Santorum Gaining in New Hampshire but Romney Still Dominates

By: Friday January 6, 2012 9:20 am

Now that we have the first set of entirely post-Iowa polling numbers in New Hampshire we can see that Rick Santorum’s extremely close second place finish in the caucuses gave him a big bump in support.


Huntsman Attacks Romney, Opponents on Financial Regulation, Bank Size

By: Wednesday January 4, 2012 5:27 pm

Jon Huntsman has always been able to get some media love, and it’s interesting how he’s using it in his last-ditch attempt to salvage his Presidential campaign. He’s going after Mitt Romney for being a servant to big banks and saying the TBTF banks need to be “right sized.”

Looks Like Bachmann, Perry Out After Iowa

By: Wednesday January 4, 2012 9:15 am

To the extent Santorum can make this a race, he’s helped by winnowing the field. Michele Bachmann cancelled planned events in South Carolina and will hold a press conference back in Iowa this morning. Similarly, Rick Perry, in his campaign concession speech, said he would go back to Texas and “reassess” the results.

Romney Still Holds Big Lead in New Hampshire

By: Thursday December 15, 2011 10:10 am

While multiple recent polls have found Newt Gingrich leading in dozens of states, Mitt Romney has managed to retain his big lead in New Hampshire.

Late Night FDL: The Day of Savage Web Ads Attacking Republican Front-Runners

By: Thursday December 1, 2011 8:00 pm

Today was the day that challengers in the Republican Presidential primary took out their heavy machinery on the front-runners. In two pretty devastating Web ads, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are filleted, cut down by their own past public statements.

Mitt Romney May Simply End up the Last Man Standing

By: Wednesday October 12, 2011 1:00 pm

Call it incredible luck, call it determination, call it political skill or call it a sign of the poor state of the modern Republican party. Whatever the cause or set of causes, Mitt Romney has managed to end up basically the last legitimate Republican nominee standing.

Romney Scores Chris Christie’s Endorsement

By: Tuesday October 11, 2011 2:35 pm

Mitt Romney will be receiving the endorsement of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie before tonight’s Republican debate according to The Hill. The main import is not so much on Romney’s front-runner status as what no getting such an endorsement means for other candidates.

Former Ron Paul Campaign Manager Died from Lack of Health Insurance

By: Wednesday September 14, 2011 12:30 pm

The group Protect Your Care has put together a mini-site based on the incident in the Republican debate on Monday, where tea party attendees cheered the prospect of allowing an uninsured man to die. The candidate being questioned during that exchange was Ron Paul. It turns out that he has a particular experience with the hypothetical question asked to him by Wolf Blitzer. In fact, his campaign manager from 2008 died from a lack of insurance.

Late Night FDL: Fred Karger, Composer and Fred Karger, Candidate

By: Tuesday September 6, 2011 8:00 pm

My stepfather, Fred Karger was a film composer and musical supervisor at Columbia, MGM, for Elvis Presley’s goofball oeuvres (Harum Scarum, Kissin’ Cousins, Frankie and Johnny, etc.) and later for a series of campy independent films like Riot on Sunset Strip. He’s best known for the theme songs he wrote: From Here to Eternity, Magnificent Obsession, Gidget, Gidget Goes Hawaiian, and for his love life: He dated Marilyn Monroe for a number of years and was married twice to Jane Wyman. And once to my mom. Fred, who died in 1979, was super cool and a great stepfather. Every day I give thanks for having him in my life, for all the amazing people I met through him, and for showing me you can live life by following your creative dreams.

So when the name Fred Karger first popped up in my inbox during the Proposition 8 campaign, I did a huge double take, it’s a pretty unusual name.

The Rules

By: Friday August 19, 2011 1:15 am

You cannot let rationality or truth seep into the Republican Party.

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