The candidates Iowa Republicans don’t want
By request, we have a somewhat unusual poll: We Ask America asked Iowa Republicans which candidate they don’t want as the Republican Presidential nominee in 2012. As is usual this time of year, the poll is skewed by the inclusion of non-candidates. This time, overwhelmingly so.
, Barack Obama
, Jon Huntsman
, Michele Bachmann
, Mitt Romney
, Newt Gingrich
, rick perry
, Ron Paul
, Sarah Palin
, We Ask America
On the Nature of the Perry Attacks
Rick Perry once tried to get out of a speeding ticket. Rick Perry once owned stock in a chain of video stores competing against Blockbuster, some of which also rented adult movies. Rick Perry once was a Democrat. The attacks have come fast and furious against him. But most of the attacks take on a peculiar and very telling strain. A reporter on television or | Read More »
Rick Perry Insensitive to Barack Obama’s Feelings!
Governor and new Presidential candidate Rick Perry (R, TX), on his priority levels: …if I hurt the president’s feelings, well, with all due respect, I love my country and I love future generations more than I care about his feelings. To give the context: the White House has been taking the opportunity offered by Perry’s entrance to the race to take slaps at the candidate. | Read More »
Cianfrocca on the Fed and Adam Hasner on Florida
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Francis Cianfrocca and Ben Domenech talk about Rick Perry’s comments on the Fed, and Florida’s Adam Hasner talks about his run for the Senate. 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 at coffee[at]newledger.com. We hope | Read More »
Perry shows strength, but Romney’s front running in doubt?
By request I’m taking a look at a new poll of California Republicans by Probolsky Research. It shares problems I’m seeing in many early Presidential polls, but I am surprised at one finding that may be bad news for Mitt Romney.
Why It Is Still Romney’s Race To Lose
I’m getting a lot of disagreement with my earlier statement that the race is still Mitt Romney’s to lose. Some of it is irrational exuberance from Perry supporters. Some of it is legitimate. Your mileage may vary on my thinking, but I did want to lay it out. I think the first thing to point out is what Sean Trende pointed out at Real Clear | Read More »
Rick Perry’s biggest problem to getting the Republican nomination and winning a general election is Rick Perry. He is going to have to overcome attacks both from Karl Rove acolytes helping Mitt Romney and also from Democrats painting him as the second coming of George W. Bush. He will have to appeal to swing, independent voters, women, and people who are still a bit tired | Read More »
Gracefully, MSNBC’s Schultz Awaits Perry
Background information is here: Obama is a Big Black Cloud, Says Ed Schultz. Cross-Posted: TobyToons.com (Conservative Political Cartoons)
Post Charleston, Perry Moves to First
Michael Barone has the scoop on the first polling done post Charleston. Rick Perry is at 29% Mitt Romney is at 18% Michele Bachmann is at 13% Ron Paul is at 9% Well . . .
Is Karl Rove Afraid of Being Marginalized?
Last night Karl Rove started buzzing about Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, and others getting into the 2012 race. This morning, around 10:30, Karl took a shot at Rick Perry on Stuart Varney’s show on Fox. Karl Rove’s political director for American Crossroads is now working for Mitt Romney. And the word among several reporter friends is that the reason Mitt Romney came out of the | Read More »
Hyperbloviating Think Progress Gets Its Collective Panties In A Wad Over Rick Perry
Let me remind you that union goons sympathetic to Barack Obama have taken to showing up on the doorsteps of bank executives’ houses in America to threaten and intimidate them. Let me also remind you that Barack Obama told Wall Street Executives that he was all that stood in the way of pitchforks coming for them. And Barack Obama also called on his supporters to | Read More »
Reflecting on the RedState Gathering
This past weekend I had the pleasure of, once again, attending the RedState Gathering. I began my 90 mile drive to the nearest airport at 4 am Friday morning. Two flights later and I was in Charleston before lunch. I arrived at the hotel and checked in to my room before meeting up with Erick and Neil to go to Staples and Chick-Fil-A. This was | Read More »
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, American Majority
, Matt DeLuca
, nikki haley
, Political Gravity
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, Rick Scott
, Sen Jim DeMint
, Ted Cruz
, Tim Scott
Does the Wall Street Journal Have An Ethics Problem With Charles Dameron?
The Orcs at the Wall Street Journal were for TARP and all sorts of corporatist intervention before they even started calling tea party activists “hobbits.” I love the Wall Street Journal, and the Editorial Page, but for all their laments about conservative activists going off the reservation, they frequently stand on the wrong side of government intervention into corporate America. But, to be fair, they | Read More »
George W. Bush in 1999 vs. Rick Perry in 2011
Watching Governor Rick Perry’s speech at the Red State Gathering, I was struck by the degree to which conservatism has grown at the highest levels of electoral politics, including presidential elections, over the past decade. Twelve years ago, another Texan, George W. Bush, announced his presidential bid by ushering in a new era of conservatism. At the time, following the longest Republican exile from the | Read More »
A Singular Overlooked Advantage for the Perry Team
Let me give you some quick and dirty info about the Perry team that, in talking to a number of reporters in New Hampshire and Iowa, is being corroborated. Perry has a team in place that he has used for a number of years. While Governor Perry really did legitimately stand down after the November 2010 election and, until a few months ago, had no | Read More »