Is James Dobson Repenting for His 2007 Interview With Newt Gingrich?

By: Friday January 20, 2012 11:55 am

James Dobson’s slam on Newt Gingrich at the recent behind-closed-doors meeting of evangelical Christian leaders grabbed a lot of attention in the press, but no one seems to remember that these two have a past. In 2007, Gingrich went on Dobson’s radio program to confess his history of marital infidelity, and received the blessing of numerous TheoCon leaders for doing so.

Now, though, Dobson appears to have led the charge against Gingrich in that meeting of religious conservatives. Is Dobson repenting for having given Gingrich a platform to try to rebuild in image back in 2007?


Mike Huckabee’s Attack on Unbelievably Un-American Economic Terrorists

By: Monday September 26, 2011 1:35 pm

Mike Huckabee thinks groups that urge boycotts of companies that fund anti-LGBT organizations are engaged in un-American economic terrorism. By that definition there are lots of economic terrorists out there . . . on the right.

Mitt Sitting Pretty: Romney Leads Latest Poll of GOP Field

By: Thursday May 26, 2011 4:03 pm

The news for Mitt Romney has been pretty good lately; he leads the Republican presidential field in the the latest Gallup poll of the race.

No Huckabee in 2012 a Good Sign for Obama

By: Monday May 16, 2011 12:30 pm

The decision by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee not to seek the Republican nomination is a good sign for President Obama’s re-election prospects, and not simply because it removes one proven politician from the field.

Late Night: Mike Huckabee’s Alternative Path to Winning the Future

By: Friday May 13, 2011 8:00 pm

If Orwell hadn’t been writing so early in the age of television, he undoubtedly would have foreseen something like this. In the meantime, if Rupert Murdoch ever sets up a Fox children’s cartoon network (he hasn’t already, has he?), he’ll have some core programming ready to go.

Bin Laden Death Should Have Only Modest Influence on 2012 Election

By: Monday May 2, 2011 12:25 pm

When the news broke last night that Osama bin Laden had been killed in an American special forces raid, some of the instant reaction on twitter and elsewhere was that President Obama just won his 2012 reelection contest. While we are almost assured to see a spike in Obama’s job approval numbers, the actual direct affect of this one event on an election a full 18 months from now should be modest.

Read This and You Will Become Smart and Go to Heaven

By: Sunday April 17, 2011 9:30 am

Political autobiographies and memoirs have become just another item on the campaign must-do list, like direct mail, kissing babies and rubber chicken dinners with suckers-who-would-be-donors. The lives they depict are, of course, highly redacted. So even if there was something about a bear in the past it’s unlikely to make it into an American politician’s book.

Some Republicans Know When to Say When on the Budget

By: Friday April 8, 2011 4:12 pm

Republicans look terrified to actually go through with the shutdown given the focus on women’s health and choice. The question then becomes: who’s forcing the issue?

Gallup: Huckabee With Small Lead in Crowded Field

By: Saturday March 26, 2011 7:00 pm

Mike Huckabee leads among the 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls, but his share of the vote is only 19 percent, according to a new comprehensive Gallup poll of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. From Gallup:

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