RS Interview: Jeff Semon (R CAND, MA-05 PRI).
Massachusetts is… interesting, this year. Despite being a Democratic stronghold, the MA GOP is putting up a pretty good fight; the NRCC recently talked up three of its House possibilities. I was able to talk with one of them – Jeff Semon, in MA-05 – later on. Come, I will conceal nothing from you. This is Ed Markey’s district, and the Democrats are prepared to | Read More »
Jonathan Chait (unintentionally) lays out the case for ending the Hollywood tax cuts.
Is Jonathan Chait not feeling well? Not so much for writing the below, but for writing the below (as AoSHQ Headlines notes) so baldly. The topic was the Left’s domination of television/movies; Chait copped pretty much to admitting that the Right’s basic argument is correct, that it also has merit (something that you can’t actually expect the Left to just concede), and ends with: This | Read More »
On that potentially troublesome Cook County poll.
The Daily Caller reported on a poll today that gave a rather remarkable result: it showed Barack Obama ahead of Mitt Romney 49 to 37… in Cook County, Illinois: which of course includes the City of Chicago. Being under 50% in what can be considered the ultimate Democratic stronghold is not good news for the President. In 2008 Cook County went for Obama over McCain | Read More »
A tale of two campaigns: contrasting Romney-Ryan’s access with Obama-Biden’s.
So, to review the bidding: when Romney picked Ryan, Establishment Democrats (and their liberal lackeys) cackled in response that the GOP would now have to hide from the entire state of Florida, thanks to Mediscare. No way that they were going to go all-in, there. Yeah, about that?
Boston Globe slams Joe Biden for gaffes, and liberals for hypocrisy. (That was not a typo.)
Because I never thought that I would see a major Democratic newspaper lecture a Democratic Vice President like this – and lecture liberals for letting said Vice President get away with murdering his own rhetoric for so long: Liberals routinely dismiss Biden’s gaffes as the rhetorical excesses of an overly exuberant speaker — it’s “Joe being Joe.” And there can be something appealing about a | Read More »
Karen Harrington (R CAND, FL-23) invites Paul Ryan to campaign in her district.
I happened to be on a conference call with FL-23 candidate Karen Harrington, who of course is the person facing DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the general election. So it’s going to be a tough race; after all, if there’s any seat that the Democrats would be personally embarrassed to lose, it’d be this one. But when I asked directly whether Karen Harrington would | Read More »
Former VA Governor Doug Wilder (D) smacks around Joe Biden over ‘Chains’ comment.
I assume that everyone is checked out on the basic story? Vice President Joe Biden Opened His Mouth at a majority-African American audience in Virginia and told that audience that if Romney got elected they were all going to end up in chains (he also told them that they were in North Carolina, but that kind of reality-based ambiguity is more or less baked into | Read More »
Mitt Romney’s right hook at Chillicothe.
If you missed it: Mitt Romney put together and delivered a very good speech tonight in Chillicothe, Ohio. I’ll be putting up the video as soon as I find it (and the prepared remarks after the fold). But the gist of it was that the Romney-Ryan campaign has no intention of allowing Obama-Biden to define unchallenged Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, the Republican party, conservatism in | Read More »
Primary Results Open Thread.
Florida (link), Wisconsin (link), Minnesota (link)… am I forgetting anybody? If so, let me know in comments. [UPDATE] Oh! And Connecticut. Sorry about that: I was reminded of that one in comments. I need a better link than this, too.
RS Interview: Aaron Bean (R-CAND, FL State Senate 4 PRI)
This is the other state-level interview (Florida) that I’ve done recently (more or less because of the RedState Gathering): again, I encourage people to interview their own state-level candidates and politicians. These races matter. Here we have Aaron Bean, who is running in Florida’s Fourth Senate district: we chatted about the race, and state-level races generally. Aaron Bean’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)
RS Interview: Cord Byrd (R CAND, FL State House 11 PRI).
This is one of two interviews about state races – in this case, Florida – that I did as more or less because of the RedState gathering. I thoroughly recommend that people interview their own state legislators and candidates; 2010 taught us that every race has importance, and it’s on the state level that a lot of the day-to-day political decisions are hashed out. At | Read More »
Assessing the effect of Mediscare on the 2012 election cycle.
One of the more… interesting… beliefs that seems to have spread along the Online Left lately is that their forthcoming campaigning against Paul Ryan’s budget reforms (henceforth to be sneeringly dismissed as ‘Mediscare’) is a clear winner for them. And if you ask them why, the members of the Online Left who are smart enough to avoid saying “Because we think that the population of | Read More »
Paul Ryan’s prepared remarks.
[UPDATE] I just got sent this. If you missed the speech, that was a shame: nice balance of positive sentiments, and fully-deserved scorn for this current, quite feckless and incompetent administration. I’ll put up the video itself when it’s available; the text of it is below the fold, and is from here. One thing that won’t come through is that Ryan knows how to react | Read More »
RedState Gathering: Gov. Rick Scott, Speaker-Designate Will Weatherford.
Two more RedState Gathering videos for the night: the first is Governor Rick Scott, who was of course our host for the weekend… …and the second is of Speaker-Designate Will Weatherford, who is poised to be the next Speaker of the House in the Florida legislature. Moe Lane (crosspost)
RedState Gathering: Ron DeSantis (R CAND, FL-06 PRI).
This one from the Gathering is of Ron DeSantis, who is running in the FL-06 primary. Which is, again, next week; so if you’re in Florida, make sure that you go out and vote! Ron’s site is here. Moe Lane (crosspost)