Will Mike Huckabee Run For President in 2016?

Short answer?  Nobody knows at this stage.  Not even former Governor Mike Huckabee.  Well, maybe he knows at some unconscious level. Yes, he is going through the motions.  He is visiting with supporters in Iowa, where he leads the field in the latest poll.  And he has made trips to South Carolina.  He will beContinue reading “Will Mike Huckabee Run For President in 2016?”

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Romney’s Revenge

“It ain’t easy being green” – Kermit the Frog It ain’t easy being LDS, especially when you are running for president and 48% of the country claim to be born again Christians and many of them have been hostile to your Mormon religion, labeling it a cult. Getting the nomination takes a bit of genius,Continue reading “Romney’s Revenge”

Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan presages end of an era

Gandhi once said, “He who says that politics and religion don’t mix, understands neither one.” Mitt Romney’s pick of congressman Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate is truly historic.  If confirmed by the delegates at the Republican National Convention, Romney, a Mormon, and Ryan, a Catholic, will represent the first time in AmericanContinue reading “Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan presages end of an era”

Romney will pick Huckabee as VP

     Romney will pick Huckabee as VP      If Mitt Romney does win the GOP nomination, who will he pick as Vice President?  He will float a number of names for political reasons.  His list will surely include Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Rob Portman, Sara Palin, Newt Gingrich andContinue reading “Romney will pick Huckabee as VP”

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”

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!”

Presidents and the politics of endless wars

Shortly after the 1980 election I interviewed former president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn. At one point in the conversation, Mrs. Carter stood up and walked around the room. “If Jimmy had bombed Tehran,” she said, “He would still be president.” She was right of course. And somewhere soon after presidents learned that nothingContinue reading “Presidents and the politics of endless wars”

Ron Paul is back!

By Doug Wead Once more, after being written out of the script by the newspapers and television producers, the scrappy congressman from Texas, Ron Paul is back in the mix. And big time.  Sarah Palin, of all people, put him there. After turning down thousands of speaking invitations over a six month period Sarah PalinContinue reading “Ron Paul is back!”

Palin at Fox: The next RNC will be at FNC

by Doug Wead Palin at Fox?  The next RNC will be on FNC In an earlier era of American history, the road to the White House passed through the office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy.   That was the door Theodore Roosevelt used in 1897 and it worked so well that others followed inContinue reading “Palin at Fox: The next RNC will be at FNC”