Needed: Conservative Leaders in for the Long Haul
Sarah Palin chose to resign as governor of Alaska in 2009, and then declined to pursue a 2012 presidential bid.
After the 2012 election, Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina stepped down as senator to head up the Heritage Foundation.
In Florida, Allen …
Mark Block’s Smoking Ad, 2.0?
Mark Block, Herman Cain’s former campaign manager and trusted aide, tells me there will be a sequel to his famous “smoking” ad.
“If the last one was a four, this one will be a nine . . . point nine nine,” he …
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, …
In Campaign Merchandise, Cain Slipping Fast, Newt Rising Slowly
According to the folks at CafePress, Herman Cain’s momentum is falling pretty quickly . . . and Newt Gingrich is picking up some steam, albeit much slower than Cain is losing his share of the candidate-paraphernalia market.
CafePress is a website where …
Hilton Hotels: We Will Not Release Any Information on Cain Stays or Upgrades
The Allegations Against Herman Cain Take a Specific Twist
On Friday afternoon, I wrote that without details from his accusers, Herman Cain must be deemed “innocent,” or at least that charges that are both anonymous and unspecified cannot be considered significant enough to derail a presidential campaign. The American …
Cain, Obama, and the Economy: How Narratives Get Crafted
Another terrific example of how an exceptionally modest bit of improvement in economic data is used to justify a preferred media narrative, from Reuters:
There have also been signs that the U.S. economic recovery, expected to be the most …
New TV Ad for Cain: ‘A High-Tech Lynching’
A pugnacious new ad from the Cain team:
The ad explicitly compares Cain and his recent controversy to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
I am told the plan is to get on TV in Iowa next week with it and …
Controversy Punishes Cain All the Way to Frontrunner Status
Herman Cain leads nationally . . .
Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain leads the Republican presidential primary field with 30 percent, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 23 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 10 percent and Texas Gov. Rick Perry …
Will There Ever Be a Consensus ‘Not-Mitt’ Candidate?
From the midweek Morning Jolt . . .
The Only Thing That Stopped the Pawlenty Momentum Was Tim Pawlenty
Poor Tim Pawlenty. Pawlenty-mania kicks in, roughly two months after he leaves the race.
First, from Jonah: “Looking back on the events of 2011, …
The Early Outlines of Georgia’s 2014 Senate Race
According to Viral Read, Representative Paul Broun is in for Georgia’s 2014 Senate race.
Tonight was a night of surprises for anyone who attended the Georgia C.H.A.R.G.E. (Citizens Helping America Restore Government Ethics) meeting in …
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 …
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 …
War-Gaming the GOP Early Contests, Six Weeks Out
I join my NR colleagues on the cruise tomorrow, but for the week, a thought or two, war-gaming out the upcoming GOP primaries . . .
It is mid-November. Iowa Republicans vote in their caucus on January 3, roughly six weeks away.
The Unasked Questions at Herman Cain’s Press Conference
Herman Cain has completed his press conference… which could have used questions like, “Did you rent or upgrade a hotel suite during the time period in question? If you did, why did you rent a luxury suite in a hotel …
With No Specifics to the Accusations, Herman Cain Wins This Fight
Joel Bennett, the lawyer for one of the former employees of the National Restaurant Association who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, spoke to Wolf Blitzer live on CNN moments ago.
Bennett said that in his legal opinion, what occurred …
Sanford Revised Her Pro-Cain Column, but Only Slightly
Chris Haire, managing editor of the Charleston (South Carolina) City Paper, writes in to share the news that Jenny Sanford, former wife of the former governor of the Palmetto State and a figure who knows about media frenzies over allegations …
Herman Cain Defended by a Familiar Name in South Carolina
I’ll take “Unexpected Defenders of Herman Cain” for 500, Alex:
Let’s not forget the media. Over-focused as they are on the small, the controversial and the sensational, they will focus on the arrows being thrown at candidates and …
Quinnipiac Poll Sees Boost for Obama Nationally
In other polling news, Quinnipiac finds Obama rising, Cain rising, and Romney losing some ground:
President Barack Obama’s job approval rating is up, from a negative 41 – 55 percent October 5, to a split today with 47 percent approving and 49 percent …
We Never Really Know a Public Figure
In the first Morning Jolt of November 2011 . . .
Well, Herman Cain’s Name ID Issues Are a Thing of the Past
Do you know Herman Cain?
I don’t. I doubt you do, either. Even if you know him …