Who Will Be John McCain’s Running Mate?

Now that Senator John McCain is absolutely the Republican nominee who will be his running mate?  The choice is much more limited than it may at first appear.  If he picks Mike Huckabee he risks seeing some Mormons in the Mountain States sitting at home on Election Day.  Many of them are simmering over Huckabee’sContinue reading “Who Will Be John McCain’s Running Mate?”

The Mouse that roared: Why Ron Paul won the election

Well now, Republicans say, we have a nominee. That may very well be but there was only one clear winner in the confusing GOP nominating contest and it was not John McCain. The winner was Ron Paul. And the effects of his win will be felt for years to come. Ron Paul made a classicContinue reading “The Mouse that roared: Why Ron Paul won the election”

Back From the Dead: Mike Huckabee’s Super Tuesday Miracle

It’s a good morning in the Huckabee nation.   Written off by experts and urged by a drumbeat of pundits to drop out of the presidential race, Mike Huckabee surged to victories last night in Arkansas, West Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama and came within one percentage point of taking Missouri and Oklahoma, as well. ForContinue reading “Back From the Dead: Mike Huckabee’s Super Tuesday Miracle”

Karl Rove’s Glorious Debut on FOX

 Karl Rove was brought onto the FOX team for last night’s Super Tuesday coverage and stole the show.  Blowing some much needed data into the hot air that has dominated the network for six months, Rove rattled off numbers and names and counties and expected returns, fitting it all within a strategic template that madeContinue reading “Karl Rove’s Glorious Debut on FOX”

How Huck Got Foxed

But as Lee Corso would say, “Not so Fast.” Governor Mike Huckabee’s campaign has already startled the wearisome herd of pundits who visit the same watering holes in the Boston, New York, Washington corridor.  Last September he was considered “peaking” as the national favorite of 9% of GOP voters which put him behind the anointedContinue reading “How Huck Got Foxed”

Huck And Mitt? Joined at the Hip!

 Neither can win in November without the other.  The most interesting statistic to come out of the Nevada Primary tonight is the dismal 8% showing for Governor Mike Huckabee.  This shows what we all should have suspected that the Evangelical-Mormon estrangement cuts both ways.  And it sends a very clear message to both the RomneyContinue reading “Huck And Mitt? Joined at the Hip!”

Robbed: How the national media denied Mitt Romney of his Wyoming Win

Two years ago, liberal bloggers launched vicious attacks on Governor Mitt Romney’s faith, questioning the sanity of someone who could believe such things and calling for him to repudiate his own heritage. If you still don’t know, he is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints…. a Mormon.  And thenContinue reading “Robbed: How the national media denied Mitt Romney of his Wyoming Win”

The “Luck” of Huck: Mike Huckabee will win tomorrow night and everyone will call it a one time, lucky shot, but will they be right?

More than a year ago a minority of political observers, including this author and Dick Morris, to name a few, were predicting that the Republican nominee would come from the so called second tier candidates.  It didn’t take rocket science to calculate that with 42% of the nation claiming to be born again Christians –Continue reading “The “Luck” of Huck: Mike Huckabee will win tomorrow night and everyone will call it a one time, lucky shot, but will they be right?”