Trump, Bill, Rodney, Et Al.
Among the journalistic offerings yesterday was this: “Does Donald Trump cheat at golf? A Washington Post investigation.” I was reminded of one of my favorite pieces of journalism of the entire 1990s: Byron York’s investigation for The American Spectator …
Gingrich: Obama/Holder Racial Divide a ‘Tragic Failure of Leadership’
Former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich called the country’s growing racial divide under President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder a “tragic failure of leadership.”
“There’s a dual requirement here,” CNN personality Gingrich said in an appearance on CBS’s …
The Pre-Debate Spin: Our Guy Stinks, The Other Guy Rocks!
The first Morning Jolt of the week examines CNN’s decision to use a slain ambassador’s diary as a news source, why the president does so many pop culture interviews, and then this bit of pre-debate expectation-setting:
The Pre-Debate …
Mitt the Winner, Newt the Whiner
Tonight, Newt Gingrich issued a statement reacting to the results of the Illinois primary:
“To defeat Barack Obama, Republicans can’t nominate a candidate who relies on outspending his opponents 7-1. Instead, we need a nominee who offers …
A Pair of Grit-ty Wins for Santorum in the South
The Jolt looks at what’s behind Obama’s slide in the polls, a candidate’s complaint that Fox News is in the tank for one of his rivals, and of course, primary night:
The Deep-Fried Primary Night
I think …
Mitt’s Got Trouble. Right Here in River City.
From the . . . Super Wednesday edition of the Morning Jolt:
A Super Tuesday Stupor?
It didn’t take much — just my vote! — to jinx Mitt Romney.
This was not such a super Tuesday for Romney. Sure, he won …
53% of Self-Identified Democrats Voted for Santorum
CBS News’ Exit Poll finds that 9 percent of respondents identified themselves as Democrats. Among that group, 3 percent voted for New Gingrich, 17 percent each for Ron Paul and Mitt Romney, and 53 percent for Rick Santorum.
So did the pro-Santorum robocalls, hitting …
Too Many Cliffhangers in the Debate Show’s Season Finale
The Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt features Chris Christie on a tear, the great Mark Edward Taylor, author of Branding Obamessiah and National Review cruiser, analyzing the “monster lighting” on Rick Santorum at a recent event, and, of course, …
Santorum, Gingrich, Obama Face Petition Challenges in Indiana
Before the filing deadline, I talked to the Indiana Secretary of State’s office, and they indicated that there were no indications that any of the major-party candidates having trouble qualifying for the primary ballot. That assessment was anecdotal and …
Why Is Newt’s Biggest Donor So Opposed to Santorum?
A fascinating detail in this Wall Street Journal article on billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson. The billionare has provided a large chunk of the financial fuel for Newt Gingrich’s campaign — particularly the pro-Newt super PAC — and is …
Newt, on What Republicans Can Learn from the Tories
Former House speaker and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich had advice for Republican candidates on Sunday’s Face the Nation:
The number one thing that Cameron did was emphasize working Britons. I’ll give you an example that’ll probably …
Gingrich: Mozilla Case a ‘Blatant Example of the New Fascism’
On this morning’s edition of This Week, Newt Gingrich suggested that the hounding of Mozilla’s CEO, Brendan Eich, was “just the most open, blatant example of the new fascism”; the attitude being that if you don’t agree with us 100 percent, …
Newt Gingrich, Not Used to Supporting Roles
Yesterday, I went to a Romney campaign event in northern Virginia featuring his former primary rival, Newt Gingrich. The former Speaker is clearly trying hard, but he’s still getting the hang of this supportive surrogate thing.
Enough Complaining, Candidates and Advisers!
On almost any given day in a presidential campaign, you can count on some surrogate for a candidate saying something problematic for the candidate.
One of the milder ones today:
Mr. Santorum’s campaign rejected Mr. Gingrich’s …
Gingrich-Perry: A Winning Ticket? Or Inspired Buddy Cop Movie?
The first Morning Jolt of the week looks at the delegate count, a former Florida congressman who’s a menace on the roads of his home state, and then this intriguing rumor breaking late Sunday:
Newt-Perry 2012: One Won’t …
Gingrich’s Dry Spell Comes to an End!
The polls have closed in Georgia, and Newt Gingrich is the projected winner.
The victory ends a bit of a dry spell for the former speaker. Since winning South Carolina January 21, Newt has placed second in Florida with 31.9 percent and …
Romney: The Weakest Candidate, Except for All the Others
In the first Morning Jolt of the week, a look at John Hinckley Jr.’s desire to be seen as more than just a would-be assassin; a zany, but supremely unlikely choice for the Republican presidential candidate in 2012, and then …
Santorum, the National Frontrunner With 3 Delegates
A reminder of the official delegate count, as seen by the RNC: Mitt Romney 73, Newt Gingrich 29, Ron Paul 8, Perceived Frontrunner Rick Santorum 3, Jon Huntsman 2.
Some of the caucuses so far have begun the process of selecting delegates to the national …
MIRS Michigan Poll: Romney Back on Top?
A fan of Mitt sends along the results of the subscription-only MIRS/Mitchell Research Poll, which puts Mitt Romney at 32 percent, Rick Santorum at 30 percent, Newt Gingrich at 9 percent, and Ron Paul at 7 percent. The pollster notes that 22 percent remain …
I’m scheduled to be on MSNBC this morning, around 10 a.m., talking about the bosses’ editorial declaring
“It is not clear whether Gingrich remains in the race because he still believes he could become president next …