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Why Mitt Romney Will Win

I don’t know about you, but my head is spinning with all the theories out there about who will win this presidential election and why. I’m as guilty of promulgating them as anyone. Ask any political consultant for a prediction on a race — on anything really — and we’ll take you on a trip […]

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Open Season on Womney

Get your bow; get your arrows: It’s open season on Mitt Romney. Much of the news media isn’t even pretending anymore. With 49 days to go before the election, we are witnessing an old-fashioned game of kill-the-carrier, with a football sewn into Romney’s jersey. The Republican candidate cannot come to his feet before being hit, again and again. […]

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Don’t Go Wobbly, GOP

Gene Wilder delivers a memorable line in the 1971 classic “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” that captures the state of American politics at this very moment in time. Portly Augustus Gloop becomes lodged in the main chocolate artery of Wonka’s plant. A seemingly irresistible force of liquid chocolate builds in the pipe behind him. Something has to […]

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Newt Gingrich, Non-Candidate

Newt Gingrich is no longer a candidate for President. He should be treated as such.  The bombastic long-ago congressman is no longer running with any hope of winning the Republican nomination — he cannot mathematically do it —  he is running to try to stay relevant as a public figure and to do damage to Mitt […]

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Please Make this Man Our Next Vice President

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Obama Oils the Skids

If there was any question about which direction President Obama’s polling shows him going — forget his recent blip among women in national surveys — his campaign’s “Big Oil” attack ad launched today against Mitt Romney answers any doubters.  Mr. Obama knows he is about to take a shellacking from rising gas prices, which promise to get […]

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Can Rick Santorum Put it Together?

The growing question is not how does one stop Mitt Romney’s inexorable march to the Republican nomination, but how does one stop Rick Santorum — if he can put it together. The former Pennsylvania senator looked like a winner to me on stage last night in Louisiana, not because he had just won the Alabama and Mississippi […]

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Quote of the Day, Mike Huckabee

  “…if the trend continues over the weekend that we’ve started to see with Romney, sort of, bringing people together as people are saying, ‘Okay, look, if he’s going to win, let’s go ahead and get behind him.’ That’s what I think is starting to happen.” — Mike Huckabee on Mitt Romney

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Election’s Over? Poppycock!

It’s incredible how quickly we jump to conclusions in politics.  I do it all the time, and then prove myself an ass. Just read some back entries of this blog and that will be made clear. The latest meme is that the 2012 election is but a foregone conclusion — that an admittedly strange Republican […]

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Making Sausage, GOP Style

Eye rolls are in vogue these days when talking about the GOP presidential primary. “Boy, how the Republicans are blowing this” is the narrative. “They’re handing the election to President Obama.” I’m not so sure about that, for a few reasons. An interesting statistic popped in a poll Wednesday, showing that Mitt Romney’s popularity among […]

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