Jon Huntsman’s Secret Plot to Win in 2012

The conventional wisdom is that Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah and presidential candidate, is being played by his political handlers. According to this narrative, they are taking the billionaire for the biggest paycheck of their lives. They are telling him that he can bypass Iowa, play to the middle and the media, like JohnContinue reading “Jon Huntsman’s Secret Plot to Win in 2012”

Tim Pawlenty has clear path to White House

Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota may not be very famous right now but look out.  He’s going to come on strong. With Mike Huckabee’s decision not to run and Sarah Palin’s likely decision to follow, Pawlenty is the only hi-profile evangelical Christian in the GOP presidential sweepstakes. Now understand this, according to one poll, 60%Continue reading “Tim Pawlenty has clear path to White House”

Mitt Romney and the age of the Mormons

Mormons are big news now, with possibly two presidential candidates. Recent polls show former Massachusetts Gov., Mitt Romney, beating Barack Obama. And now former Utah governor and ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, is flirting with his own run for the presidency. Both stories put the subject of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsContinue reading “Mitt Romney and the age of the Mormons”

Osama is dead, Obama’s re-election is alive!

There has been more than one casualty in America’s successful raid into Pakistan to get Osama Bin Laden.  Republican chances to take back the White House are equally dead.  At least for the moment. It is hard to think of anything that can happen on the world stage, or in the American economy, that couldContinue reading “Osama is dead, Obama’s re-election is alive!”