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Republican Primary

Primarying Saxby Chambliss? Not Yet and Not Him.

November 28, 2012

The 2014 election cycle already underway, some conservatives are already setting their sights on incumbents who may be going wobbly in the negotiations over the coming “fiscal cliff.”  The latest target appears to be Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss.  And who is thinking about challenging Saxby?  Well, since everyone in the whole wide world is asking [...]

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Mike’s Endorsement: Rick Santorum

January 3, 2012

Like Ryan and Sal, I am not overly thrilled with this year’s choices for President. My political philosophy is centered around Ronald Reagan’s belief that we are a country with a government, not the other way around.  The American people are good people.  Government must allow them to do what they do without interference.  It [...]

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Politico: Gingrich Used Different Label Twelve Years Ago

November 29, 2011

The gossip website Politico is reporting  that Newt Gingrich once described himself as a Rockefeller Republican in a 1989 interview to the Ripon Society.  Apparently, the Romney campaign Politico sees this 1989 interview as a bombshell due to the fact Gingrich  labeled Mitt Romney as a Rockefeller Republican in 2011. What’s notable about the interview [...]

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Gov. Rick Perry Is In

August 12, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is going to formally throw his hat into the ring on Saturday as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President, making official today what everyone already knew was inevitable.  Perry, although not without his critics, has a fairly solid reputation as a Conservative governor that may just be tolerable enough [...]

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Republican Debate in Ames Tonight. Sadly, Without Thaddeus McCotter.

August 11, 2011

Tonight in Ames, Iowa, eight Republican Presidential candidates will square off in a televised debate on Fox News.  Four years ago, some people expressed concern that there were too many debates, but I disagreed.  Although some individual debates can be pointless, a series of debates is useful because it can provide voters with some useful [...]

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Haley Barbour Not Running for President

April 25, 2011

Mississippi Governor and former RNC Chairman Haley Barbour has announced that he will not run for President in 2012.  According to Barbour, he decided against running because he was not prepared to make the ten-year commitment necessary to do so. Some are suggesting that Barbour’s decision will benefit Mitch Daniels, but I disagree.  Barbour’s strength [...]

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Deval Patrick Praises Mitt Romney on Health Care

February 27, 2011

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick doesn’t agree with every decision his predecessor, Mitt Romney, made when he was Governor.  To be fair, Romney probably doesn’t agree with every decision Romney made either.  Nevertheless, it is newsworthy when two political rivals put partisan differences aside to praise each other, and Patrick did just that on ABC News [...]

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Pence for President?

January 17, 2011

Believe it or not, we’re now at the beginnings of the 2012 Presidential campaign (the first GOP Presidential debate is two months away, which is interesting considering that there are no announced candidates yet.)  Be prepared to be officially sick of it all by May. Several GOP veterans, including a former Reagan deputy counsel and [...]

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Christine O’Donnell Wins Delaware Senate Primary

September 14, 2010

The Republican establishment in Delaware was on the receiving end of a first-class political bitchslap earlier tonight.  Nine-term Congressman, former Governor and RINO extraordinaire Mike Castle lost the Senate Republican primary to the relatively unknown Christine O’Donnell. The conservative side of the blogosphere had debated the race for days along largely predictable lines.  Those backing [...]

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Fixing the GOP Primaries

December 15, 2008

One of the tasks facing the next chairman of the Republican National Committee is the drafting of new rules to govern the primary process for 2012.  Looking at the primaries in 2008, it is apparent that several factors led to John McCain’s victory.  The primary process has been broken for a long time.  It is [...]

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Rudy Giuliani’s Good Strategy

January 30, 2008

Rudy Giuliani made the right decision when he decided to skip Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina to focus on Florida. The fact that his strategy was unsuccessful does not change the fact that the alternative would have been even more difficult to pull off. At this moment, the Republican Party is not a conservative [...]

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