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”

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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”

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!”

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?”

Ron Paul Wins! (So who appears on Meet the Press?)

Ron Paul wins! (So who appears on Meet the Press?) By Doug Wead Texas Congressman Ron Paul handily won last Saturday’s CPAC presidential straw poll in Washington, D.C.  It was an event that former Governor Mitt Romney had dominated in years past, but this time Romney wasn’t even close and neither was Palin, Huckabee orContinue reading “Ron Paul Wins! (So who appears on Meet the Press?)”

Mike Huckabee: GOP frontrunner

Mike Huckabee: Presidential Frontrunner One of the first rules they teach pilots is that during a crash landing you should not give up but keep flying your plane all the way to the ground.  There may be things you can do and even in the most hopeless of situations there may be little gifts, changesContinue reading “Mike Huckabee: GOP frontrunner”

Sarah Palin and her opponents

Okay, now for a little bit of calibration.  Yesterday I stated a fact, that Sarah Palin is the front runner for the GOP in 2012.  That made some people happy and some people angry.  It doesn’t have to remain that way.  But whether you like it or not it is a fact. And being front runnerContinue reading “Sarah Palin and her opponents”

Who Will Be John McCain’s Running Mate?

Now that Senator John McCain is absolutely the Republican nominee who will be his running mate?  The choice is much more limited than it may at first appear.  If he picks Mike Huckabee he risks seeing some Mormons in the Mountain States sitting at home on Election Day.  Many of them are simmering over Huckabee’sContinue reading “Who Will Be John McCain’s Running Mate?”