MA-GOV: Dems split, opportunity for Republicans?
Something amusing is happening in Massachusetts. Barack Obama-wannabe Democratic Governor Deval Patrick is looking to run for re-election. The Democratic State Treasurer Tim Cahill probably can’t win a Democratic primary against him, so what does he do? He becomes an independent. State Treasurer Tim Cahill this week will change his political party designation from Democrat to unenrolled, the first step in mounting an independent challenge | Read More »
Governor Palin: Too Big To Deal With Fishing Licenses & Just The Right Size To Lead A Movement
Side note: I do love that television show HOUSE. That Dr. Greg House is so crazy. Wait, he’s also brilliant. Well, I guess brilliant people do sometime come across as crazy and do unconventional things. I guess that’s how they achieve greatness. My point, is not to compare Palin to a drug-addicted jerk, but rather illustrate that sometimes brilliant people make choices in their career | Read More »
Mitt Romney is now the only choice for 2012
It has never been more obvious. Sanford is gone (I don’t think he had a chance anyway from what I’ve heard from some South Carolinians). Ensign is gone. Huckabee is now a pundit. Jon Huntsman is now the Ambassador to China. Bobby Jindal seems to have no interest in a 2012 presidential run. And now, I agree with Erick: Sarah Palin will not be President | Read More »
Hey GOP: Stop Acting Like A Woman Defending Her Family AND Her Convictions is a Bad Thing!
As the GOP sits comfortably in its political grave, it still fails to learn its lesson. Like the loser kid at school desperately seeking the approval of the schoolyard bully, the GOP continues to apologize for itself, shrink up like a flower in the scorching desert sun, and take swipes at its own members in an attempt to deflect any incoming venom from the bully | Read More »
There they go again
The NY Daily News is promoting the August edition of Vanity Fair, in which a vicious hit piece full of lies, distortions and innuendo savagely attacks everything about Sarah Palin, not the least of which is her character. The author is the liberal magazine’s national editor Todd Purdum. If you don’t know where he’s coming from, consider that Purdum formerly hacked for the New York Times, | Read More »
The “Pretend you’re a Liberal MSM reporter (and looking to spin a story)” Challenge/Experiment
[with Aug.2009 Update] Or, Spinning a story and getting Conservatives/Republicans to fight amongst themselves and ignore the “ObamAgenda – So, What does Obama NOT want you paying attention to?” and trumping up the “How Obama’s FAILURES are the country’s SUCCESSES – since we have to spell it out” to be something ‘other’ than what it really is! h/t to Flagstaff and Moe’s Diary Lindsey Graham | Read More »
Tags: "Tom Ridge"
, fairness doctrine
, liberal bias
, Lindsey Graham
, Mitt Romney
, Newt Gingrich
Ten for the Road: Which Republican Leaders Will Lead Us on Our Road to Recovery?
Thanks to my chairmanship of the Executive Roundtable for the Republican Governor’s Association, I have had the privilege of knowing some of the party’s most influential leaders. This, plus concerns on the current Administration’s direction (think assault on free enterprise and march toward socialism) have led me to some early thoughts on who might both lead our party back and who might be our nominee | Read More »
Iowa court decision may affect 2012 GOP primary
According to the Votemaster, the recent decision by the Iowa Supreme Court striking down a state law which defines marriage as the legal union between one man and one woman, “immensely complicates” the 2012 race for the GOP…
Mike Huckabee Kicks Off 2012 Campaign?
Mr. Arkansas appears to have kicked off his 2010 Presidential election campaign this week in a column in Esquire magazine. The article is quite a flattering profile from a clearly liberal author (remind you of any recent Republican Presidential candidates?). The author goes so far as to describe Huckabee as “the nicest guy in a political party of not-very-nice guys”. You can read the whole | Read More »
Romney to Headline Economic Hearing
The first major policy battle of President-elect Barack Obama’s administration will set the tone for the next year for the Republican minority. With that in mind, House GOP Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is pulling out the big guns. Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will testify at 10 a.m. Thursday at a hearing on Obama’s economic stimulus ideas. Romney brings to the table business experience | Read More »
Paper: Romney to run in 2012, but his PAC has been baaaaad.
Mitt Romney’s hometown paper, the Boston Globe, reports that Romney is already moving towards a Presidential run in 2012. You see, Romney opened a PAC, the Free and Strong America political action committee, ostensibly for helping other Republican candidates. Romney has raised $2.1-million for such purposes, said he, but only 12% has been used for such. The rest, the paper reports, has gone to Romney’s | Read More »
The Republican ticket that could have won …
My view of most conventional wisdom, especially when it comes to politics, is that all too often, it is long on convention and woefully short on actual wisdom. One such is the constantly repeated conventional wisdom – particularly popular with liberal cocktail circuit chatterers and the “moderates” in the GOP that are forever trying to impress them – that there is a huge untapped “centrist” | Read More »
Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, and the Republican Party
I suppose this needed to be said sooner or later. I would guess you all are familiar with the tension between Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney. Nasty things have been said, accusations are flying left and right, and somebody may get hurt before all this is over. (I am pretty sure if my brothers read this, I am sure to be introduced to their version | Read More »
Weapons of Financial Mass Destruction
I haven’t trusted our financial markets since I got suckered by an Eliot Wave theorist. That said, it hasn’t kept me from investing or trusting my 401K to “smarter folks” than I. That has proven to be a very dumb decision. My mattress does a better job lately. I’ve been really suspicious of this “Perfect Storm” scenario of a cratering housing market, wipe-out stock market, | Read More »
On Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin
Allow me to put this to bed. Do I think Mitt Romney is behind the smears against Sarah Palin? Absolutely not. Do I think Eric Fehrnstrom is behind the smears against Sarah Palin? Absolutely not. I feel comfortable saying that there is no organized effort on Mitt Romney’s behalf or tacit support. I think that’s crazy talk. Here’s what I think: I think there are | Read More »