The smear against MSNBC: They did not give credentials to protestors

Television viewers watching the Republican National Convention were probably puzzled over how demonstrators protesting John McCain could have broken into such a tightly controlled event.  After all, this is the world of post 9-11. Rumors soon spread that it was the work of MSNBC.  Some on conservative talk radio spread the word.  The only problem? Continue reading “The smear against MSNBC: They did not give credentials to protestors”

Ron Paul Fantasy Part One

   Well, I am back from the future in my Time Machine and I can tell you that the Ron Paul convention, or if you prefer the Campaign for Liberty, in Minneapolis, September, 2008, was a moment in time. If you want to be part of history in the making, you’ve got to go.  ItContinue reading “Ron Paul Fantasy Part One”

Memo to John McCain: Pick Joe Lieberman for Vice President

  So what can John McCain do?  If evangelicals number 42% of the population (according to Barna,) and if their super churches are the Republican equivalent of the unions in the Democrat Party of the 1950s and 60s, the key to increased voter registration, the machine to turn out the vote; and if these evangelicalContinue reading “Memo to John McCain: Pick Joe Lieberman for Vice President”

Ron Paul’s Best You Tube Moment

Here it is, the one Ron Paul You Tube that captures it all, Mike Huckabee’s innocence, Mitt Romney’s regret and John McCain’s cynicism.  Here are all the dynamics that have made the Republican nomination process for this 2008 cycle a fascinating exercise in futility. The cast: Of course there is Ron Paul himself, incredulous atContinue reading “Ron Paul’s Best You Tube Moment”

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”

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!”