If Jon Huntsman can say the right things, why can’t Mitt Romney?
By now it’s not just Sarah Palin who knows how to answer the questions. Even Jon Huntsman knows the right answers. Are you in favor of ethanol subsidies? Huntsman: ”The debt ceiling must be raised this summer to cover the government’s massive borrowing, and we must make reductions in government spending a condition for increasing the debt ceiling. This will provide responsible leaders the opportunity | Read More »
Does the “T” in TPaw stand for Triangulation
In the roll-out of his Presidential campaign, Tim Pawlenty has tried to clearly differentiate himself from Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman on his left and Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin on his right. He has been careful to avoid statements that would draw fire from the Tea Party, while preserving negotiating room for himself from orthodox Tea Party positions. He has | Read More »
Pawlenty – Engler 2012
6755mm speculated yesterday on whom Romney might pick as his running mate. The only problem is that Romney is not going to win the nomination. So let’s speculate about who the real nominee will be and who he will pick. It’s guaranteed, however, that the Veep slot will be different depending on whom the Presidential nominee is. If Palin wins the nomination, she for sure, | Read More »
Did Newt really say that?
“I don’t think right-wing social engineering is any more desirable than left-wing social engineering. I don’t think imposing radical change from the right or the left is a very good way for a free society to operate.” Meet the Press, May15, 2011. Of course everyone knows that statement was made by Newt Gingrich on Meet the Press about Paul Ryan’s Medicare proposal, but here are 10 | Read More »
Michele Bachmann’s “Moneybomb”
Stealing a page from Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann launched a 24-hour moneybomb today with a modest goal of $240,000. At this point, however, its beginning to look like her bomb may turn out to be a dud. As of 7 p.m. EDT, Bachmann had only raised $86,941. This is only about 35% of her goal almost halfway through the fundraising 24 hour period. Earlier in | Read More »
Cain takes over first place in latest Zogby poll
Herman Cain moved into first place in the latest Zogby poll with the support of 19% of the likely Republican voters surveyed. Chris Christie, who has repeatedly said that he’s not running, slipped from first to second place with 16%. Rounding out the top five were Mitt Romney, 11%; Ron Paul, 9%; and Sarah Palin, 6%. Support for Cain increased from 14% in the previous | Read More »
(When) Will Nikki Haley Endorse Pawlenty?
There was this moment early in the first Republican debate in Greenville, SC: Juan Williams asked, “Governor Pawlenty, despite 10 years of the Bush tax cuts the unemployment rate here in South Carolina was 9.6% in March. Do you have any ideas for stimulating the job market beyond continued tax cuts?” It was a “gotcha” question. Pawlenty responded generically: “I sure do, Juan. It is | Read More »
The Left’s list of 10 Presidential contenders for 2016 or “So you think the Republican field is thin?”
GreginFla suggested that since I posted a list of “Ten More Republicans who aren’t running for President” (http://www.redstate.com/tooncesthecat/2011/05/20/ten-more-republican-who-arent-running-for-president-but-really-ought-to/) that I should publish a list of potential Democratic candidates in 2016. He asked: Do they have anyone who could run in 2012 or 2016 besides Obama ? The implication is that the left would have a difficult time coming up with an acceptable candidate. With apologies to | Read More »
The American Neville Chamberlain
On September 29, 1938, the major powers of Europe, led by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, acceded to Adolf Hitler’s demand to force Czechoslovakia to give up its westernmost border province, the Sudentenland. Why? Because the majority of people living in that territory were Germans. The Munich Pact, or rather the Munich Betrayal, was the height of Chamberlain’s policy of appeasement that emboldened Hitler and | Read More »
Ten more Republican who aren’t running for President (but really ought to)
Listed below are my favorite ten candidates for the Republican nomination who aren’t running, but who haven’t refused (as opposed to the long list of potential candidates who have refused). They are listed in reverse order (my personal preferences), but any of these would be competitive with those who are currently pursuing the nomination and would have resumes equal to or better than the announced | Read More »