Democrats Losing Young Voters in North Carolina, Nevada
A new analysis by researchers at Tufts University confirms what many suspected: Young people are less interested in the 2012 race than they were in the 2008 race, and the young voters who supported Barack Obama by wide margins last cycle are ...
Romney: Obama Sounds Like Marie Antoinette!
I am sure many Democrats’ heads will explode upon hearing that Mitt Romney is comparing the president to Marie Antoinette.
But Romney, whose campaign also released in Iowa a 60-second ad with soaring patriotic themes, spared President Barack Obama no ...
If Santorum Does Well in Iowa, What's His Threshold in New Hampshire?
A surprising strategic move on Santorum’s part: capitalize on his just-beginning-to-show Iowa momentum by putting money into . . . New Hampshire?
Santorum’s in roughly the same spot in the next two states; he’s at 3.3 percent in New Hampshire and 2.7 ...
The 2016 GOP Primary Plan, Version 2.0
The coming week will probably see the “Why the heck does Iowa get to go first?” buzz reaching a fever pitch, and I see on Twitter there’s been some more discussion of my smallest-states-go-first-in-regional-groups plan.
After further review, the ...
Newt Gingrich, America's Sixth-Most-Admired Man?
The good news for Newt Gingrich, from his campaign:
Newt Gingrich was named the 6th Most Admired Man in 2011 today in USA Today/Gallup’s annual survey of Americans. Gingrich is the only GOP presidential candidate to make the top ...
New Hampshire Is Low on Rick Perry's List of Worries
On MSNBC a moment ago, Chris Jansing gave Rick Perry’s spokesman Ray Sullivan grief over Perry’s current standing at 1 percent in the most recent New Hampshire primary polls. (Okay, Rasmussen had him at 3 percent and Public Policy Polling ...
Were the Virginia Ballot Requirements Unreasonable?
Moe Lane and Richard Winger take a long look at the rules for getting on the Virginia Republican presidential-primary ballot, and conclude that the candidates who didn’t make the ballot this year — everyone except Mitt Romney and Ron Paul — ...
Gingrich, Romney, and the Power of Confidence
Last night, my dad told me about a recent interaction with Newt Gingrich during a campaign stop in Beaufort, South Carolina. My dad said he told Gingrich, “I really like your position on immigration.”
Gingrich smiled and replied, “You should, ...
Bachmann: I'm in a Statistical Dead Heat, a.k.a. Fourth Place!
Michele Bachmann e-mails me (and everyone else on her campaign e-mail list):
Dear Fellow Conservative,
As one of my most loyal supporters I wanted you to be the first to know this exciting news. In a We Ask America poll ...
The Tea Party Is Now 'Completely in Charge' of Kansas!
The Washington Post profiles Kansas governor Sam Brownback, declaring, “in Kansas, as nowhere else in the country, tea party fervor is reshaping government. The same political forces of the Republican Party driving the confrontation over taxes and spending in Washington ...
It's Been a While Since Mitt or Newt Won a General Election
Recent general-election wins don’t seem to count much in the GOP presidential primary this cycle. Three of the contenders won last year, and while Ron Paul has a shot at winning Iowa, he’s certainly far from being the ...
Could We Get One All-Surrogate Debate?
So in the past 24 hours, we’ve seen New Jersey governor Chris Christie give a feisty, combative defense of Mitt Romney, tweaking Mika Brzezsinki for defining “compromise” as “giving Obama want he wants . . .”
We have seen Louisiana’s Gov. Bobby ...
Obama: My Accomplishments Are Just Behind LBJ, FDR and Lincoln
Just think, after his first year, Obama thought he only deserved a “B+.”
His self-esteem is finally restored:
The issue here is not gonna be a list of accomplishments. As you said yourself, Steve, you know, I would put our ...
Maria Conchita Alonso, Still Fighing the Good Anti-Chavez Fight
I see the wonderful Maria Conchita Alonso ran into Sean Penn in LAX and attempted to edify him on the ways of Hugo Chávez and those other leftist dictators that Penn keeps praising.
Long before she was on Drudge, ...
Mitt, Newt, the Ricks, Michele, Ron, Jon . . . and Jeb?
The Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt features the latest futile round of “Hillary 2012″ buzz, a discussion of an anti–Occupy Wall Street theme in the trailer for the upcoming Batman movie, and this latest unexpected turn in the GOP ...
Kirk Likes Romney's Enterprise
In the past few days, Mitt Romney has won the endorsement of Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois, the editorial board of the Des Moines Register, and Bob Dole.
Take that, critics who say he’s too establishment!
Next up: Charlie ...
USAG Eric Holder Reminds 'Nation of Cowards' of Their Flaws
In the first Morning Jolt of this final week before Christmas . . .
Eric Holder Peers Into His Critics’ Hearts, Minds, Sees Racism
I finally had a chance to catch up with my friend Cam Edwards, to get his response to Thursday ...
For Republicans, 2012 is a year of high hopes and immense possibilities. By this time next year, the GOP could have won the White House and the Senate and kept control of the House of Representatives. But if fortune turns against ...
Haley's Endorsement Blazes for Mitt Like a Comet
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley just endorsed Mitt Romney on Fox News.
That is a big get, and is likely to move Romney’s numbers in that state.
Romney needs it, too; tn the RealClearPolitics average, Romney trails Newt Gingrich ...
Democratic Lawmaker Calls GOP Gov. Martinez ‘The Mexican'
All class: A Democratic state lawmaker in New Mexico allegedly refers to GOP governor Suzana Martinez as “the Mexican on the Fourth Floor.”
A Republican legislator said she was verbally assailed by House Majority Whip Sheryl Williams Stapleton during a ...
Look Who Could Come Out of Iowa With a Delegate!
The big headline out of Iowa this morning is that Rasmussen has Mitt Romney jumping ahead of Newt Gingrich, 23 percent to 20 percent, with Ron Paul not far behind at 18 percent. Scott Rasmussen notes that his firm has conducted five polls ...
President Downgrade, President Squatter Economy, President Spam
In the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt . . .
Obama to Supporters: Hey, Let’s Spam All the Republicans You Know!
Oh, this is reassuring. The Obama campaign wants its grassroots supporters to make donations in the name of Republicans they ...
Gingrich Unveils His... 'Brain Science Initiative.'
This is one of those moments where Newt Gingrich is either innovative and spectacularly ahead-of-the-curve or chasing his own intellectual curiosity at the expense of focusing at what is foremost in the minds of voters. If you’ve ever thought ...
Could the First Big Winner of 2012 Be... Ron Paul?
Today’s Morning Jolt looks at the Trump-ed debate, new polls that look good for Republicans, and a sense that perhaps Ron Paul and the Iowa caucuses, like New Jersey and you, are perfect together.
Could the Big Winner of ...
We Need a Good Campaigner to Win and Be a Good Governor
At Red State, Erick Erickson offers another astute roundup of the state of the Republican field and perhaps his most succinct assessment of the dilemma and the current mood of the GOP grassroots is this: “A president spends the least ...
California Democrat: Obama Loves Speeches, Not Real Talk
If I’m the Republican nominee, and looking for material to generate enthusiasm for “Democrats Against Obama,” I might try to spotlight the assessment of retiring Rep. Dennis Cordoza of California. Today in The Hill, Cordoza paints a devastating portrait ...
Newt Gingrich Hits the Big Time: Messianic Lighting!
Newt’s campaign sends along this photo of the considerable turnout for his speech in New Hampshire last night:
Judging from the “halo effect”of the lighting, perhaps we’ll need a “Is Newt the Messiah” page to go with ...
Debt Increases Nearly $49K Per Second Under Obama
In the middle of verifying a Tim Kaine accusation against George Allen in the Virginia Senate race, PolitiFact offers a jaw dropping figure that any critic of Obama would find useful:
So, the real period of influence Allen had on ...
Attorney General Costanza
It appears one of my Twitter comments prompted Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla, to explicitly compare Attorney General Eric Holder to George Costanza from Seinfeld, considering the similarity between their creative definitions of “lie.”
As Seinfeld might ask, “What is the ...
Obama: Recovery 'Probably Takes More than One President.'
The first Jolt of the week features a lot of fallout from Saturday night’s debate, and then this surprising admission from President Obama:
Obama: Okay, I Can’t Fix the Economy.
This seems like a huge concession from our ...
'At a Time When America Has Been Hurt by the Obama-Casey Agenda . . .'
Tom Smith, GOP candidate aiming to be the party’s nominee against Sen. Bob Casey in Pennsylvania, is up on the air with his first television ad:
Smith, a coal-industry entrepreneur, has loaned his campaign $750,000, which makes it easier to ...
Hillary Clinton's 2008 Campaign Really Wants to Sell Some DVDs
Poor Hillary Clinton. More than three years later, her campaign is still rattling the tin cup for donations. Arriving in my e-mail box this morning:
Together, we made history in the last presidential election.
From Hillary’s speech at the ...
Americans Feel Sorry for President Obama?
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt:
A Lot of Americans Feel Sorry for President Obama?
Yahoo gets one of the more interesting tidbits of recent days:
Republicans on a private Republican National Committee conference call with allies warned ...
Rise? Shine? Well, I Made Complete Sentences. Most of the Time.
If you’ve ever wondered if I can be coherent at 6:30 in the morning — even working in a reference to Schrödinger’s cat! — here’s your answer. (This was taped yesterday morning, I’m just posting it now.)
Wall Street Occupier Finds Alternative to Whining
The Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt features a look at the GOP electorate’s definition of “acceptable,” an examination of the fogotten war, the forgotten victory, and perhaps the forgotten blown victory in Iraq, and then this tidbit of ...
'As Moderator, I Hate Your Answers, So I'll Run Myself.'
How often do debate moderators threaten to run against the field of candidates they’re moderating?
Donald Trump makes history!
Donald Trump has once again said that if Republican primary voters can’t pick a candidate he believes will beat ...
Do Suspended Campaigns Traditionally Endorse Rivals?
Today’s Jolt also discusses Herman Cain’s departure from the race — well, suspension — and his expected endorsement of Newt Gingrich. This morning brings word that the endorsement could come later today.
In a way, this seems to summarize much ...
So Why Did Obama Go to Pennsylvania This Week?
Rep. Jason Altmire, Democrat of Pennsylvania, tells Chuck Todd, “statewide the polls have shown [Obama]‘s not doing well right now.”
Former congressman Paul Kanjorski, another Pennsylvania Democrat, tells CBS News, “If the election were held today, I don’t ...
Herman Cain: While I'm Reassessing, Please Send Me Money
Herman Cain just sent this e-mail to his supporters:
As I assess the future of my campaign, I need to gauge the support of the people of this great nation.
I am inviting you to share your voice with me, ...
The GOP Candidate Who's Supporting Occupy Wall Street
Meanwhile, Buddy Roemer, the former governor of Louisiana who is running a little-noticed, little-discussed bid for president, offers an . . . unusual stance arguing that Occupy Wall Street should be supported simply because they are exercising their constitutional rights:
Governor Buddy Roemer ...
Come On, He's Run Something
New Jersey governor Chris Christie: “Speaker Gingrich has never run anything.”
Except, you know, the House of Representatives.
No, It Really Is Too Late for Other GOP Candidates
I’m asked if it really is too late for any other Republican candidate to announce a presidential bid.
Right now, any sudden addition would have to run as a write-in candidate in a slew of early-voting states, making the ...
If Newt Criticism Makes One a RINO, I Guess Steyn Is, Too
Today’s Morning Jolt has more about things going “boom” in Iran, Mayor Bloomberg boasting that he has an army, and . . . more Newt.
Before I begin, that noted RINO Mark Steyn on Hugh Hewitt last night:
MS: I think Newt ...
Firm Working for Sean Bielat Lets Us Know He's Still Thinking About a Bid
Our Brian Bolduc had the first interview with Sean Bielat, but now it appears the potential candidate is sending out press releases . . .
BOSTON, MA – Sean Bielat (pronounced: Bee-lot), the 2010 Republican nominee in Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District, would enter race as ...
Herman Cain Doesn't Want to Be the Next Tim Pawlenty
An epic-length Morning Jolt is in the editors’ hands, laying out the details behind yesterday’s mysterious e-mail from Newt Gingrich, how Barney Frank is helping dash Nancy Pelosi’s dreams, and a few thoughts on what Republicans probably believe ...
Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader May Take on Sen. Casey
Right now there are nine Republicans actively running for the nomination against Democratic senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, but most of them are little-known and have never been elected to office before. Perhaps the best known is Tim Burns, who ...
What Do Democrats Really Stand For Today?
The Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt features more on Barney Frank’s surprise retirement, some explosive news out of Iran, and this discussion in the shift in the thinking of the Democratic Party:
Democrats to White Working-Class Voters: Drop ...
The White House's Curious Definition of 'Wait'
Over at one of the official White House Twitter accounts, Obama’s communicators director Dan Pfeiffer reminds us of the president’s scheduled executive order/p.r. campaign moves by declaring, “There will be more We Can’t Wait actions ...
To Kick Off Your 'Cyber Monday'
Elsewhere on NRO, I offer some holiday gift ideas, pointing to three books I took on the NR Cruise. Richard Brookheiser, Orson Scott Card, Mary Eberstadt, Jennifer Marshall, John J. Miller, Jana Novak, Terry Teachout, Alan Sears, and Joseph Pearce ...
While there’s still a lot of road ahead in the 2012 presidential race, one fact is already clear: The eventual GOP nominee is probably going to leave a certain number of conservative Republicans wary, or even skeptical. The selection of ...
Capehart: Stop Picking on Iowans! They Picked Obama!
The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart finds a reason to like the Iowa caucuses: They voted for Obama!
Complaints that a state that looks nothing like the rest of the nation has such a disproportionate impact on how this nation ...
The New York Times Wonders: Is Obama Lonely?
From the last Morning Jolt of 2011 . . .
Obama, Unhappy in His Work Again, Just Like Herbie* the Aspiring Dentist Elf
Oh, hey, the word in Washington is that Obama is distant again.
Distant as out in the back nine of his 90...
Should We Have a Cow About Caucus Turnout?
It’s never good for a candidate to be dismissed as “all hat and no cattle,” but the charge may be particularly damaging in Iowa:
Population of Iowa in 2010: 3,046,355.
Number of cows in Iowa in 2010: 3,850,000.
To put that number in ...
In the first post-Christmas Morning Jolt . . .
Hey, remember when I joked that we would cycle through some new frontrunners and surging candidates during the Christmas break?
No joke, after all! “With less than a week to go until Republicans ...
Perspective on What's at Stake in the Next Two Weeks
Number of delegates at stake in Iowa: 28
Number of delegates that winning 50 percent of the vote gets you: 14
Number of delegates that frontrunner will get if he finishes with 25 percent of the vote: 7.
Number of delegates that the second-place finisher ...
Gingrich's Divorce, and the So-Far Missing Gender Gap
I appeared on CNN’s American Morning today, and one of the topics at hand was a new revelation about Newt Gingrich’s first divorce. Gingrich says that his wife requested the divorce; the court papers indicate the opposite:
Virginia's GOP Primary Ballot: Romney, Paul . . . and That's It.
Looks like my non-write-in options here in the Virginia GOP presidential primary will be limited:
House speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry failed to submit enough valid signatures to qualify for the Virginia primary ballot, state GOP officials ...
Yes, Virginia, Your Ballot-Access Rules Are Difficult
In the final Jolt until December 29 . . .
Don’t Forget the Details Like Collecting Signatures, Fellas!
Who will I be voting for in the Virginia Republican primary? Unless I want to write someone in, my menu of options just shrank considerably: “...
How the GOP Presidential Primary Calendar Ought to Be
In response to today’s Iowa-bashing, a couple of readers ask what sort of primary order I would prefer.
It depends upon the primary priority, no pun intended. Is the process designed to ensure that the most electable candidate is ...
Why Must We Care About the Whims of So Few Iowans?
In the next-to-last Morning Jolt before the Christmas holiday, a look at whether Jimmy Carter sent condolences to North Korea, the cost of . . . and this assessment of what’s going on in Iowa, and doubts about why we should care ...
Will Gary Johnson Remember to File as a Libertarian?
Politico: “[Former New Mexico governor and presidential candidate Gary] Johnson had run a New Hampshire-centric effort that never got him past a blip in the polls.”
This is the same Gary Johnson who nearly forgot to file to appear on ...
That Guy, Whats-His-Name, Shakes Up Race by Leaving GOP
Could Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson complicate matters for the GOP in 2012? Sure. But that would require Johnson to earn a much larger share among a general public that is paying less attention to politics than he’s earning among ...
After Laying Off Workers, DNC Hits Romney for 1990s Layoffs
A few nights ago, the DNC argued that Mitt Romney’s private sector career was . . . well, evil, “profiting off of laying off thousands of workers.”
REALITY: ROMNEY’S PRIVATE SECTOR CAREER CONSISTED OF PROFITING OFF OF LAYING OFF THOUSANDS OF ...
The Obamas, 'Regular People Like Us,' Readying for 17-Day Vacation
Julianna Smoot, deputy campaign manager for Obama for America, e-mailed supporters last night:
Beyond the titles, it’s easy to forget sometimes that our President and First Lady are, when it comes down to it, regular people like us.
When Obama Said He Would Meet Kim Jong Il
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il reached his . . . expiration date. One of Obama’s pledges from the campaign reached its expiration date after his first year in office, but it’s a useful reminder of how candidate Obama believed in ...
Newt Gingrich's Big Gamble on the Judiciary's Role
Also addressed in today’s Jolt are Newt Gingrich’s comments over the weekend, suggesting that as president, he would abolish whole courts to be rid of judges whose decisions he feels are out of step with the country, and ...
That Other Big Political Fight in 2012
Over on the home page, a look at the GOP prospects for holding the House of Representatives in 2012. I figure it will get many comments and links and Facebook likes, as it’s one of our biggest articles.
Independents Don't Think Obama Is Interested in Working With GOP
The good folks at Resurgent Republic send along these poll results, and I think what’s interesting is that in light of all the contrary evidence, so many Democrats insist that Obama is more interested in “working” than campaigning.
The Republican Candidates' Holiday Special
In the final Jolt of the week, a roundup of reactions to the final debate . . . until the next one.
Super Debate XVI!
Thursday night’s debate — the 16th of the year, and the final one before the Iowa caucuses — felt ...
Rove: 'Obama Will Have the Cash. But He Can't Run on His Record.'
American Crossroads offers an electoral analysis and pep talk from Karl Rove, complete with snazzy moving graphics floating in the air beside him:
He suggests that the Obama path to victory will require vastly outspending the Republicans in states like ...
'When I Was Speaker, 11 Million Jobs Were Created.'
Newt Gingrich unveils a new ad in Iowa:
These are challenging and important times for America. We want and deserve solutions. Others seem to be more focused on attacks rather than moving the country forward. That’s up ...
Editors of the Washington Examiner Back Romney
I guess Mitt Romney will enjoy reading tomorrow’s Washington Examiner:
Romney will bring back to the Oval Office a faith in the ability of every individual to achieve his or her greatest hopes, and an unwavering pride in America ...
I Like My Picks More Than Time's 'POTY' Picks
Jonah finds Time’s selection of “The Protester” to be an astonishingly boring selection.
Last year, in response to the selection of Mark Zuckerberg, I wrote, “many are noting this morning, this continues a trend of odd picks, perhaps driven ...
American Crossroads Spotlights Warren-Defending DSCC's Wall Street Cash
American Crossroads aims to complicate matters for Elizabeth Warren, arguing that you can’t bash Wall Street and then turn around
and take millions of dollars of donations on your behalf from the industry you have identified as the locus ...
NRCC: Stand With the AFL-CIO, Not Obama, on the Keystone Pipeline!
On Twitter, I asked this morning, “Does anyone doubt that if the Keystone Pipeline ran through must-win swing states for Obama, he would have instantly approved?”
The NRCC is going after Democrats like Ohio Rep. Betty Sutton , arguing that by ...
Election 2012: A Generational Contest?
In laying out the risks each major candidate took in last week’s campaign events, the great Michael Barone mentions a surprising fact: Newt Gingrich and the late Ann Dunham, President Obama’s mother, were born in the same year, 1942. ...
Glenn Beck, Preferring Third-Party Ron Paul Over Gingrich
From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt, a look at the latest potential headache for Republicans…
Say What? Glenn Beck Would Prefer a Ron Paul Third Party Bid Over Newt?
Uh-oh: “Glenn Beck said this morning on his radio ...
NRCC to Matheson: Don't Even Try to Run Away from Obama!
The NRCC greets Utah Democrat Rep. Jim Matheson this morning by showcasing his past statement touting his support for President Obama and the stimulus.
Gallup puts Obama’s job approval in Utah is 33.8 percent, the fourth-lowest in the country.
We've Been Warned: Some Won't Survive Iowa!
If your patience is waning, and you think you can’t stand one more discussion of who will win Iowa, be cautious — the state itself can be fatal, according to this headline and opening paragraph from Ken Rudin on NPR:
Obama Supporters and the 'Sunken Costs' Theory
A couple of days ago in the Jolt, I wrote:
Part of me marvels that so many still find [President Obama] so likeable, and I can’t help but get the feeling that a lot of people are wedded to ...
The Two-Step Response to Candidate Accusations
I’m in Colorado for a few days, speaking to local Republicans at the invitation of my friend Chris Robbins with the Jefferson County Republican Committee.
This morning I spoke to a group of Republicans, and there was a palpable ...
Righty Bloggers Want Newt or Perry; Dread Paul and Romney
John Hawkins polled 78 right-of-center bloggers about their preferences in the upcoming Republican presidential primary. While no one should overestimate the influence of bloggers, the news is good for Newt Gingrich, and ominous for Mitt Romney:
If you had to pick ...
Newt, Today: 'We Have Always Had a Bias In Favor of Investing in the Future.'
I completely understand and agree with the argument that Mitt Romney’s support for the individual mandate at the state level will greatly complicate and undermine his criticism of Obamacare.
But I don’t quite see how one can hold ...
Iowa: Newt Leads, Then Mitt, Then Ron Paul
According to Marist, 9 percent of Iowa caucusgoers listed their top choice as Herman Cain in their most recent survey. That’s a significant chunk that is now up for grabs.
Newt Gingrich leads at 26 percent, Mitt Romney is at 18 percent, ...
Newt's a Fighter, No Doubt About That!
Newt Gingrich, when you do stuff like this (HT: Ace of Spades), I almost forget all my doubts about your abilities as the GOP nominee:
“One of these days we’ll have a conversation about Newt Gingrich,” Nancy Pelosi told ...
Newt: The America We Know and Love Can Be Rebuilt!
Coming soon to a television near you . . . at least, if you’re in Iowa:
Well, considering how they’re arguing that the America we love is a thing of the past, I’ll definitely vote for Newt Gingrich over “Some ...
Obama 2012: Because Anything Else Wouldn’t Be Fair!
Today’s Jolt, sent to the editors late last night, as I’m moments away from departing for a 6:30 a.m. Eastern appearance on CNN:
Asked What She Had for Breakfast, Doris Kearns Goodwin Cites Anecdotes of FDR, LBJ, and ...
How the Unemployment Rate Drops When Folks Stop Looking for Work
In response to the latest unemployment numbers, I’m seeing people still wondering how the unemployment rate can go down if people stop looking for work. Way back in February 2010, I made a short video explaining the phenomenon of “discouraged ...
Where Are America's Workers Going? Off the Books.
The unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent last month . . . as 120,000 net Americans found jobs, but also about 315,000 Americans left the work force.
You’ll recall yesterday I spotlighted an interesting phrase and assessment from CNBC’s Jim Cramer: That for the ...
Occupy Wall Street, Suddenly Realizing They're Not Winners After All
The final Morning Jolt of the week examines latest rattle in the engine of the Herman Cain campaign, Andy Stern’s love letter to Chinese management of the economy, and some much-needed lighter notes to close out the week . . .
Jim Cramer: Welcome to the New 'Squatter / Off-the-Books Economy'
The always-amusing Jim Cramer offered a quick commentary on CNBC this morning that seemed awfully revealing, in response to the news that the average loan in foreclosure has now been delinquent a record 631 days.
Cramer: When you’re 600 days [past] ...
Our Ambitious President's Demonization of Ambition
Over at Human Events, John Hayward looks at Obama’s speech in Scranton to note the strange phenomenon of a man who has reached the heights of power and wealth through the public sector demonizing those who seek to reach ...
Recalling a speech where Newt Gingrich proposed abolishing tenure at state universities, I decided to go through the news archives for other examples of bold, intriguing ideas that went nowhere. There is no doubt that Newt Gingrich is one of ...
Newt Mocks Former Staffers Who Jumped to Rick Perry Bandwagon
Newt Gingrich tells Politico about his former staffers:
He scoffed at his former staffers who had put down his wife. “They were worried about Callista’s impact in South Carolina. I mean, to a degree that was absurd.” We asked ...
Barack Obama: I Have So Much to Do, I Can't Start Until 2013!
I find it rather fascinating that President Obama pitches his reelection message with “we have so much more to do” with about a year left until Election Day.
So why the wait? Your own White House has adopted the slogan, “...
Wall Street's Favorite Senator Suddenly Loves Occupy Wall Street
Sen. Chuck Schumer, says that America has “tried the theory” that the country can prosper by shrinking government.
When was that, exactly?
Schumer also says that the flat economy will help Democrats in 2012, and that the Democratic Senator with closest ...
Word is out that Rep. Barney Frank will not seek reelection in 2012.
In February, Frank denied retirement rumors. Massachusetts Democrats had faced a bit of a challenge in redistricting, because for a while they had 10 Democrat incumbents and only nine ...
It's a Whole Newt Ballgame in New Hampshire
It’s official: Thanksgiving Weekend launched Gingrich-mania to a whole new level. You might say…. a whole Newt level.
The Only Union Leader Who Will Endorse Newt Is the One in Manchester
Life as the editor of a major paper ...
Some Early, Early, Early Running Mate Thoughts
Over on the home page, I offer a “Part Two” of sorts to last week’s interview with Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, a look at his prospects to be the running mate on the GOP ticket in 2012. The downsides are ...
'Politics Isn't Always Rational.'
“Politics isn’t always rational.” I should get that embroidered on a throw pillow.
The comment comes from this story in the Flint Journal:
FLINT, Michigan — The usually coveted gift of name recognition may not be such a political blessing ...