Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio have a lot in common.
If Mitt Romney chooses Marco Rubio as his running mate, they will share a compelling family narrative that will have great appeal to voters, particularly in the Hispanic community. Mitt Romney’s father was born in Mexico and Marco Rubio’s father was born in Cuba. Romney’s grandfather fled Mexico with five year old George in 1912 at the beginning of the Socialist Mexican Revolution. Rubio’s parents | Read More »
Oops: E. J. Dionne speaks the truth — twice
One never expects E. J. Dionne to give an honest analysis, but on Meet the Press yesterday, he exposed both Obama’s weaknesses and his core strategy for the coming election. Speaking of the GSA and Secret Service scandals–which most analysts dismissed as having any impact on the Obama campaign–Dionne said: I think it’s really bad for progressives, liberals when any of these scandals come up, | Read More »
“April is the cruelest month.” T.S. Eliot
Louisiana may have been Rick Santorum’s last hurrah, except for his home state of Pennsylvania. The April primary looks very good for Mitt Romney. And we are now into the “winner take all” stage of delegate selection. Wisconsin, Maryland, and D.C. are April 3. Three weeks later, primaries are held in New York, Connecticutt, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. The polls and pundits all suggest | Read More »
President Romney’s Cabinet: A few suggestions
Now that EE has declared Romney the nominee, and since everyone knows that Marco Rubio will be the VP, it’s time to start assembling the talent for Romney Administration’s Cabinet appointees. Here’s my list. Let’s see how many I get right. Secretary of Health and Human Services: Rick Santorum (take that Obamacare) Secretary of Interior and Secretary of Energy: Newt Gingrich (okay, it’s two jobs, | Read More »
Newt of the Living Dead
“Gingrich is in mid fall. What a sad end to a brilliant legacy. But his campaign is over. All we need is Haley Joel Osment and M. Night Shyamalan to point out to him he is dead.” Erick Erickson. I love a good zombie movie–full of heroes, villains, inept establishment types–lots of action and gore–filled with plot twists and surprises. The Republican Presidential nomination is | Read More »
Newt has a Ron Paul moment–or two
Responding to a question from Greta Van Sustern last night about what he would do about Afghanistan if he were President right now, Newt said that he would talk to the generals and ask them to develop a plan to “withdraw our troops as quickly and safely as possible”. A few minutes later when asked about the Obama administration’s approach to high gasoline prices, Newt | Read More »
Newt Gingrich: Dead Man Walking
Yes, Newt won his native state of Georgia. Big Whoop! Would someone please tell him that there were nine other contests last night. It’s not that he wasn’t on the ballot in Virginia (whose fault is that?), but Ron Paul got 41% of the vote in Gingrich’s current home state and Newt didn’t bother to vote. In Tennesse and Oklahoma, which Newt was declaring that | Read More »
Three states to watch tonight
SuperTuesday is finally here, and it is shaping up to be a big night for Mitt Romney. Romney will roll up big wins in Massachusetts, Vermont, Virginia and Idaho. Gingrich will win his home state of Georgia with Romney coming in a distant second. The Alaska and North Dakota caucuses are anybody’s guess, but they won’t matter except as they fit into the overall narrative. | Read More »
It’s time for Rick Perry to climb back on the horse.
The first rule of breakin’ horses, is “When you’re thrown off, climb back on.” I learned this from my father-in-law who in his younger days was a thoroughbred trainer. More importantly, everyone who grew up on a ranch in Texas knows this to be a fact. So, conservatives need to stop pining away for candidates who aren’t going to get into the race and start | Read More »
Who Do I Vote for Now?
The answer is simple, that is if you want Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum (or even Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul) to be the President. Vote you choice. But, if you’re hoping for a brokered convention and if you want to deny Mitt Romney the nomination, the answer is “It all depends on where you live.” If you live in Michigan, Arizona or Ohio–vote Santorum, | Read More »