Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart … Continue Reading Was the Etch-a-Sketch gaffe intentional?
Apparently Jeff Foxworthy, who campaigned with Mitt Romney in the days leading up to the Redneck Belt primaries, is a bit too uptown for Republicans in Alabama and Mississippi. Little … Continue Reading If only he had gotten Larry the Cable Guy’s endorsement
Which Candidate Would You Rather Have a Beer With? We hear this question every election, though, for me, there’s never been an obvious answer (save for Bob Dole). I dare … Continue Reading The question the GOP fears most
ABC News reports that the Mitt Romney campaign is deploying Donald Trump as a surrogate in radio interviews in Michigan.
For years the GOP has placated the religious right, even as Christian fundamentalists have steered the movement to the fringe. On a national level, at least, that constituency has been … Continue Reading The problem with constituencies
Mitt Romney was raised in Michigan, where his father served two terms as governor. Despite that, two recent polls of Michigan GOP voters show him trailing Rick Santorum. If Santorum … Continue Reading Rick Santorum may actually be the GOP nominee
Some “highlights” from the CPAC convention: *Severe conservative Mitt Romneytron was programmed to liberally repeat the word “conservative” and did so more than two dozen times. Chasing the wind, as … Continue Reading The dumbing down of conservatism
I’m pulling for Jon Huntsman, but does anyone really believe an endorsement by the Boston Globe is going to influence Republican primary voters? Apparently the media does, judging by the … Continue Reading The media’s inflated view of self
Rick Santorum reiterated Sunday that states have the right to ban contraceptives if they wish while Newt Gingrich said today he opposes all abortions, even in cases of rape and … Continue Reading Government doesn’t get any bigger than this
Two months ago I asked, “How Long Before the GOP Candidates Start Tebowing?” Answer:
Doyle McManus bets the former speaker won’t succeed as Nixon did in 1968 but the similarities are striking. When Richard M. Nixon ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968, … Continue Reading The New(t) Nixon