Ron Paul is the new Howard Dean
Remember 2004? Insurgent Democrat Howard Dean uses a rash of young people online to raise surprising sums of money and gather incredible “buzz” for his candidacy. And yet he drops to third in Iowa, then second in New Hampshire. He would not go on to California, and Texas, and New York, nor would he take the White House. Now between the PPP poll I covered | Read More »
Will Iowa Be the GOP’s Version of Gephardt vs. Dean?
Mitt Romney has to win New Hampshire. His own campaign has set those expectations. If he does not win New Hampshire it is game over for Mitt. Unfortunately for Mitt Romney, expectations have been set so high for him in New Hampshire, a win might not be enough if the win is close. And right now Newt Gingrich is surging in New Hampshire. He has | Read More »
Mitt Romney and John F. Kerry – Parallel Lives?
It is not histories I am writing, but lives; and in the most glorious deeds there is not always an indication of virtue of vice, indeed a small thing like a phrase or a jest often makes a greater revelation of a character than battles where thousands die. – Plutarch (HT: Livius.org) History doesn’t tend to repeat itself in completely sinusoidal fashion. It does, however | Read More »
Obama’s Non-Bow, the Politics of California, and Dean 2012
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed In today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Ben Domenech and Brad Jackson are joined by author, journalist, and Pulitzer Prize finalist Andrew Malcolm of the Los Angeles Times to discuss President Obama’s trip to India, the politics of California, and whether Howard Dean will challenge the president in 2012. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and | Read More »
The OneNation March: November’s Choices Are Clearer Than Ever
The choices in November and beyond have never, ever been clearer… They came, they preached Marx, they trashed D.C., disrespected WWII vets (yes, those are SEIU signs), attacked Tea Parties as ‘insidious’ and ‘villainous,’ and they showed the rest of America what vile contempt they have for the Land of the Free. By all accounts, it was a success. For they were finally able to | Read More »
, Howard Dean
, Mary Kay Henry
, mid-term elections
, Richard Trumka
Glenn Beck Assassinated Martin Luther King
Rhetorically. Possibly with a rhetorical plate glass window. Just remember, YOU are the hate-mongers. You soulless, lost, Father Coughlin Nazi rhetorical assassins! (But he doesn’t mean that in a mean way.) OPEN THREAD.
Howard Dean… wants the mosque moved.
The audio is here – he’s definitely of the opinion that while the backers of the Ground Zero Mosque have the right to build one on their own property (the mainstream position), they should show some delicacy and consideration for national feelings on the matter and move the mosque somewhere else (which is also the mainstream position). Of course, being Howard Dean he later called | Read More »
Ann McElhinney at RightOnline 2010
Simply awesome. . “So when my husband and I came to America, we heard a story about conservatives. We heard that these conservatives are a really really weird lot. Nutjobs, basically. And these conservatives, they’re obsessed with sex. They’re obsessed with sex and they’re obsessed with what you’re doing in your bedroom. It’s all they think about. They’re just constantly worrying about what you’re up | Read More »
Could Hillary Return in 2012?
Rob Long uses two datapoints — the stunning decline of Barack Obama’s popularity, and the rise of Hillary Clinton’s — as the basis for a timeline of the unthinkable: could Hillary Clinton challenge Obama in 2012? There’s certainly space for a McGovernesque movement here — I think the important datapoint here is the activist left’s fundamental rejection by the White House, borne out in the | Read More »