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Crimea Secedes, Russia Succeeds, Ukraine Pleads, America Won’t Lead

March 18, 2014

The last week or so has seen an acceleration of events between Russia, Crimea, and Ukraine which seemingly could spiral anywhere. Russian-occupied Crimea voted the other day to secede — I’m not sure how “legal” the vote was until one thinks, of course, that there is no such thing as international law, just international norms [...]

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Ron Paul Says Goodbye

November 15, 2012

Texas Congressman Ron Paul is retiring from the House.  Yesterday he gave what amounted to a farewell address in Congress.  Here’s a video of the full speech. I admire Ron Paul’s fidelity to the Constitution and respect the preponderance of his voting record.  His limited government, libertarian philosophy is often so consistent, for instance, that [...]

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The Establishment Strikes Back at the RNC

August 28, 2012

The ostensible first day of the RNC isn’t going so well thus far. Earlier today, Texas Congressman Ron Paul made an appearance on the floor.  Shouts of praise for Paul and laments about rule changes filled the air.  Then, Maine’s Paul delegation was refused seating and all hell broke loose!  Chaos enveloped the floor as [...]

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Who’s In and Out at the Republican National Convention

August 14, 2012

Some new speakers have been named to the list of those speaking at the Republican National Convention in two weeks. Notable ins:  Chris Christie, who will  be giving the keynote address, and Marco Rubio, who will be introducing Mitt Romney on the final night.  Christie and Rubio are GOP superstars who undoubtedly will do a [...]

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Romney Clinches the GOP Nomination

May 30, 2012

Making it official, Mitt Romney crossed the 1,144 delegate threshold last night with his win of at least 88 delegates in Texas, ostensibly becoming the GOP nominee to battle Obama in the Fall.  Apparently, this is the latest a Republican shored up the nomination since conventions mattered, yet still about a week sooner than Obama [...]

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Ron Paul Essentially Calls It Quits

May 14, 2012

Texas Congressman Ron Paul announced today in an email that he will not be spending money in states where primaries have not yet been held.  Essentially, if he’s stopped campaigning, it’s pretty much over.  By not officially “suspending” his campaign, Ron Paul gets to potentially amass more delegates and possibly make some noise at the [...]

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Romney Ready for the Nomination

April 25, 2012

Last night was a big one.  With only low-polling Newt and Ron Paul to combat Romney for the Republican nomination, Romney swept five Northeastern states last night:  New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Delaware.  Afterwards, Romney gave a speech in New Hampshire that I think was his best to date: This morning word came [...]

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Romney Resignation

March 7, 2012

“Super Tuesday” has come and gone.  This morning, after seeing that Romney won Ohio, I could finally articulate what that sinking feeling I’ve been having for a few weeks was:  “Romney resignation.”  In other words, I have come to unconsciously accept that barring an act of God the inescapable reality of the 2012 GOP race [...]

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Now It’s Romney Targeting the “1%”

February 22, 2012

I have been resigned the last month or so that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee.  Here’s a scenario:  if Romney does well in Arizona and outright wins Michigan, no one will be able to compete with him on Super Tuesday.  As a result, money for Rick and Newt will begin to dry-up, while [...]

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Newt Sips Some Tea under the Old Palmetto Tree

January 22, 2012

Though statistically tied about a week ago, the battle for South Carolina shifted dramatically in favor of Newt Gingrich when the votes were finally counted.  Last night’s primary yielded a 40-28% Gingrich victory (thus far) over Mitt Romney.  Rick Santorum came in third place with 17%, with Ron Paul bringing up the rear with 13%. [...]

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Rick Perry Heading Back to Texas

January 19, 2012

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today that he’s dropping out of the GOP race for President, admitting there’s no “viable path” to the nomination.  He then endorsed Newt Gingrich (who happens to be right on the food stamp thing). I happen to agree with Perry’s decision and his campaign assessment.  He peaked last Fall when [...]

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Virginia’s GOP Ballot is Kind of Short

January 13, 2012

As in:  Mitt Romney or Ron Paul only! As of this moment a district judge has ruled that Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman failed to complete the paperwork in time and therefore cannot appear on the ballot when votes are taken on March 6.  Obviously, the remaining candidates are not pleased [...]

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Mitt Romney Wins Iowa Caucuses; Santorum Now Relevant

January 4, 2012

The first part isn’t as bad it sounds, but it was still a good night for Mitt Romney.  It always is when you win a caucus or a primary, especially if it is the first one.  That said, the vote was remarkably close, with Romney edging out my candidate, Rick Santorum, by just 8 votes [...]

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Sal’s Endorsement: Rick Santorum

January 3, 2012

Like Ryan, I am less than thrilled with the 2012 GOP Presidential field.  Four years ago to this very day I endorsed Mitt Romney for President – reluctantly so.  Today, I am as unsure about my choice as I was four years ago.  Throughout this whole campaign, I, along with the rest of the GOP [...]

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Ryan’s Endorsement: Newt Gingrich

December 30, 2011

As a long-time conservative recently inspired and motivated by the Tea Party over the past few years, I do not love any of the candidates who have emerged to potentially challenge Barack Obama in next year’s election.  They do not seem to understand the gravity of the problems we face — any endorsement I make [...]

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T-Paw Declawed and Drops Out

August 14, 2011

Tim Pawlenty’s campaign was devastated after finishing third in the Iowa Straw Poll yesterday and decided to make it official this morning that he will end his bid for the 2012 Republican nomination for President. Being bested by local nemesis and crowd favorite Michelle Bachmann as well as the zany Ron Paul (whose zealous supporters [...]

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Axis of Right Radio, Show #12, June 13, 2011

June 15, 2011

Episode #12 of Axis of Right Radio is now available.  In this episode, Axis of Right takes a look at the GOP Presidential field for 2012.  Who do we like, who do we not trust?  Plus, a discussion on Weiner — Anthony Weiner, that is.  It’s a thought-provoking hour of Politics with Axis of Right [...]

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CNN’s GOP Debate

June 14, 2011

Last night, St. Anselm College in New Hampshire hosted the latest GOP debate run by CNN. As you’d expect, CNN was the story:  they unsuccessfully kept trying to get the Republicans to beat on each other;  moderator John King kept making awkward noises through 90% of the answers;  many of the questions had liberal presuppositions;  [...]

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Dump Ron Paul, Already

February 24, 2010

I realize that I am basically inviting trolls with this, but here it goes.  The GOP and the Conservative movement need to dump Ron Paul.  Yes, he has enthusiastic and well-organized supporters.  Yes, in some ways he espouses the principles of our founding in ways that other elected leaders are afraid to, and he’s very [...]

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Ron Paul is Not the Ideal Tea Party Candidate

February 9, 2010

Allahpundit is shocked — shocked — that Tea Party activists are going after Ron Paul by putting up primary challengers.  He sees Paul as a small-government libertarian that should fit right into the Tea Party movement.  In fact, Paul looks at himself as the founder of the movement (incorrectly so).  While Paul may appeal to [...]

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Ron Paul is Right on the Federal Reserve

June 30, 2009

Ron Paul has been pushing for transparency at the Federal Reserve for 26 years.  Suddenly, that proposal is getting more attention nowadays.  His bill simply asks for a full-fledged audit of the Federal Reserve – we want to know where our money is going, how much money they are handling, and anything else they’ve got [...]

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Mitt Romney Wins CPAC 2009 Straw Poll

February 28, 2009

Mitt Romney won the 2012 campaign’s first test by winning today’s straw poll at the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference.  It was Romney’s third consecutive CPAC straw poll victory.  Bobby Jindal placed second while Sarah Palin and Ron Paul tied for third. It may seem a bit premature to discuss the 2012 election with the [...]

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Mike Huckabee’s Coalition Building

November 17, 2008

The most successful Republican candidates for President are the ones who embody all three major categories of conservatism:  fiscal, social, and national security.  When a candidate is lacking in even one of these categories, he is certain to face an uphill climb in both the primary and in the general election. No one knows for [...]

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Feeling Green About McCain

May 13, 2008

Well, I’m back!  I just moved into a better, swankier place so I was AWOL for a while.  My Internet was messed up and my new and exciting digital cable was all pixelated and unclear until about thirty minutes ago.  But now all is well. I digress.

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Sal’s Endorsement: Mitt Romney

January 3, 2008

I have been struggling with who to support in race for the Republican Nomination for some months now.  It is only in sitting down to write this post that I actually made up my mind (in fact, the original headline I had written for this post was “Sal:  Undecided”).  However, as I was writing and [...]

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