Nancy Pelosi and David Axelrod Open Their Mouths and We Make It Too Complex
I don’t want to offend any of my friends or colleagues, all of whom I have a great deal of respect for, who are positing various theories on why Nancy Pelosi or David Axelrod are saying things about Romney or Newt. Everyone seems intend on making it a conspiracy or about reverse psychology or something. I don’t see it that way. I am perfectly happy | 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 »
The Danger Newt Gingrich Poses . . . to Mitt Romney
Ramesh Ponnuru is out with his endorsement of Mitt Romney. It’s a reasonable endorsement that doesn’t really try to do what so many others are doing — claiming Romney is something he is not. But one line up front made me chuckle just a bit. It happens to be the first sentence. Even though nobody has yet cast a vote in the primaries, Republicans are | Read More »
Rasmussen: Newt Stands Alone
I’ve been going crazy since Thanksgiving. We hadn’t gotten any polls over the long holiday weekend, and then no polling was conducted over the weekend itself, so we went 10 days with no major national polls in the field. Rasmussen broke the dry spell and the read is simple: Thanksgiving was very, very good to Newt Gingrich.
Is Mitt Romney as Whiny as Barack Obama? Or Just Not Really Vetted?
If you haven’t seen the Bret Baier interview with Mitt Romney it is now abundantly apparent why Mitt Romney will not sit in the middle chair and take tough questions from the roundtable — his skin is as thin as Barack Obama’s. (To Bret’s credit, he had the roundtable panel submit questions and Steve Hayes asked an awesome one. You’ll have to watch the interview | Read More »
Are Conservatives Ready to Forgive Newt Gingrich His Sins?
I am now officially a self-declared member of the “Not Romney” camp. I will absolutely, positively support Mitt Romney should he win the GOP nomination, but I believe the GOP would meet certain doom if he is the nominee. Therefore, should Gingrich be the only other choice, I’d side with Gingrich over Romney. But I think in the next few weeks conservatives must ask themselves | Read More »
Five Things You Need To Know About New Hampshire
I was the sole general chairman of the New Hampshire campaign of Pat Buchanan in the winter of 1995-6. I was alone because my co-chairman, faced with unmoving single-digit poll numbers, had fled for the Dole campaign. I remember Pat’s consternation about our seemingly stagnant poll numbers. And yet, when New Hampshire voters began focusing on the election, those polls became meaningless. Just a few | Read More »
Why Mitt Romney Will Be A Terrible Nominee
The Democratic Party decided a while back that Romney is going to be the nominee so they aren’t waiting to define him as John Kerry. What is it about guys from Massachusetts? An enterprising campaign should do a bumper sticker with a pair of flip-flops and “Not Romney” on it. Oh, that might be the Obama campaign’s next fundraiser. By the way, my interpretation of | Read More »
The Union Leader’s endorsement record
The New Hampshire Union Leader having endorsed Newt Gingrich in the Republican Presidential primary, I thought it would be worthwhile to look at how often the paper’s endorsed candidates actually go on to win the primary.
Union Leader Endorses Gingrich for President
The New Hampshire Union Leader, New Hampshire’s largest newspaper endorses Newt Gingrich for president: America is at a crucial crossroads. It is not going to be enough to merely replace Barack Obama next year. We are in critical need of the innovative, forward-looking strategy and positive leadership that Gingrich has shown he is capable of providing. He did so with the Contract with America. He | Read More »
Amnesty, Border Security, and Conservatism
Illegal immigration, and the debate that comes with it, isn’t going anywhere. This became clear in previous debates when Governor Perry came under fire and was reinforced last night when Speaker Gingrich spoke these words: I don’t see how the — the party that says it’s the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here | Read More »
Michael Medved Rejects Conservatives and Embraces Romney
I wrote that if Mitt Romney wins conservatism would lose. Michael Medved has taken to the Wall Street Journal to prove my point, as well as call out both Rush Limbaugh and me. Through his various straw men, Michael Medved does two things. First, he claims that the GOP will win by being centrist, not conservative. Second, he claims “electability” cannot be an argument against | Read More »
An island of stability in the polling for Newt Gingrich
Once Newt Gingrich finally gained some genuine attention after months of praise of his debate performances, the Republican presidential race became a mess. We didn’t know who was leading. It could have been Gingrich, Mitt Romney, or Herman Cain. For now though it’s settled: Newt Gingrich leads. And as I’ve said in the past, watch his favorability ratings to know whether it’ll last.
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Why Harriet Miers . . . er . . . Mitt Romney Cannot Be the GOP Nominee
Mitt Romney is the Harriet Miers of the 2012 election cycle. He is only a conservative because certain Washington conservatives tell us he is conservative. These same Washington conservatives said the same about Harriet Miers back in 2005. What’s more, it is starting to show. Have you seen the latest CNN poll? Newt Gingrich has surged into the lead. That was rather expected. But Mitt | Read More »
One in Six Americans Has Trouble Putting Food on the Table
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss calls for Obama not to seek reelection, the striking amount of American’s who struggle to feed their families, and the millions now classified as “near poor.” We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. | Read More »