Posts tagged "Newt Gingrich"

The top ten things to know about Speaker Hastert's fall from grace---due to a cocktail of rumors, innunendo, allegations, politics and facts

As Fox’s Brit Hume said yesterday, “…Were they investigating the crime or were they investigating the former Speaker?” 10.  The U. S. Attorney from the Northern District of Illinois, relative newcomer Zach Fardon, in his second year as U. S. Attorney (but with a decade of federal prosecutor experience split between Nashville and Chicago) reports... Read more »

Why did Mitt Romney lose big in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado. It’s the base, stupid. Can Romney turnaround Romney?

The lesson of last night’s two political caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado, and beauty pageant in Missouri, none of which were binding in terms of delegates, is that although independents are important, they don’t determine outcomes. In reality, it’s the base that does, even  in general elections. The base is why Rick Santorum came away... Read more »

The Jacksonville 5: The Top Five reasons why Gingrich bombed in last night's Presidential Debate

5.  Gingrich forgot Former Bush and Ford Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s famous admonition: “The enemy has a brain.”  Whether your opponent is Al-Qaeda, the Sunni insurgents in Iraq or Mitt Romney, it is pretty stupid not to anticipate changes in your opponent’s strategy, especially if your strategy has been winning. Everybody knew that Romney had... Read more »

Gingrich, in 15, beats Romney in tonight’s dust-up in Jacksonville: Debate skills, brainpower and experience trump wealth and organization

Wanted by Republicans: A candidate who can beat Obama in daily debates   Going into Monday night’s Florida debate, Newt Gingrich was riding a big wave, with his dramatic, huge twelve point win in South Carolina and five million dollar contributions flowing to his super-Pac. Even in the face of the “Open Marriage,” allegations adding... Read more »

Then there were two Republican Presidential Candidates: Good bye Jon Huntsman, Rick Perry, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum-- May their campaigns RIP

Palin, Daniels, Christie and Ryan opted out early in the game Earlier this year, the big Republican names took themselves out of  the running: (1)  Sarah Palin, the former Alaska Governor and 2008 McCain running mate who had more charisma and less gravitas than was good for her, (2) Mitch Daniels, America’s and Indiana’s governor,... Read more »

Five Easy Pieces: Five Republican tickets punched coming out of Iowa

No. 1, Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum [The hardest play of the Five Easy Pieces]. Former two-term U. S. Senator Rick Santorum was the big winner in last night’s Iowa Republican Party Presidential caucus.   He lost the top spot to Mitt Romney by 8 votes, with each candidate garnering 25% of the vote.  Santorum was able... Read more »

Five easy pieces: Five happy winners in last night’s Sioux City Presidential debate.

1.  Mitt Romney Mitt Romney was the big winner last night, almost as big a winner as Jack Nicholson, four decades ago. The former Massachusetts governor and son of the Michigan governor who said he was brainwashed about Vietnam has been running for the Presidency since 2006.  He seems to be hitting his stride. The... Read more »

Laura Washington goes toe to toe w/Berkowitz on Cable and the Web on high tech lynchings, helping minorities and Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Laura Washington [Chicago Sun-Times and ABC-7]: We’re talking thirty-forty years that this has been going on, and this has been happening in every community in the country.  Not just in Chicago.  We’ve had Republican Administrations; we’ve had Democratic Administrations over the last thirty-forty years. [Watch Washington v. Berkowitz  here]. Jeff Berkowitz:  Not in Chicago. Laura... Read more »