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    How I View The Horse Race

    It’s that time boys and girls — that time where I tell you what I really think and you can all hate me for daring to say something critical about your preferred candidate. Here’s how I think the 2012 race is shaping up by candidate, in alphabetical order.

    Rescheduling Trump

    Unfortunately, I’ve just been informed that Donald Trump needs to reschedule our one on one interview. Those of you who have registered already will get a note when the rescheduled interview takes place.Sorry about that. And my plane ticket isn’t refundable. Oh well.

    Mitt Romney At His Apex?

    If the Republican Presidential Primary were held today, Mitt Romney would probably be the nominee. But this may be the high water mark for Mitt Romney after yesterday’s speech at the University of Michigan in which he gave a full throated defense of Romneycare. In fact, in his Power Point presentation on slide 7, Mitt Romney defends the individual mandate as okay at the state | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for May 13, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 13, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Why Yes, I Am Interviewing Donald Trump2. Mitt Romney At His Apex?3. RSC Debt Limit Plan: Cut, Cap, and Balance4. Joe Walsh’s Smackdown of Obama on Immigration5. Tax Hikes Texas Style 6. Energy State Dems: The New Endangered Species7. Teachers’ Union Protects Teacher for Standing Idly By | Read More »

    Mitt Romney Bear Hugs Romneycare. Obama Chokes on Jobs. #EERS

    Mitt Romney decided to fully embrace and bear hug Romneycare today, including the individual mandate. Meanwhile, Barack Obama choked on jobs today.We’ll get into all of it tonight at 7:05 p.m. ET on the radio. You can listen live at and call in at 1-800-WSB-RADIO.Consider this an open thread.

    Why Yes, I Am Interviewing Donald Trump

    He’s a blunt new voice that’s hitting our conservative establishment with the force of a wrecking ball. The guy fascinates all of us, but let’s face it: he also raises a lot of questions. I’ll ask Donald Trump those questions, 1-on-1, live, for a solid hour. Is this all just posturing? Is he running — or not? Let’s get answers. Who’s the real guy behind | Read More »

    John Weaver Needs a New Playbook

    John Weaver really needs a new playbook.In 1999-2000, newspaper headlines were filled with the titilating details of how “Democrats Fear a McCain Nomination.” In fact, one CNN report in early February of 2000, noted Democrats were worried because “conservative Democrats and Independents are voting for John McCain because they believe that he is the perfect person to replace Bill Clinton in the White House.”This is | Read More »

    The McConnell Defenders

    It never ceases to amaze me that so many self-described conservatives will defend Mitch McConnell and the GOP Senate Leaders to the hilt when it comes to their treatment of Senate conservatives.Last night, I noted that Mitch McConnell had snubbed Jim DeMint by putting Richard Burr in the Finance Committee.”But wait,” whined the alleged conservative defenders of McConnell. “Richard Burr had seniority.”Well yes, which I | Read More »

    Tax Hikes Texas Style

    I told you people Joe Straus was bad news. Under his leadership, the Texas House has decided to impose taxes on internet purchases via H.B. 2403. Conservatives in the State House supported it, arguing that it really didn’t change anything in the law, but internet companies and tax advocates are raising all sorts of red flags that Texans are about to get screwed.The legislation is | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for May 12, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing For May 12, 2011Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge.1. Erickson & Trump. One on One.2. Mitch McConnell Yet Again Tells Fiscal Conservatives to Go to Hell3. Hypocrite Harry Reid’s High Horse Must’ve Kicked Him in the Head4. More Residual Effects of Obama’s Anti-Oil Policies5. General Electric’s Jeff Immelt–A Uniter, Not a Divider6. The 60-Day Mark In | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell Yet Again Tells Fiscal Conservatives to Go to Hell

    So let’s get this straight.There’s vacancy on the Senate Finance Committee. Tom Coburn is the only significant fiscal conservative on the committee.Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) had the seniority to get the job, but:“Oh gosh, I’ve got all the stuff I can stand,” Burr told The Hill when asked last week whether he was interested in the spot.Burr’s spokeswoman said last month: “Senator Burr has no | Read More »

    Newt Runs to the White House, Romney Runs Away From Romneycare #EERS

    Tonight on the Erick Erickson Show, Newt Gingrich is in. Mitt Romney is talking Obamacare and walking back from Romneycare. The AP has a new whacked out poll on Obama’s popularity. And there’s even more.It all kicks off tonight at 7:05 p.m. ET on the largest talk radio station in the country, 750 AM WSB and now 95.5 FM. You can listen live at | Read More »

    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 »