If a diary falls in the forest . . .
So, this is my first diary since the RedState conversion took place. And to be honest, I am only writing as an experiment to see what is possible in order to allow others to read a diary without actually seeking me out or tracking me down through the comments section. While I miss writing, I really miss reading other members’ diaries. But, if you’re reading | Read More »
While you were talking about Todd Aiken, you might have missed the fact that our other Senate candidates are doing quite well.
RCP’s Battle for the Senate map has now moved the Wisconsin Senate Race from “toss up” to “leans Republican. Former Governor Tommy Thompson now has an 8.3 point lead in the RCP average of recent polls. But that’s not the big news. RCP has also moved the Connecticutt Senate race from “leans Democrat” to “toss up”. Linda McMahon has a 3 point lead (49 – | Read More »
A Tale of Two Parties: Akin vs. Biden
Todd Akin says something really stupid and the Republican nominee, party chair, and hierarchy immediately call for him to withdraw from the campaign for Senate. Joe Biden says something incendiary and the Democratic president, party chair, and party hierarchy immediately accuse voters of being so stupid that they didn’t hear what he actually said. Todd Akin looks the camera in the eye and apologizes for | Read More »
Reading the VP tea leaves: Announcement coming soon
The penultimate piece of the VP puzzle is now in place. At the Olympics today, Ann Romney and Beth Myers watched as Rafalca competed and failed to advance in the horse’s final Olympic event. The pair will now fly back to Boston, where they will be picked up by limousine and carried to the Romney compound in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. There will be time for | Read More »
Memo to Governor Romney: Make the Bold Choice for VP
Dear Governor Romney: Now that you have returned home from your overseas trip and are in the final days of making your Vice Presidential selection, I wait anxiously to hear your choice. Now is not the time to be timid. Now is not the time to play it safe. Be Bold, Governor Romney. Choose Marco Rubio. This election is, as Karl Rove put it, “tight | Read More »
Veepstakes enters final stage
While Mitt Romney is overseas, his campaign dispatched 7 of the top contenders for the Vice Presidential nomination to key battleground states in what has to be regarded as a final test of their potential as Romney’s running mate. After all, before making a hiring decision, a CEO wants to see how his choice measures up to the challenges of the job. And job #1 | Read More »
My Money is on T-Paw for Veep
When he announced his candidacy for President with a web video on May 22, 2011, Tim Pawlenty went immediately and directly after Barack Obama for “not telling the truth”. The next day in Iowa, he declared: I’m here today to tell Iowans the truth, too. America is facing a crushing debt crisis the likes of which we’ve never seen before. We need to cut spending, | Read More »
Does Marco Rubio now have the inside track for the VP nomination?
Yesterday afternoon, Mitt Romney took the unusual step of taking to the stage to announce that the ABC News story that Marco Rubio was not being considered for the VP nomination was “false” and that Rubio was “being thoroughly vetted” for the nomination. This after refusing earlier in the day in an interview with Sean Hannity to comment on the story, except to say that | Read More »
What the latest polls tell us: Romney 285 Electoral College Votes
In poll after poll in the Battleground States during the past two weeks the movement has clearly been in Mitt Romney’s direction. The RCP Electoral College Map shows Obama with 221 ECV and Romney with 170 ECV with 12 states that have a combined total of 147 ECV rated as Toss Ups. Based on the most recent polls in those states, Romney is leading 8 | Read More »
You know your campaign is in trouble when they start printing the “Hillary 2016″ bumper stickers
Last week was a really bad week for the Obama campaign. And to make matters worse, key leaders in the Democratic Party were out again talking up his 2008 nemesis, Hillary Clinton, for President in 2016. Apparently the 2012 election is already over. Somebody just needs to tell Barry. The Hillary 2016 talk started back in March, partly I think to squelch rumors that Obama | Read More »