How The Democrats Took Out Bernie Sanders

Super Tuesday was conceived by Southern Democrats after their devastating loss to Ronald Reagan in 1984. They never again wanted to see an ultra-liberal nominee take the party down to defeat. They had nominated the liberal vice president, Walter Mondale. Reagan carried every state in the union except Mondale’s home state of Minnesota. The effortContinue reading “How The Democrats Took Out Bernie Sanders”

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Why Huck Fights On

So why is Mike Huckabee staying in the race for president?  What does he hope to gain?  What is he seeing that the rest of us don’t see? Ahhhh, it is the last question that answers the first two.  Huckabee is reading different numbers on his chances and so far, his numbers are proving theContinue reading “Why Huck Fights On”

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 CNN Robbed Mike Huckabee

When CNN decided that the GOP race was down to only Senator John McCain and Mitt Romney, and arbitrarily decided that it would use the Republican Debate at the Reagan Library to showcase those two candidates and exclude Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul, they effectively shut down the whole nominating process and disenfranchised millions ofContinue reading “How CNN Robbed Mike Huckabee”

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”