Just because Rick Perry wrote a book doesn’t mean he’s running for President
RealClearPolitics started the rumor on Tuesday that Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, was quietly exploring the possibility of running for President. Mother Jones was among the publications that began pushing the story immediately. Today it’s blowing up all over the internet, as no one wants to be the last to speculate on Perry’s candidacy. After all Perry told the RNC that “The field is not | Read More »
Greta to Newt: What’s the deal?
Newt Gingrich chose to go “On the Record” with Greta van Susteren tonight in a major effort at damage control. It was hardly “Mission Accomplished”. Gingrich admitted that he had made a mistake, two mistakes actually in his statement on Meet the Press about Paul Ryan’s Medicare proposal. He said that he called Ryan to apologize. He said that Democrats had better not use his | Read More »
Mitt’s $10.3 Million Moneybomb
In addition to tossing rhetorical hand-grenades, Ron Paul is also famous for his “Moneybombs”–large sums of campaign cash raised via the internet in a 24-hour period. Following the first Republican Presidential debate, his followers generated a million dollar moneybomb. Four years ago, he had a one-day record $6 million moneybomb. Despite some of his extreme libertarian positions, Paul has never been a slacker when it comes to fund-raising. | Read More »
Does anyone want the Republican nomination?
Maybe we should blame Jeb Bush. He started the ball rolling by making not running for President an okay thing to do. At least not in 2012. Even when lots of people want you to run. Even expect you to run. For the past year he has been saying that he won’t run for President. His father wanted him to run. His brother wanted him to run. The National | Read More »
Can the Republicans get to 60 Senate Seats?
Herb Kohl’s decision not to seek re-election to the U.S. Senate is another significant blow to the Democrats, coming as a surprise to even Patty Murray, chair of the DSCC. With 23 seats up for grabs compared to 10 Republican seats, it has long been noted that the Republicans should be able to take control of the Senate in 2012. But, with decisions not to | Read More »
Toonces was right all along. This cat has a sixth sense. Where do his supporters go? See my diary from this morning with my prediction that he wouldn’t run and analysis of where his supporters go? http://www.redstate.com/tooncesthecat/2011/05/14/huckabees-supporters/
Mike Huckabee will announce on his television show tonight that he is not a candidate for the Republican nomination. Haley Barbour doesn’t have the “fire in the belly”. Huckabee will say that he doesn’t feel led by the Holy Spirit. At any rate, two strong Southern candidates will not be on the ballot in a primary coming soon to your state. So where do Huckabee’s | Read More »
Mitch Daniel’s secret weapon
Last night, at the Indiana GOP’s spring fundraiser, Mitch Daniel’s unveiled his secret weapon in his campaign for President. Cheri Daniels was the keynote speaker before a boisterous crowd of 1,100 that greeted Mitch with pre-made signs and screams of “Run, Mitch, Run”. This was the first major political speech ever given by the Indiana First Lady, although Daniels has been governor going on eight | Read More »
Ron Paul makes it official
There was little doubt that Ron Paul would run for President, but he officially announced his candidacy on ABC’s Good Morning America at 7 a.m. today. Oddly, he chose Friday 13, proving that at least he’s not superstitious. GMA’s George Stephanopoulos was generally kind towards Paul throwing him several softball questions. He did ask about Paul’s criticism of the killing of Osama bin Laden, but | Read More »
Pray for Huckabee?
Mike Huckabee needs your prayers. He’s seeking divine guidance as he decides whether or not to run for President. While others set up Exploratory Committees to try and answer that question, Huckabee has instead created a website: http://prayforhuckabee.com/ . Well, technically he didn’t put up the site, meaning that it isn’t paid for by Huck Pac. But he did write the prayer request letter posted | Read More »