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    Perry, Like Palin, Helps Romney. At Least Initially.

    More than a few people are a bit perplexed by a point I made in this morning’s post. It was this one:Third, Perry’s entry would buy Mitt Romney time in the lead. Time is the one campaign commodity that cannot be added to. Every day Mitt Romney leads is a day it becomes increasingly likely Romney is the nominee. If Perry gets in, odds increase | Read More »

    Newt Gingrich; Ames, Iowa; and Rick Perry. What It All Means.

    Had you tuned in to my radio show two nights ago, you would have heard me tell the world that Newt Gingrich’s campaign was disintegrating. Had you jumped over to RedState yesterday at noon for my Presidential horserace post, you’d have seen again that sources were telling me Newt’s campaign was in complete meltdown and I did not expect him to survive. Well, you’d have | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 10, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 10, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Newt Gingrich; Ames, Iowa; and Rick Perry. What It All Means.2. How The GOP Sabotages Obama’s Brilliant Economy.3. Ezra Klein & The Megamind: Lower Your Economic Expectations4. The Perils of Complexity5. Barack Obama – the American Idol President 6. Unapologetic Public School Officials Turning Children Into Good | Read More »

    Newt Gingrich’s Campaign Withers. Is Its Death and Perry 2012 Imminent?

    If you read my horserace post, you know I’ve been hearing about Newt Gingrich’s campaign disintegrating. I was asked to hold back, but word is now pouring out like water from a crack.Steve Deace is reporting Gingrich’s Iowa team is closing up shop.The Daily Caller is now reporting that Gingrich’s team is leaving en masse.This tracks with what I’ve been hearing.Now keep in mind that | Read More »

    The Horserace for Thursday, June 9, 2011

    With this weekend’s Horserace, I’m adding in Giuliani, who Bill Kristol says is days or a couple of weeks from getting into the race. I’m not putting in Rick Perry or Sarah Palin this week, though the implications of them possibly getting in are mentioned.As always, I put the candidates in alphabetical order. This is, again, my objective take on the candidates based on the | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for July 9, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 9, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Debt Limit Surrender2. Gov. Rick Perry calls for prayer to help our “nation in crisis”3. Unbelievable! NLRB’s Acting General Counsel Opposes Boeing Employees’ Legal Involvement4. Register for the RedState Gathering5. The Horserace for Thursday, June 9, 2011

    The Horserace #EERS

    Tune in now for my take at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.We’ll review the lay of the land for the Presidential candidates.Consider this an open thread.

    Price Controls Are Bad

    John Berlau has a must read piece today over at on delaying the Dodd-Frank price controls on banks.In voting this afternoon on a one-year delay of the Durbin Amendment and study of its effects on consumers and small banks and credit unions, sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) with Republican such as Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) signing on, the Senate also has the opportunity | Read More »

    Short Memories And Republican Successes

    Back on March 15th, I wrote a post pointing out what happens when Republicans get milquetoast — their polling goes down.If you will go back to March 15th, there was a poll out that said the GOP hadn’t been compromising enough. In fact, the poll said that “71% say the GOP is not willing enough to compromise with Obama on the deficit.”I noted at the | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 8, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 8, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Short Memories And Republican Successes2. The Infamous, Updated, Romer-Bernstein Chart.3. Voter ID and Voter Contempt.4. Jim Tucker’s Fight to Keep Workers on the Government Dole in Louisiana5. The Pretense of Obama’s ‘Other’ Labor Board’s Investigation of Delta

    Ed Rollins on Sarah Palin, Texas’s Success, and Romney Beats Obama #EERS

    There is a lot to talk about on the radio. In fact, I didn’t even get to show prep until late and I’ve got tons and tons to wade through over the next three hours.You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK.Consider this an open thread.

    Selling Endorsements? [updated]

    I want to thank Ben Smith at the Politico for letting me know about an email that went out from Eagle Publishing, our parent company. I had not seen and did not know about the email.Just to start it off, no, my endorsements are not for sale. I don’t know who the guy is who sent the email, but he certainly did RedState no favors.About | Read More »

    The Triumph of Politics

    I am sure you will read a lot about Congressman Weiner and his scandal and morality and failed politicians and us versus them and David Vitter, Larry Craig and Ted Kennedy and what have you. I am sure you will. I am not sure you will read anything similar to my take on this, which is admittedly not as partisan as some other takes may | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for June 7, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For June 7, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. The Triumph of Politics2. A dumping ground for pork projects3. No, Mr. Diamond, the Fed Doesn’t Need Your Expertise4. Supreme Court Voids Ruling Against Hazleton’s Immigration Law5. Big News From Camp Bachmann6. Huntsman Not Ready for the Big Dance7. The Cost of Political Pseudo-Science Shown In Two | Read More »

    Weiner, Santorum, The Undefeated, and the Tea Party #EERS

    Tonight, I’ll give the highlights of today’s Weinergate saga, including audio from the press conference. I’ll delve into Rick Santorum’s bid for the White House, Michele Bachmann’s campaign news, and review The Undefeated. At 8:05 p.m. ET, I’m going to spend some time riffing on the state of the tea party. You can listen to it all at and call in at 1-800-WSB-TALK. Consider | Read More »