A Bad Night for Newt Gingrich
I never thought I would see the day, but it looked an awful lot like Newt finished fourth out of the four candidates in tonight’s debate. For the first time during this primary season, Newt paid a price each and every time he went after Romney personally, who looked unusually aggressive and actually managed a passable impersonation of a human being. After the second time, | Read More »
Florida CNN Debate CoveritLive
Unbelievably, yet another debate is on tap tonight. Thankfully, this one is on CNN, so hopefully we will have fewer questions about Terri Schiavo and the Great Beet Sugar Menace. Click the window or chime in in the comments!
The Yet Another Debate CoveritLive
You’re not going to believe this, but there is YET ANOTHER debate tonight (this one on NBC moderated by the strangely crooked-faced Brian Williams). Click the window to join the chat or chime in in the comments.
1000 Days, Still No Obama Budget
With the State of the Union upcoming, House Republicans have made a pretty decent video to highlight (among other things) the fact that we’ve gone 1000 days (and counting) without an Obama budget. I don’t keep up with these things historically so I am not sure what the record is, but it seems evident that Obama is going to shoot for a nice, round four | Read More »
SC Results CoveritLive!
Click the window to join the chat or join in in the comments. How big will Gingrich win?
Caption This/Open Thread
It seems almost unfair to do this, but I feel compelled to remind everyone participating in the caption that this is a family site. Open thread!
Scott Walker Turns Down Obamacare Funding
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who had already announced that he would delay the implementation of the health care exchange program in Wisconsin until the Supreme Court ruled on Obamacare’s constitutionality, announced earlier this week that the state will turn down the $37M grant from the Federal government which was designed to aid in the exchange implementation. On Wednesday Walker said he was notifying the federal | Read More »
We Can Do This the Easy Way, or the Hard Way
I confess up front as I write this piece that I have only the most tenuous grasp of finance and/or economics (my willingness to admit this fact being the primary thing that distinguishes me from Ezra Klein). That said, you don’t have to be a money whiz to react with horror at the slow-motion trainwreck that is currently unfolding in Greece, that threatens to imperil | Read More »
Requiescat in Pace, Jon Huntsman for President Campaign
Well, it looks like Iowa and New Hampshire both get to claim one official victim in the 2012 GOP Presidential sweepstakes as Jon Huntsman is announcing today that he is going to be the first to follow Michele Bachmann out the door. Huntsman never managed to get off the floor nationally, and wasn’t able to make enough of a dent in New Hampshire (the one | Read More »
New Hampshire Results CoveritLive!
Many of the polls just closed. Some still have another hour to go. Chime in by clicking the window or jump in to the comments.
The Importance of the Early Contests
Occasionally, I will hear someone say that the amount of attention paid to Iowa and New Hampshire in the nominating process is ridiculous. However, on the Republican side of things, it turns out there is a good reason for that. Since the institution of the modern primary system (and even before), no Republican has won the nomination without winning one or the other of the | Read More »
Why is Ron Paul allowed to Continue Participating in Debates?
Let us set aside for a moment the many crazy things that Ron Paul says and the ways in which they might damage the GOP brand. We’ve given people passes for saying crazy things before. I mean, I’m not thrilled to have the guy up there on national television representing the GOP in any form or fashion, but on the merits as far as his | Read More »
The TMM* Memorial Monday Open Thread
Life is hard when you’re an idiot, and you’re on television surrounded by people who can speak in complete sentences. It’s like starting out in a hole, and when you’re in a hole, it’s very important to remember the First Rule of Holes. The one thing you should absolutely not do is try to use a big word – or at least something that sounds | Read More »
Mitt Romney, of the Private Sector
Apparently, in a rush to conduct two debates on the same days as the opening round of the NFL Playoffs, there was another debate Sunday morning. If I was only vaguely aware it was occurring, I cannot imagine the audience was all that large. I mean, really, if you were a) awake, b) not at church, c) not watching the NFL pregame show, and d) | Read More »
Caption This/Open Thread
Happy Sunday to everyone. Open Thread/Caption this time!