties of a group of Iowans that he enter the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. The Iowans, energy company executive Bruce Rastetter and a half-dozen other prominent Iowa Republican donors, met with Christie over dinner at the governor’s mansion in Princeton. According to the Associated Press, Christie told Iowans that “a run for the | Read More »
How the GOP Can Win Big This Primary Season
From the diaries by Erick Republicans have a unique opportunity in the 2012 election season–and it comes well before the general election against President Obama. The GOP can win with voters before it seeks to win the election by simply running the right candidates, and taking its rightful place as the party of ideas. That’s the real logic behind a run by Paul Ryan | Read More »
Mitch Daniels is officially NOT running for President
Well, maybe not “officially”, but as close as you can get. Several news sources (and a couple of Redstate diarists) are reporting that Daniels has contacted his supporters to make the announcement: In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one,” Mr. Daniels wrote. “The interests and wishes of my family is the most important consideration of all. If I have | Read More »
The Rise of Grassroots Conservatism Among Hispanics
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Trevino to discuss Barack Obama’s trip to El Paso, Texas, immigration reform and the rise of conservatism among many of America’s Hispanics. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to email us, you can do so | Read More »
Former President Clinton: the Supremes could Smoke ObamaCare
From the diaries by Erick Note to the universe: do you really think the Supreme Court will act like there is a severability clause in ObamaCare, when one does not exist? It’s not like the Supremes spend their dawns poring over statutes, line by line, or anything at all like that. So, President Clinton thought he might mention it. And now TIME magazine is reporting | Read More »
, Former President Clinton
, george miller
, Henry Waxman
, Minority Leader Pelosi
, Senator Reid
, Single Payer
, the one
, the Supremes
, Time Magazine
, united states supreme court
Which 2012 POTUS candidate can do the most damage to the Left?
You may have guessed that the Redstate contributing editors have had a few discussions about the selection of 2012 POTUS candidates from the GOP. Interestingly (and perhaps not surprisingly), few of us have strong opinions on any particular candidate. I believe there’s a reason for that: the field of candidates seems weak, and no one candidate stands out from the rest. And as Gallup points out, | Read More »
Pew Research: 53% of Americans don’t know GOP candidates.
This is, of course, highly unsurprising: it is April of 2011. While the true start of election cycles have been notoriously creeping further and further back for some time now, the major reason why anybody’s talking seriously about the 2012 election at this point is because President Obama rather desperately announced exceptionally early so that he could officially fund-raise*. This means that those parts of | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Alex Mooney.
Alex is the current chair of the Maryland GOP, and we talked for a bit on how to go about the work in a Blue State. Answer, of course: start from the bottom and work your way up. The Maryland GOP site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)