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    The Horserace for January 12, 2012

    It’s a different horserace of sorts this week and from here on out. Gone are the individual prospects of each candidate. We have the real front runner now — Mitt Romney. The question remaining is which candidate, if any, can cause Mitt to stumble.No non-incumbent has ever swept Iowa and New Hampshire within a Republican Primary until Mitt Romney. He did it while getting less | Read More »


    In defense of capitalism

    Sweet Lord in Heaven, every time I try to tune these clowns out they hack me off and drag me back in.There are legitimate criticisms to be made of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital. Anyone who says otherwise needs to be prepared to defend Bain Capital more than once relying on the government to cover their butts on deals and even being bailed out by | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 12, 2012

    RedState Morning Briefing January 12, 2012 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. In defense of capitalism 2. Rick Santorum: A Massively Expanded Welfare State is ‘The Genuine Conservatism our Founders Envisioned’ 3. To Our Friends at (The) National Review 4. An Open Letter to Jim DeMint

    If I understand this right, I have a question

    f I understand this right, Bain Capital profited from the creative destruction of capital. It went in, found the unappreciated or hidden value in companies, restructured and/or chopped up companies, and returned the valuable parts to health.It did it across the board.And if I understand it right, attacking Bain Capital or Mitt Romney for what Bain did is unacceptable as an attack on capitalism. Now, | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 11, 2012

    RedState Morning Briefing January 11, 2012 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. On Romney, Bain and Keeping Your Integrity 2. The Perry Campaign Has Reset and Refocused in South Carolina 3. Illinois Can Learn From Wisconsin’s Success

    The Perry Campaign Has Reset and Refocused in South Carolina

    Here’s what everyone thinks about this year. If Romney sweeps Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina he wins. It is conventional wisdom and conventional wisdom is usually right.But this year there is an anomaly. The first several rounds of primaries and caucuses are not winner take all, but proportional. In fact, as you can see from the chart below the fold, there is still a | Read More »

    Attacking Bain

    I have to be honest that I do not have a problem with or feel the level of outrage some of you do about Newt Gingrich attacking Bain and Mitt Romney. It’s not because I necessarily agree with Newt on the attacks, but because these are the attacks the left will throw at Mitt and, should he be the nominee, the early attacks help him | Read More »

    In Conclusion

    I have made known my thoughts and objections to the various candidates in the field. I have come to accept that the ones I think would be best are the ones running the most perplexing campaigns. I think we will wind up with Willard Mitt Romney as the nominee.I see a path to victory for Rick Perry. I don’t see him taking it. I see | Read More »


    Morning Briefing for January 10, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing January 6, 2012 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. In Conclusion 2. The Choice 3. The 2012 Election and the ‘Inevitable’ Mitt Romney 4. Who are the Democratic gun-grabbers in the US Senate? Let’s find out! 5. Why is Ron Paul allowed to Continue Participating in Debates?

    What a Big Government Conservative Looks Like

    I’m rather tired of all the people who don’t like Romney trying to claim Rick Santorum is not a big government conservative, or not a pro-life statist.  I would support him before I would support Romney too, but I have no intention of giving up ideological and intellectual consistency in the name of beating Mitt Romney.Rick Santorum is a pro-life statist.  He is.  You will | Read More »

    Morning Briefing for January 9, 2011

    RedState Morning Briefing January 6, 2012 Go to to getthe Morning Briefing every morning at no charge. 1. What a Big Government Conservative Looks Like 2. Politics As Entertainment, Endless GOP Debates Edition 3. The Late Term Abortion of a Conservative Resurgence 4. Mitt Romney Got Arrested 5. The Biggest Mistake of the Worst Debate 6. Vast Majority of ObamaCare Waivers Go To Union | Read More »

    Where I Stand: Perry, Gingrich, and None of the Above

    I will support the Republican nominee for President. But until we have that nominee, I will not support Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. Had Rick Santorum been up for election in 2010 instead of suffering the largest margin of defeat of any candidate in 2006, I have no doubt he would be one of the Republicans primaried by the tea party. He routinely voted for | Read More »

    Mitt Romney Got Arrested

    It is such a silly thing, but it plays right into the left-wing attack on Mitt as an out of touch elitist. All the way back to 1981, Mitt Romney got arrested. It was no big deal. Romney‘s arrest came in June 1981 when he proceeded to launch his motorboat at Wayland’s Lake Cochituate only moments after a park police officer had told him not | Read More »

    The Mental Derangement of Ron Paul’s Campaign

    Supporters of Ron Paul produced a hit job on Jon Huntsman attacking Huntsman over his adopted daughter. His daughter, ftom China, was left for dead in a market and the Huntsmans intervened, got her back to good health, and adopted her. Someone put up a video attacking Huntsman adoption as proof that Huntsman is a foreign agent. The video began circulating among Ron Paul supporters | Read More »

    Not Romney

    In an RedState exclusive, we’ve obtained a copy of the latest salvo in the GOP 2012 Presidential primary — “Not Romney“. The Gingrich campaign is leading the way, staying true to Newt Gingrich’s view of an alliance shaping up. I hear other campaigns and possibly some outside groups will join in. But this is the first salvo, a flier to be released by the Gingrich | Read More »