How Rand Paul Could Pull a Thad Cochran

By: Wednesday July 9, 2014 10:00 am

The surprise victory of Senator Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) may have provided some of the best evidence for how Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) could gain a big advantage in the 2016 Republican presidential primary.


“But the Other Guys are Crazy” Strategy Sadly Seems to Be Working

By: Monday March 5, 2012 3:30 pm

It seems the Obama campaign so far is mainly banking on a “but the other guys are so much worse” strategy to scare Democrats into wanting to turn out for Mr. Obama. Sadly, it appears the train wreck that is the Republican presidential primary is making that strategy somewhat successful.

GOP Primary Turns into Self Parody: Trump to Moderate a Debate

By: Friday December 2, 2011 12:55 pm

Are we a democracy or are we some poorly written Saturday Night Live sketch parody of a democracy? It is getting harder and harder to tell.

Perry Reminds Us That Debates Can Matter

By: Thursday November 10, 2011 7:05 pm

With some many debates in the Republican primary this year the impact anyone has is often extremely small, but there is always the potential a debate can matter if a single moment from it goes viral. A memorable line or terrible gaffe could end up being the 30 second clip that epitomizes some large dynamic in the race and as a result is aired over and over on on the news and Internet.

Mitt Romney Starting to Win the Electability Argument With Republicans

By: Monday November 7, 2011 8:44 am

A new poll of Republican and GOPd-leaning voters shows Mitt Romney now has a plurality of them seeing Mitt as the candidate most likely to beat Obama. A previous poll showed Rich Perry ahead. But Mitt’s plurality is still not strong.

Timing of Obama’s Speech, Incompetence or Pettiness?

By: Wednesday August 31, 2011 7:14 pm

President Obama has requested a joint session of Congress to address them on the issue of jobs creation. The time he chose for this speech is September 7th at 8 pm, which happens to be the exact same time as the next Republican Presidential primary debate.

Marc Thiessen Laments the Republicans Dovishness At Debate

By: Thursday June 16, 2011 6:35 am

It is always kind of sad when someone who thinks they are a big ass kicker writes a column trying to be tough but coming off whinny. Marc Thiessen’s column in the Washington Post today is a perfect example.

First Victim of Ryancare Litmus Test? Gingrich Lose Top Campaign Staff

By: Thursday June 9, 2011 2:00 pm

It is hard to read the tea leaves sometimes, but when a major Republican crosses his party on Ryancare, then his campaign staff quit, well that is not that tough to read.

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.

In New Campaign Film, Sarah Palin Compares Herself to French Saint

By: Thursday May 26, 2011 11:25 am

The Quitter is causing quite a stir with reports that she’ll be releasing a $1 million-dollar hagiography in Iowa, just in time for the caucuses. And based on early reviews, it appears that at some point, God instructed her to drive the English from Fairbanks.

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