Santorum Suspends Presidential Campaign

By: Tuesday April 10, 2012 11:35 am

Rick Santorum is suspending his campaign in a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania today. CNN first reported that he would suspend the campaign. The move assures the already-evident reality that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee for President in 2012. Santorum said that the Good Friday hospitalization of his daughter Bella brought things into perspective, [...]

Romney on Higher Education: Shop Around

By: Tuesday March 6, 2012 10:25 am

It’s Super Tuesday, where we will perhaps see the final coronation of Mitt Romney as the nominee of the Republican Party for President. A win for Romney in states like Ohio and Tennessee should put the race out of reach, even if it doesn’t immediately lead to the other candidates dropping out. And I would [...]

Romney Admits that Spending Cuts Hurt Growth, Wants to Pair Them With Tax Cuts

By: Wednesday February 22, 2012 10:26 am

For all the stiffness and the flip-flopping, what has really gotten Mitt Romney into trouble with the Republican primary electorate is when he says something that shades too close to the truth. We saw another example of that yesterday, when Romney committed the sin of explaining how austerity works in a recession: Mitt Romney said [...]

Romney’s Auto Rescue Double-Down: Favoring Banks Over Health Care

By: Tuesday February 14, 2012 8:17 am

Mitt Romney, struggling to regain the lead from Rick Santorum in national polls and facing a serious deficit in the key primary state of Michigan, has doubled down on his position against the auto industry rescue, arguing that the industry should have gone through a “managed bankruptcy,” mainly to squeeze out the United Auto Workers: [...]

Old News: Money Still Matters in Politics

By: Monday January 30, 2012 11:00 am

It appears that Mitt Romney will win the Florida primary going away, as polls show a double-digit lead or more. Newt Gingrich has downplayed the loss already and vows to take the fight to Super Tuesday and all the way to the convention if necessary. Gingrich’s problem is that there aren’t 10 Sheldon Adelsons willing [...]

Gingrich Decides the Real Victim is Gingrich

By: Friday January 20, 2012 7:34 am

Newt Gingrich’s symphony of resentment at the media last night for daring to bring up the question of his marital infidelity was utterly predictable. And yet, mostly because of CNN debate moderator John King’s inability to follow up in any way, it was wildly successful at neutralizing the issue, and will propel Gingrich to victory [...]

PIPA Dead in its Current Form UPDATE: Postponed

By: Friday January 20, 2012 6:23 am

PIPA will not survive next week. The latest whip count from Open Congress shows 45 Senators now opposed to the legislation, with 41 of those on the record in the media. That would be enough to stop the bill on the floor. Moreover, Mitch McConnell has asked Harry Reid to postpone the legislation, a pretty [...]

Conservative “Redemption” Story a Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card for Overmoralizing Philanderers

By: Thursday January 19, 2012 12:16 pm

The story from Evan McMorris-Santoro here, about conservatives turning up their nose and saying “Meh” to the upcoming Marianne Gingrich revelations, even the open marriage stuff, is completely anecdotal. But it fits with a general story about redemption that conservative Christians often tell themselves to allow for a candidate who fails them morally but still [...]

Perry to Drop Out, Endorse Gingrich

By: Thursday January 19, 2012 7:35 am

Rick Perry must have flipped through the schedule, saw another debate on the agenda for tonight, and just said “I can’t deal with talking in public again, let’s end this!” And so closes one of the most disastrous Presidential runs in modern history, up there with Phil Gramm, Rudy Giuliani and John Connally. Texas Gov. [...]

Huntsman Closes Campaign, Closes Romney Attack Videos and Websites

By: Monday January 16, 2012 8:15 am

At this hour, Jon Huntsman is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, disrupting any Martin Luther King Day festivities that may be in the area by announcing his exit from the race for the Republican nomination for President. Before leaving, Huntsman’s team accomplished their most clever action of the entire campaign, hiding all of their attack [...]

Colbert SuperPAC Goes on the Air in South Carolina

By: Friday January 13, 2012 10:19 am

The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive Last night, Stephen Colbert became the conservative savior the GOP has been looking for over the past year, when he announced that “I am forming an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for my possible candidacy for president of the United [...]

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