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 »
The “Ron Paul” Rule for the Ames Straw Poll
To be taken as a serious challenger to Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination, a candidate has to finish ahead of Ron Paul in the Ames Straw Poll. This may be a high standard to meet, since Paul is going all out in Iowa to try to win the straw poll. He paid $31,000 to get the prime location beside the entrance to the polling | Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »