What the Heck is Wrong with Mitt Romney?
Sometimes – well, frankly, pretty often – Mitt Romney scares the crap out of me. I’m already on record saying that I think he’d be a much better President than Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum, and nothing that has happened in the last month has changed that. Both Gingrich and Santorum are completely devoid of either the temperament or experience to handle the job of | Read More »
As of today, Rick Santorum officially has no more delegates than he had yesterday. That said, as CNN is just now this moment calling Colorado for Santorum in a stunning upset, his clean sweep of the states who voted/caucused today is a stunning rebuke to both Romney’s purported march through February and Newt Gingrich’s position as the favored not-Romney candidate. Santorum’s performance was impressive in | Read More »
Ron Paul, Constitutional Scholar
People like to say, “Ron Paul’s got a great domestic program, it’s just his foreign policy I don’t like.” Really, people only say that because they don’t take the time to understand what Ron Paul’s domestic program is all about, or at least the more insane details thereof. One particular example of this is Ron Paul’s view on monetary policy. Paul, who likes to present | Read More »
CO/MN/MO Results Coveritlive!
Should be an interesting night. Click the box or join in in the comments!
Today could end up being an embarrassing day for any Republican presidential candidate not named Rick Santorum. Today, Colorado and Minnesota hold their caucuses, and Missouri holds their weird non-binding primary. Newt failed to qualify for the Missouri ballot, which means Santorum is widely expected to win Missouri today. The only company polling Minnesota right now is PPP, which today released a poll purporting to | Read More »
Negotiating With Terrorists
I would like to take a moment to address something that you hear every Presidential cycle and which is making the rounds again in force this year – the threat that “if [Candidate X] wins the nomination, I am going to stay home/vote third party/vote for Obama.” The loudest and most vocal group of these folks during this election cycle are the Romney opponents; however, | Read More »
Jim Moran (D-VA) Thinks Black People Aren’t as Smart as White People
It is good to see that Jim Moran is not resting on his laurels. Even though he already held the title of most racist member of Congress, he has been busy making absolutely sure no one even approaches catching up with him. “People like Mr. [Allen] West, and Governor Brewer and so on, particularly Mr. West, is not only not representative of the African-American community | Read More »
Mid-Week Open Thread
To kick things off, via the MRC, we have a reminder that there are still some people in this country who are ignorant, racist trash. Language warning. Open thread!
Newt Gingrich, Establishment Sellout
One of the most bizarre narratives I have ever seen take hold during a Presidential campaign is the narrative that Newt Gingrich, who spent three decades in Washington, ultimately rising to the top of the House leadership, is the “outsider” and “TEA Party” candidate whereas Mitt Romney, who has never had a job in Washington in his life (although admittedly that is not for lack | Read More »
Florida Results CoveritLive
Neil Stevens predicted Romney would win by 10. Nate Silver predicted Romney would win by 15. According to CNN’s early exits, the margin of victory for Romney may be unexpecedly small tonight. Click the box to join the discussion or join in the comments! Florida Results CoveritLive
Susan G. Komen Ends Relationship with Planned Parenthood
For years and years, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has pointlessly given money to Planned Parenthood, despite the fact that Planned Parenthood’s claims regarding breast exams have been exposed as wildly exaggerated. Today, after years of work by pro-life activists, that ends: NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s leading breast-cancer charity, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is halting its partnerships with Planned Parenthood affiliates | Read More »
More on the Allen West Saga
Javier Manjarres is reporting that Allen West has announced that he is switching Congressional districts, from FL-22 (which was drawn to doom him) to FL-16. I don’t know the particulars of that district since it has been redrawn but it used to be one of the safest GOP seats in the country (and is now infamous for having two consecutive congressmen resign in disgrace in | Read More »
Romney Over Newt
What I am about to say will probably not be very popular around here, and may end up costing me several good friends, at least on a temporary basis. Nevertheless, I feel compelled to say it anyway: when it is my turn to pull the lever on Super Tuesday, I’ll vote for Mitt Romney. And it won’t even be an especially difficult choice. I have | Read More »
Why is the GOP Florida Legislature Trying to Screw Allen West?
As an outspoken black conservative with a high national profile, Allen West already had a huge national target painted on his back going in to 2012. As part of reapportionment as a result of the 2010 census, Florida gained 2 Congressional seats. Despite that, it appears that the Republican-controlled Florida legislature seems to have somehow managed to make Allen West’s seat much more difficult to | Read More »
It is a sad commentary on the state of our world that stories like this one (warning, .pdf) (via the Population Research Institute) barely shock us anymore. The gist of the story is as follows: a Massachusetts woman, identified in court pleadings only as Mary Moe, is pregnant with her third child. She aborted her first child. Sometime between this abortion and the birth of | Read More »