Category: Rick Perry

All Presidential Petition Challenges in Illinois Over

-By Warner Todd Huston Earlier today I was contacted by the Santorum campaign in Illinois and they let me know that a truce was in the works to put an end to the petition challenges for all of the presidential petitions. Now, it looks like Romney’s petition challenges are withdrawn. According to Cal Skinner, Santorum... Read more »

The Most Superficial Political Analysis Ever: The Candidates Ranked by Their T-Shirt Designs

-By Warner Todd Huston For months, now, we have all been involved up to our ears in policy debates, discussions of the candidate’s records, and general mud slinging in this Republican primary season. There’s more to come, too. So, let’s take time out to be completely shallow, shall we? Let’s judge the six remaining candidates... Read more »

Santorum/Romney/Paul: So What Did Iowa Prove?

-By Warner Todd Huston The 2012 Iowa Caucuses are now over and in a nail biting ending the two highest vote getters were separated by only eight votes. So, what did this caucus prove? It proved that organization matters, personal contact matters, and finally big money spent on TV might not matter as much. The... Read more »

Yes Virginia The Internet Does NOT Replace Old Fashioned Politics

-By Warner Todd Huston When Howard Dean became a surprise front runner in the Democrat primary of 2004 doing so on the basis of a strong Internet-based campaign effort, tongues began to wag that the Internet might replace old fashioned retail politics. This time ’round Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich served to get people to... Read more »

Romney, Newt, Bachtorum, Ron Puntsman: Who Cares?

-By Warner Todd Huston Like nearly every conservative in America today I am unimpressed by the current crop of GOP nominees for president and feel they all have major flaws — especially the two frontrunners Newt and Romney, both of whom have major deficits as far as staunch conservatives are concerned. But at this point... Read more »

Three More GOP Hopefuls Calling for Holder's Resignation Over Fast and Furious

-By Warner Todd Huston Last week I noted that not too many of the candidates for the GOP nomination for President had said much about Obama’s murderous Operation Fast and Furious. But since then we’ve gotten two more than Just Bachmann to call for Holder’s resignation. As I mentioned a few days ago, Michelle Bachmann... Read more »

Crossing Out Rick Perry's Illinois Dreams

-By Warner Todd Huston What is it they always say about politics? It ain’t beanbag? Well, Texas Governor Rick Perry just learned that the decades old saying isn’t just hot air in Illinois. And who was it that the Texan learned this harsh lesson from? No less than Illinois House Leader Tom Cross. A few... Read more »

ENOUGH of GOP 'Debates' Where Mediots Show Us How Tough They Are

-By Warner Todd Huston In the upcoming Republican primary I am not voting for Brian Williams, Brett Baier, Scott Pelly, Wolf Blitzer or any other member of the Old Media. I am trying to figure out which Republican nominee for president I might want to support. So why has every so-called debate featured mediots trying... Read more »

Join the First Illinois Presidential Straw Poll

From the Illinois GOP… Vote in-Person Nov. 5 or Online Starting October 29 $5 Minimum Contribution to the Illinois Republican Party Next Saturday, you will have the opportunity to make history. Open to All Illinois Voters – Make Your Voice Heard One Year Before Election Day Other states have straw polls but no one has... Read more »

Media Tries to Make Rick Perry a Birther

-By Warner Todd Huston The left-wing media’s newest attack on Rick Perry is an attempt to make him into a “birther” — one of those folks that think Barack Obama is not a natural born American, a requirement to become our president. This new attack, though, is almost Clintonian in its careful avoidance of the... Read more »