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    As I Was Saying

    I said yesterday that Herman Cain is now the center of gravity for the GOP’s 2012 candidates. Today, Fox News shows a meteoric rise for Herman Cain. And it is pretty much all at Rick Perry’s expense.Perry is down 10 points to 19%. Herman Cain has skyrocketed to 17%. They are in statistical tie with Mitt Romney who is at 23%. Last month, Romney was | Read More »

    Mitt Romney’s Sanctuary Cities and Sanctuary Mansion

    Back in 1992, Massachusetts Senator Paul Tsongas, running for the Democratic presidential nomination, labeled Bill Clinton a “pander bear.”We’ve come full circle I’m afraid and the issue goes directly to why so many conservatives who are willing to settle for Mitt Romney really do not want to settle more Mitt Romney.Romney is bringing up Sanctuary Cities again. He is using it as an issue against | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for September 28, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For September 28, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Because Herman Cain Runs For SomeTHING, Not Against SomeONE2. Job Creation and the Rich: The Facebook Story3. Have You People All Taken Gardasil Shots Recently?4. Governor Bev Perdue of North Carolina Wants to Cancel Elections5. Rick Perry’s Immigration Problem vs. Mitt Romney’s Healthcare Problem6. Mitt Romney’s Health | Read More »

    Governor Bev Perdue of North Carolina Wants to Cancel Elections

    Would it be a violation of Godwin’s Law to point out that even the Nazis kept having elections even when we were bombing them? Heck, the United States continued having elections in the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. We didn’t put democracy on hold just because we felt like it. There is this thing called the constitution.But the constitution seems beside | Read More »

    Because Herman Cain Runs For SomeTHING, Not Against SomeONE

    “Herman Cain may or may not win the nomination, but right now he is the center of gravity within the Republican field and all the other candidates are, after last week, being pulled into his orbit.”I’ve gotten to know Paul Begala sitting with him in the greenroom at CNN and he has some of the most consistently awesome political anecdotes in modern America. Feel free | Read More »

    The White House Does Not Like Ford’s Ad. Did It Apply Pressure to Get the Ad Yanked?

    UPDATE: Ford is now out saying it was not “coerced” into pulling the ad and that the ad campaign will continue.Wonder whatever gave the Michigan news media a contrary impression?——————————————-I told you a week ago that the White House and General Motors coordinated on GM’s ad campaign it rolled out before the 2010 general election designed to highlight the government auto bailout as successful.Not only | Read More »

    Have You People All Taken Gardasil Shots Recently?

    I’m being inundated with angry emails that I have not linked to or championed the Zogby poll that OMG shows Herman Cain winning in a landslide!!!!!! OMG!!!!!It is as if millions of Republicans took the Gardasil shot and suddenly developed rapid onset of the mental retardation Michele Bachmann’s been warning about.The reason I have not cited and you should not cite the Zogby poll is | Read More »

    Rick Perry’s Immigration Problem vs. Mitt Romney’s Healthcare Problem

    I don’t speak for all conservatives, but most every single conservative I know will gladly settle for Mitt Romney and support him over Barack Obama. Even the conservatives I know who right now are saying they could never support Mitt Romney will . . . when push comes to shove . . . support Mitt Romney. The issue is that most conservatives, myself included, don’t | Read More »

    Republicans’ Not So Secret Weapon in 2012

    I got an email from a friend of mine yesterday forwarding an email regarding healthcare. I got an email from another friend yesterday doing the same. Both use the same company for health insurance.That company, MetLife, announced right after the 2010 election it would end long-term care insurance.There are a number of companies in the same boat. And the reasons do not all have to | Read More »

    Totally (Not) Meghan McCain. FACE!

    Last Saturday, Leon wrote up a parody of Meghan McCain relating to her recent comments not liking Rick Perry. The idea of parodying the inane ramblings of Meghan McCain came to him after his rather epic review of her prior inane ramblings turned into a book.This latest post was too much for Meghan McCain. A sample of that post:Firstly in the first place, some people | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for September 27, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For September 27, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Dear Republican Presidential Candidates2. Perry and Romney steady, Cain and Gingrich pass Paul3. Fast & Furious update: BATFE *sold* modified AK-47s to Mexican narco-terrorists!4. EPA Calls Compliance with Own Law “Absurd or Impossible” and Requests 230k New Employees5. President Obama Blames Texas Wildfires on Global Warming

    Can We Get A Do Over In Alabama 2?

    pathetic |p?’THetik|adjective1 arousing pity, esp. through vulnerability or sadness: she looked so pathetic that I bent down to comfort her.• informal miserably inadequate: his test scores in Chemistry were pathetic.2 archaic relating to the emotions.3 political representing Lower Alabama and only scoring 58% on Heritage Action for America’s scorecard: Martha Roby is pathetic.Back in 2010, we backed Rick Barber in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. At | Read More »

    Romney’s Vulnerability and Media Disconnect

    I’ve got up a post at right now on Mitt Romney and what the media is missing in its 2012 analysis.When the bulk of the Republican pundits and prognosticators support one candidate, the reporters and political analysts who rely on those Republicans tend to act as if that candidate is the one everybody supports.The media, in effect, have become film critic Pauline Kael, who | Read More »

    The Way Things Were

    I’m starting to agree with Josh Kraushaar that “This election still shaping up much along the lines of ’80, but Romney/ “HW Bush” could be the winner this time around.”i think, fundamentally, this primary season is rather close to 1980. You have an activist, angry Republican base in a bad economy unhappy with the GOP establishment almost as much as they are with the Democrats. | Read More »

    Dear Republican Presidential Candidates

    I realize I’m biased, but with the exception of the Tampa, FL CNN-Tea Party debate, I’ve been rather unimpressed with the debates. There are too many of you on the stage. There is not enough time to get into the substance of your answers. And you are all making it about each other instead of about Barack Obama.I happen to have a radio show on | Read More »

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