Tag: GOP presidential primary

Operation Chaos: Should Illinois Democrats cross lines and vote for Rick Santorum?

Operation Chaos: Should Illinois Democrats cross lines and vote for Rick Santorum?
I am a reluctant Democrat. Hell, I’m even a little embarrassed to call myself a Democrat. I’m not a fan of budgets increasing that should be decreasing. I am not a fan of coddling labor unions. I am not anti-union, but it seems like most unions are anti-hard work and I am certainly against that.... Read more »

Rick Santorum’s rise means the GOP must fight– and lose– the culture war

Rick Santorum’s rise means the GOP must fight– and lose– the culture war
Is the rise of Rick Santorum more proof the Republican party is a bit out of touch? Real Clear Politics’ tracking of the GOP race for the nomination show Rick Santorum out to a clear lead in nationwide polling. The RCP average shows Santorum up 33.8% to 28.0% over Mitt Romney with Gingrich and Paul... Read more »

Can Rick Santorum take advantage of his big night in the GOP primaries?

Can Rick Santorum take advantage of his big night in the GOP primaries?
What the (insert four letter word here)? I really didn’t expect this. Rick Santorum easily won two states on Tuesday night and won Colorado by five points. Santorum wins handily 45%- 27% over Ron Paul in Minnesota, with Mitt Romney at 17% and Newt Gingrich at 11% (with 89% reporting). In Missouri, Santorum won by... Read more »
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Quick Hits: February 1, 2012

Quick Hits: February 1, 2012
–Newt Gingrich doesn’t congratulate Mitt Romney after getting beat in Florida. Newt is like school on Saturday…. no class.   –If Newt Gingrich can take credit for 4.2% unemployment in the 1990s, is the 9.0% unemployment rate John Boehner’s fault?   –Newt pledged his “life, fortune and sacred honor”for the fourth time last night.  ... Read more »

Newt Gingrich's SC win reshapes the primary, but does he have the character to win the Republican nomination?

Newt Gingrich's SC win reshapes the primary, but does he have the character to win the Republican nomination?
The GOP is not going to nominate a thrice married adulterer. It’s just not going to happen. I don’t care how conservative he is. Maybe its because I’m a product of Illinois, where the Illinois GOP makes a candidate withdraw from senate races because he and his wife went to sex clubs. But the race... Read more »

Mitt Romney or Bust: The mess that is the Republican presidential primary field

Mitt Romney or Bust: The mess that is the Republican presidential primary field
One year out. In about 51 weeks, there will be another presidential election. And the country will be forced to make a decision. As of November 2011, the good thing about that decision is we don’t know who the GOP will select to run against President Obama. The bad thing is that one of the many buffoons... Read more »
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Is Donald Trump's embrace of "Birthers" a stroke of genius or will it lead to his downfall?

Is Donald Trump's embrace of "Birthers" a stroke of genius or will it lead to his downfall?
If you ask the architect, Karl Rove, Donald Trump is an inconsequential candidate. However, a recent poll came out with Trump leading all Republican candidates by a sizable margin. According to a survey released by Public Policy Polling Friday, Trump leads all candidates with the support of 26% of those surveyed. After Trump, Huckabee had... Read more »

Is Michele Bachmann the new Sarah Palin?

Is Michele Bachmann the new Sarah Palin?
Polls taken in April 2011 do not mean much in terms of the 2012 presidential election. One interesting early takeaway from an April 2011 poll, however, is that Sarah Palin’s poll numbers continue to drop among people who say they will vote in the Republican primary. The latest NBC News /Wall Street Journal poll of... Read more »