Who won the debate? What others are saying.
There is a general consensus that Mitt Romney won last night’s debate. And not just from the left. Interesting and quite unexpected. Erick Erickson: RedState I think Mitt Romney did not just win the New Hampshire debate by holding his own, but legitimately won it with his answers and composure. He was unnecessarily defensive on the Afghan question, but largely showed his experience with Presidential | Read More »
Handicapping the New Hampshire Debate
Here’s my take, in alphabetical order of what to expect from the candidates in tonight’s debate: Michele Bachmann stays on message all the time. Expect her to stick to her main talking points–Obama must be a one term President and Obamacare must be repealed– and sell her personal biography. Herman Cain “cain’t” replicate his first debate performance. His lack of mastery of details and specifics | Read More »
Romney and Ames: Smart decision or beginning of the end
With his decision not to compete in the Ames Straw Poll on August 13, Romney continues his pattern of trying to learn from the campaign mistakes of 2008. Last time around, Romney spent over $1 million to win the Ames Straw poll only to lose the Iowa caucus to Mike Huckabee and the New Hampshire primary to John McCain, thereby effectively ending his bid for | Read More »
Romney takes commanding lead in Fox News poll
Mitt Romney surged to 23% of registered Republican voters and a 10 point lead over his nearest rivals in the latest Fox News poll. Second and third places went to Rudy Giuliani at 13% and Sarah Palin at 12%, two individuals who are not yet candidates. Romney’s closest competitors among the announced candidates were Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich at 7% each. Michele Bachmann (5%), | Read More »
10 Reasons why I might support Mitt Romney
I’m not a fan of Mitt Romney. There is a great deal about him that I just don’t like. Romneycare and his refusal to denounce Romneycare–to name two. Some of it is visceral–as an evangelical Christian, I am bothered by the fact that he is a Mormon. But then I remember that I’m not choosing a pastor, but a President. As the field shapes up, | Read More »
Romney takes the lead in South Carolina
In the first poll taken in South Carolina since Mike Huckabee dropped out, Mitt Romney has surged into a sizeable lead with 27% of likely Republican voters to Sarah Palin’s 18%. Trailing Romney and Palin are Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich, tied at 12%, Michele Bachmann with 9%, Ron Paul at 7% and Tim Pawlenty with 4%. If Palin is not a candidate, Romney extends | Read More »
Five recommendations to reduce federal spending by almost $3 trillion over ten years
It’s been six months since the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform issued its report and I’m beginning to wonder if anyone in Washington has read the commission’s recommendations. Most of the recommendations are simple, logical, and easy to implement. They don’t require that we push granny off a cliff or eliminate the social safety net. Some of them will only affect government workers. So, | Read More »
Rick Santorum’s running–Why?
Rick Santorum made it official today–He is a candidate for the Republican nomination for President. And–guess what–unlike apparently some of the other candidates–he’s “in it to win it!” Lots of luck. Santorum showed up for his announcement party today without either a necktie or any real hope of being the Republican nominee. Seriously, and I’m not being entirely petty, what is it with candidates wearing | Read More »
Sarah Palin’s Magical Mystery Tour
Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour. Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour. Roll up AND THAT’S AN INVITATION, roll up for the mystery tour. Roll up TO MAKE A RESERVATION, roll up for the mystery tour. The magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away, Waiting to take you away. If the press wants to understand Sarah Palin’s “One Nation” | Read More »
Forget Christie; Let’s Draft Tony Dungy!
Once again Chris Christie has refused an invitation to run for President. This time, he made a group of suitors wait for almost a month and travel all the way from Iowa to New Jersey, just to hear him say “NO”. I have become tired of this cat-and-mouse game with Chris Christie. Let’s draft someone who can bring real excitement to the campaign, someone who | Read More »