Out in the Open

So Mitt Romney inches ahead.  But has the nomination process hurt him so badly that he cannot win in November? Maybe not. True, we’ve seen stories about his stumbles, such as his cringe-worthy ...

Santorum and ‘Theology’

Amid the controversy over Rick Santorum’s comments over the weekend about Barack Obama’s “theology,” it’s worth noting that political figures from both parties have sometimes referred to their opponents’ belief ...

Some Random Tuesday Thoughts

A few years ago, there was a great deal of commentary that the GOP was becoming the exclusive province of southern evangelicals. And yet all the primary and caucus victories ...

The Starship to Nowhere

It’s not quite fair to accuse Gingrich of pandering to Florida voters by talking about space flight. He has been enthusiastic about the subject for decades. In 1981, he introduced a ...

History Lesson

In the debate, Newt Gingrich said that voluntarily left the speakership as a way of taking responsibility for the party’s losses in 1998.  The contemporaneous record tells a different story.  On election ...

A Vote Against the Media

This past week, Juan Williams, John King, and Brian Ross gave Newt Gingrich a great opportunity. Voting for him was a way to tell the media to go to hell ...

Perry’s Campaign

As the long-serving and successful governor of a big state, Rick Perry should have been a contender. One of his problems was that he failed to think long and hard ...

Is a Second Language a Liability?

  During his campaign speeches, Jon Huntsman would often say a few sentences in Mandarin Chinese. This display did not go over well with audiences, which led some commentators to suggest ...

The Debates

The weekend debates probably didn’t have much impact. The main reason is that there have been so many other debates. By this point, all the candidates have their talking points ...

Debate Prep

One way to have fun during the weekend debates is to check out a list of Newt Gingrich’s favorite words and phrases – suitable for Bingo or non-alcoholic drinking games. You can turbo-charge ...