The Horserace for January 19, 2012
It changed so suddenly. Huntsman out Monday. Today, Rick Perry is out. Huntsman, barely a factor in South Carolina, threw his support to Mitt Romney. Rick Perry, more of a factor, threw his support to Gingrich. The Monday debate in South Carolina is a critical detail. Polling before it showed a Romney lead. Polling after it showed a Gingrich surge. Then Sarah Palin endorsed Newt | Read More »
Perry Drops Out. Endorses Newt. Will Campaign and Serve.
I was on a flight and landed to over 100 voicemails and over 1000 emails. Rick Perry is dropping out of the race. Sources close to both campaigns tell me that the Governor and Speaker have spoken and Governor Perry will endorse Newt Gingrich. But it will go beyond that. I’m told reliably that Governor Perry will head up a 10th Amendment project for Speaker | Read More »
BREAKING NEWS: Rick Santorum Won Iowa
By 34 votes, Rick Santorum won Iowa. For the past two weeks we have heard Mitt Romney was the first non-incumbent to win both Iowa and New Hampshire. Wrong! The Des Moines Register reports Rick Santorum won. More troubling for the Iowa GOP, the GOP reports it will never have a completely accurate vote count because the votes in some precincts have gone missing. The | Read More »
Hero or Spoiler: Rick Perry Will Quit. The Question is as What.
Yesterday, I argued that Rick Perry should leave the GOP primary in advance of Saturday’s election and endorse Newt Gingrich, who is the most logical fit in the existing field for a Perry endorsement. The Perry campaign responded that the race would be decided by voters, not pundits behind a computer. Fair enough. Rick Perry does not want to be seen as a quitter. But | Read More »
Morning Briefing for January 19, 2012
RedState Morning Briefing For January 19, 2012 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Tonight at RedState, I’ll be on CNN with their coverage of the South Carolina Debate and at RedState we’ll be doing a live chat we invite you to participate in. The live chat will start at 7pm ET and the debate will start live from Charleston, | Read More »
Again, Conservatives Were Right
On and on it goes. Republicans in Congress cut deals with Democrats. The Republicans’ favorite reporters and pundits tell us just how awesome those deals are. Then those deals blow up in our faces. More tragically, then the same Republican leaders who negotiated those deals go back and negotiate the next deals and the same reporters and pundits at the same publications who told the | Read More »
Rick Perry’s Final Act: King Maker?
“Rick Perry’s campaign has come to an end. But he could leave on an unexpected high note — helping conservatives unite around one not-Romney” Barring a miracle, this is Rick Perry’s final act in the 2012 elections. On Saturday, he will come in last in South Carolina. It will be only the third time in a generation Rick Perry has lost an election, with the | Read More »
Roy Blunt Withdraws His Name From Protect IP
Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri is one of those interesting Senators with whom I often find myself on the wrong side of him on fiscal issues, but who I tremendously, personally like. He really is quite a likable guy. And today, joining Senator Rubio, Senator Blunt has withdrawn his sponsorship of PROTECT IP in the Senate. His phone number is (202) 224-5721. Please consider calling | Read More »
This is why Marco Rubio is a Hero on the Right
This morning I noted that we should primary Senators and Representatives on the left and right who refuse to back away from SOPA and Protect IP. Included in the list, unfortunately, was Senator Marco Rubio. I would hate, hate, haaattttteeeee to primary such a great guy. We spent a lot of time, energy, effort, and money getting him elected. But SOPA/Protect IP is that bad. | Read More »
We’re Not Going Dark. We’re Fighting: Stop SOPA/Protect IP
Today many websites around the world are shutting down to protest the potential effects of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its Senate companion, Protect IP. At RedState, we are temporarily suspending publication of new content today to oppose SOPA and PROTECT IP. Both pieces of legislation are overly broad and give too much power to the Attorney General to shut down websites that | Read More »
Target These Members of Congress for Defeat. Yes, Even Good Friends of This Site.
The following are sponsors of Protect IP in the Senate originally introduced by Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Both Republicans and Democrats should pledge to unite and primary these members of the Senate, however much we may love them, for pushing such harmful legislation. If they don’t want to be primaried, they should stop sponsoring this crap. At the same time, I’m not going to | Read More »
Sarah Palin Says She’d Vote for Newt
This will probably be the biggest news of the morning. Millions have wondered who Governor Palin would actually support. She’s making it crystal clear now. On Fox News, Sarah Palin says if she lived in South Carolina she’d vote for Newt. The next big question is whether Governor Perry decides to depart the race before or after Saturday. And if he departs, will he endorse | Read More »
Morning Briefing for January 18, 2012
RedState Morning Briefing For January 4, 2012 Go to www.RedStateMB.com to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. Today is an unusual day at RedState. Many websites around the nation and the world are going dark today in solidarity against SOPA, the Stopping Online Piracy Act (SOPA) pending in Congress. Many of this site’s good friends, like Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee and Marco Rubio | Read More »
Newt Gingrich’s Closing Argument: RedState Has It First
He is beginning to make his closing argument in South Carolina. I did not see last night’s debate, but the prevailing sentiment seems to be that he did a remarkably good job last night. It is close and, should Rick Perry stay in, Perry could legitimately be blamed for keeping Gingrich from beating Romney given the state of the polls. But even with Perry in | Read More »