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    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 »

    Big News From Camp Bachmann

    Michele Bachmann is bring Ed Rollins on board to run her Presidential campaign.This is big and significant news.Rollins was Ronald Reagan’s campaign manager in 1984, a fact downplayed by a lot of people who think Reagan’s landslide in 1984 had nothing to do with Rollins.Whether you are impressed by that or not, pay attention to the next one: Rollins took Mike Huckabee’s 2008 upstart campaign | Read More »

    If Rick Santorum Fell In A Forest . . .

    With a hat tip to my friend Charlie for the title, you might have noticed Rick Santorum is now a declared Presidential candidate.The buzz on his announcement has been, to be charitable, non-existent on the series of tubes known as the internet. That’s not indicative of a whole lot, but given the mass of grassroots he will need, many of whom are on twitter and | Read More »

    June 6, 1944

    On this day in 1944, 195,700 naval and merchant navy personnel and 160,000 soldiers participated in Operation Neptune, the landing on the beaches in Normandy to begin the end of World War II in Europe.One of the most famous remembrances of that effort is Ronald Reagan’s speech to, at the time, commemorate the 40th anniversary.  The Reagan Foundation has posted it in its entirety on | Read More »