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    Gingrich Calls Out Romney On His Bain Record

    (by way of TIME) “If Governor Romney would like to give back all the money he’s earned from bankrupting companies and laying off employees over his years at Bain, then I would be glad to then listen to him. And I will bet you $10, not $10,000, that he won’t take the offer.” It is about time someone said this. As I’ve noted before the | Read More »

    December 7, 1941

    (by way of the Navy History and Heritage Command) This is just to take a brief time out from politics to reflect on the event that, arguably, more than any other in that century determined America’s role in the world.

    On Newt and Gnomes

    Yesterday I posted a brief piece on the first wave of oppo dumps on Newt Gingrich to appear at NRO. No suprise that. NRO has been oppo central for all of the “anti-Mitt” candidates this cycle. Jim Geraghty thinks he was maltreated by me in the story. I think Jim protests too much.

    Latest Gingrich Oppo Dump

    Naturally it appears at National Review Online in Jim Geraghty’s Campaign Spot titled “Newt Gingrich Said What?” A sample In June 2005, the New York Times raved about a “balanced and thoughtful” report from a bipartisan task force headed by Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, and George Mitchell, the former Senate majority leader, declaring, “Lawmakers should take the time to at least thumb through | Read More »

    The Unelectable Mitt Romney, Part II

    Earlier today I posted a story on why I believe that contrary to what the Establishment would have us believe that Mitt Romney is actually the least electable candidate in the GOP primary. As today is a slow day I decided to follow up this well-received post with a supplementary one. Not only is Romney not exciting the GOP base… which he has to do | Read More »

    The Unelectable Mitt Romney

    Generally speaking, I think the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson is the most profoundly stupid and uninsightful writer on any editorial page in any paper in any country. But file this one under “Blind Hog/Acorn”. Moderator Wolf Blitzer opened Tuesday’s Republican debate by introducing himself and adding, for some reason, “Yes, that’s my real name.” A few moments later, the party’s most plausible nominee for president | Read More »

    Losers. It’s What They Do.

    Every political party has its bogeymen. The left live in fear of finding one of the Koch brothers in the bedroom closet or a Diebold machine in the voting booth. The right fears the media. Now that the primary field is being whittled down to plausible and implausible candidates, a cry is rising from the implausible and their supporters that the media, not the voters, | Read More »

    Blaming the Messenger and Blaming the Victims

    The whole Herman Cain story has caused me more disappointment in my political allies than any other event in my time as a blogger. As I sit here, mouth agape, I am watching a number of people I respect, like Andy McCarthy at NRO, become indistinguishable from Lanny Davis and James Carville during the Clinton-Lewinski scandal. The fact that we have a story that was | Read More »

    So Now We Have Sex In the Herman Cain Sex Scandal

    Inveterate Cainiac tngal demands Speaking of Sex…..where is it? Show Me The Sex!!. Here at RedState we are nothing if not customer centric because of the requirement to pay extortionate salaries to all the front pagers. So here it is. The SEX in Sex Scandal. Courtesy of that hotbed of liberalism, Pajamas Media, and that raging commie Roger Simon. Just the good parts, visit the | Read More »

    The Romney Flip Flops Get National Coverage

    Often the opinion pages of the Washington Post foreshadow the line of attack the Democrats will take on particular candidates. I was a little surprised yesterday morning when I read Ruth Marcus’ column entitled Campaign 2012: Welcome to the slugfest. It in, Obamabot David Plouffe (rhymes with fluff) makes a very candid assessment about Mitt Romney that we, ourselves, have made over the years: “He | Read More »

    The Herman Cain Sex Scandal Adds A New Component

    To put this in context, I’m going to lift this quote from Ben Domenech’s The Transom: I had conversations yesterday via email with journalists for the Washington Post, Roll Call, National Journal, and The Hill about their private thoughts on this. Every single one shared the same following views: First, they are all sure, to varying degrees, that Cain’s story originates from a National Restaurant | Read More »

    Why It Doesn’t Matter Who Leaked The Cain Sex Scandal

    Sure it’s fun trying to figure this out, but in the end it really doesn’t matter because Herman Cain has been accused of some variety of sexual harassment by at least three former employees. And unless we’re going to play the part of Lanny Davis and James Carville in 1996, Herman Cain owes everyone some answers. For the record, despite the pathetic mewling by Cain | Read More »

    Herman Cain’s Sex Scandal Just Became More Fun

    AP Exclusive: Third Worker Says Harassed By Cain WASHINGTON (AP) — A third former employee says she considered filing a workplace complaint over what she considered aggressive and unwanted behavior by Herman Cain when she worked for the presidential candidate in the 1990s. She says the behavior included a private invitation to his corporate apartment. She worked for the National Restaurant Association when he was | Read More »

    Interesting Twist On The Cain Sexual Harassment Allegations

    A few days ago, Ben Domenech made this statement in his indispensable Transom One more thing: The timing and nature of this story in interesting. Many staffers were struck throughout the 2008 campaign by how often leaks about certain candidates would come out right before previously scheduled media availabilities or TV appearances, forcing a candidate to immediately answer difficult questions to a horde of rabid | Read More »

    Herman Cain: China Is “Trying To Develop Nuclear Capability”

    File this one under “Shutting the Barn Door.” On Monday, Herman Cain gave an interview to PBS’s Judy Woodruff. JUDY WOODRUFF: Do you view China as a potential military threat to the United States? HERMAN CAIN: I do view China as a potential military threat to the United States. JUDY WOODRUFF: And what could you do as president to head that off? HERMAN CAIN: My | Read More »