The Genius of Sheldon Adelson:

The more he gives to Newt Gingrich, the more powerful he becomes. First the word was that Sheldon Adelson had met with Mitt Romney and was going to cut his support to Newt Gingrich. And now the story is he may dump in another $10 million to help get Newt elected. My guess is thatContinue reading “The Genius of Sheldon Adelson:”

Ron Paul and the night before Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, ‘cept Ron Paul, the mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In case that Newt Gingrich decided to share. The media was tucked away in their beds, Convinced that Rick Perry was struggling with meds, That BachmanContinue reading “Ron Paul and the night before Christmas”

Ron Paul now leads in Iowa

Get ready. The national news media is going to have an apoplectic, emotional fit when Ron Paul does better than expected in the January 3, 2012 Iowa Caucus. The first event of the GOP contest is now only 15 days and counting. In today’s Public Policy Poll, Ron Paul has taken the lead. Public PolicyContinue reading “Ron Paul now leads in Iowa”

It’s official: Rick Perry to replace Eddie Murphy as host of the Oscars

Okay, I’m kidding, seriously. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has not had a non closeted Republican onstage since Bob Hope. By the way, I had dinner with Mr. Hope a number of times and I can tell you that he was only a bi-Republican. But yes, the Rick Perry campaign imploded beforeContinue reading “It’s official: Rick Perry to replace Eddie Murphy as host of the Oscars”

Who will win the Ames straw poll?

So who will win the cavalcade, the GOP straw poll in Ames, Iowa this Saturday, Aug. 13? And does it matter? Jimmy Carter came into Iowa in 1975 with a 2 percent name recognition, won the Jackson Day straw poll and was eventually elected president. Ever since this event has been the biggest nonbinding contestContinue reading “Who will win the Ames straw poll?”

Wars and Rumors of Wars

As you approach July Fourth, stop and consider the presidential race in the Republican Party. Recognize him? All of the 2012 contenders talk big about wars and our continued role in the world except for the only one who has actually served in uniform and is a veteran of our armed forces. Apparently a littleContinue reading “Wars and Rumors of Wars”

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”

Newt Gingrich, the smart candidate

Tomorrow, Newt Gingrich is expected to announce for the presidency.  The groundswell behind the former House Majority Leader continues to gain traction for one simple reason.  He’s smart.  Maybe the smartest one of the bunch. Now, smart doesn’t always cut it.  Adlai Stevenson was smart.  John Kerry was smart.  But smart sure looks good goingContinue reading “Newt Gingrich, the smart candidate”

Why Mike Huckabee Will Be President?

        Next week Mike Huckabee visits Capitol Hill, ostensibly to promote his new book.  But also to test the mood of potential congressional allies.         The questions are coming fast and furious.  Will Mike Huckabee run for president?  Could he possibly win?  And even if he won, would he have a significant presidency, one thatContinue reading “Why Mike Huckabee Will Be President?”