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    Erickson & Trump. One on One.

    Yes, it is true. On Tuesday, I will be going one on one with Donald Trump in his office in New York.He has agreed to sit down and have an unfiltered conversation with no topic off limits. Thus I will ask him those questions many of you have wanted to ask him and flesh out why he thinks he is a conservative, why he might | Read More »

    Jon Huntsman’s Newest Denial Defies Credibility

    Jon Huntsman went to Florida and denied gearing up to run for President while serving as United States Ambassador to China.”There was no gearing up for a campaign, whatsoever,” Huntsman said, explaining that the campaign structure had been put together without his input.That defies credibility.In May of 2009, Jon Huntsman retained McCain strategist John Weaver to advise him on running for President.Later that year, Huntsman | Read More »

    Loyalty, Honor, and Faith. Virtues We Should Prioritize.

    In the past 48 hours, I have received a lot of criticism for my takedown of Jon Huntsman. Some of it was not surprising, i.e. when you want to see the traitor Jonathan Pollard freed instead of hanged, you can’t be expected to understand arguments about loyalty and honor. Some of it was surprising. The most interesting aspect of it all is that the older | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for May 11, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 11, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Loyalty, Honor, and Faith. Virtues We Should Prioritize.2. The Strategic Wisdom of Barack Obama3. The Big Energy Lie, Revisited4. Brutus was Right5. The Latest Fad from the Left: Blatant Misinformation and Hoaxes6. Senate GOP allows judicial confirmation of ex-Planned Parenthood director7. Richard Lugar Insults Conservatives, Indiana GOP | Read More »

    More on Huntsman, Boehner on the Debt Ceiling, and Obama on Immigration #EERS

    It’s going to be a packed show tonight. You can tune in live starting at 7:05 p.m. ET tonight on WSB Atlanta.You can go to and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.


    As many of you know, I’m a big fan of the Stoneridge Group and typically encourage candidates running for office to check them out. They do visually stunning mail and websites. They really are my favorite in the business.To honor the SEALs and what they did on May 1, 2011, Stoneridge designed the poster above. If you want a print, go here. All profits will | Read More »

    Are New York Tea Partiers Really Willing to Sell Out?

    There’s a special election happening in New York’s 26th Congressional District and tea party activists up there look increasingly like they are either being duped or selling out.There are three candidates in the race, a Republican, a Democrat, and a self-described tea party candidate named Jack Davis. As Democrats are doing more and more around the country, it appears they are setting up Davis to | Read More »

    There is Time to Take Out Saxby Chambliss

    Georgia Republicans will be going to their state convention this weekend in Macon, Georgia. While I live just a few miles from where the convention will be, I won’t be going. The only surprise that could come from the convention is if Sue Everhart, the incumbent chair of the Georgia Republican Party, loses. She has won every major straw poll working up to the state | Read More »

    The Second Coming of John McCain

    Some of you think I am too old fashioned in my post on Jon Huntsman. Silly me thinking a United States Ambassador should be loyal to a fault to the President of the United States he serves, regardless of party or person.For those of you who are not concerned with the loyalty of an American Ambassador to his country and President, consider this break down | Read More »

    John Boehner’s Line in the Sand

    Last night, Speaker John Boehner addressed the Economic Club of New York and drew a line in the sand in the debt ceiling fight. It was a monumental game changer for the GOP and puts them back on offense. Let me back up briefing and note that the Washington Post’s own left leaning editorial board came out swinging on Sunday against the Democrats’ opposition to | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for May 10, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 10, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Why I Will Not Support Jon Huntsman. Ever.2. John Boehner’s Line in the Sand3. How Much Will It Cost to Repeal the ‘Oil Subsidies’?4. Notes From “The Food Stamp Recovery”5. Thinking Outside the Box: How Boeing’s South Carolina Employees Can Strike Back6. Obama Made A “Gutsy Call” | Read More »

    The MRC Gala and Why Patriots Should Not Support Jon Huntsman #EERS

    Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show, I’ll play audio from the Media Research Center Gala from Saturday night and get into the details of why patriots should not support Jon Huntsman for President of the United States.You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Why I Will Not Support Jon Huntsman. Ever. [UPDATED]

    “I cannot tolerate a man serving as our ambassador to our chief strategic adversary in the world plotting, while in that capacity, to run against the President of the United States.”Ambassador Jon Huntsman is gearing up now to run for President of the United States.If he is the Republican nominee, I will vote for him. But until that moment I will never, ever support him.And | Read More »

    Huntsman & Foreign Affairs

    Someone just put this on YouTube:I guess they are going to try to make the case that I was for Huntsman before I was against him. Actually no, both prior to and after that I dismissed him as a candidate, but I stand by the statement.Foreign policy is going to be a huge issue and by virtue of being an ambassador, Huntsman will have a | Read More »

    The Huntsman Team Responds With Obamaton Precision

    It is stunning that Jon Huntsman is going to run against Barack Obama when, in responding to me, his campaign behaves exactly as someone close to Obama, or at least close to the left, would. They cite Media Matters and, in the process, defend Obamacare. Not kidding. Someone close to Huntsman tells Ben Smith Ironic that someone who suggested sending President Obama to the death | Read More »