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Monday, August 22, 2011

2012 Update

  1. Is the GOP field about to get bigger? On Fox News yesterday, Karl Rove said that Sarah Palin’s travel schedule in Iowa “looks like that of candidate, not celebrity.” A speech Palin will give in Iowa on Labor Day weekend was recently relocated to accommodate a larger audience. Meanwhile, Palin supporters in the critical first-in-the-nation caucus state...
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Friday, August 19, 2011

The Beijing Brawl

The front page of today’s Washington Post is dominated by a picture of two basketball teams engaged in a massive brawl. What makes this scene front page news is that it happened in Beijing, China, in a “friendship match” between the Georgetown Hoyas and the Bayi Military Rockets.

In sports, tempers will flare. Fights will happen. Boys will be boys. But sometimes a game is more than just a game. Periodically, there is symbolism that...

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

2012 Update

  1. A new Rasmussen poll shows just how fluid the Republican presidential race is. With Texas Governor Rick Perry now officially a candidate, Rasmussen’s survey of likely Republican primary voters finds Perry surging to the top with 29% support, followed by Mitt Romney at 18% and Michele Bachmann at 13%. No other candidate receives double digit support, while 16% of voters remain undecided.
  2. Washington was buzzing yesterday after a...
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bush, Boehner & Bad Luck

Hitting the campaign trail yesterday in Iowa and Minnesota, President Obama made some truly remarkable and revealing statements. They were remarkable for their total disconnect from reality and revealed much about his mindset.

In Minnesota, Obama blamed congressional Republicans and John Boehner for the recent downgrade and chaos on Wall Street. Obama said:

“I put a deal before the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, that...

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Bachmann Wins Ames

Congratulations to Rep. Michele Bachmann! She finished first at the Ames, Iowa, straw poll with 29% of the vote. Ron Paul was a close second (28%). Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty finished a distant third (13%).

In fourth place was former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (10%), followed by businessman Herman Cain (9%). Texas Governor Rick Perry, who did not compete, received 4% of the vote from write-in ballots. Perry’s write-in vote beat out...

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Friday, August 12, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: This afternoon, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia, declared ObamaCare’s individual mandate unconstitutional. The majority wrote that the mandate was “a wholly novel and potentially unbounded assertion of congressional authority: the ability to compel Americans to purchase an expensive … product they have elected not to buy, and to make them re-purchase that … product every month for their entire lives.”


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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Debate Night

Eight GOP candidates will share the stage during tonight’s presidential debate sponsored by Fox News, the Washington Examiner and the Iowa Republican Party. The candidates participating in the debate are: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum. The debate will air at 9:00 PM ET.

This is an important debate that could well influence the results of Saturday’s...

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Big Labor Loses; Tea Party Triumphs

All eyes were on the Badger State yesterday as the Battle of Wisconsin reached its climax. Six Republican state senators who had backed Governor Scott Walker’s controversial legislation to limit collective bargaining rights were on the ballot fighting recall elections instigated by Big Labor.

The unions poured millions of dollars into these races. Thousands of volunteers were mobilized. The media, local and national, were beating the...

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

2012 Update

  1. The 2012 campaign has been underway for some time now. But this weekend’s big straw poll in Ames, Iowa, serves as an unofficial kick-off for the GOP nomination. I remember well the excitement I felt 12 years ago when my presidential campaign beat expectations at Ames.

    For those who finish in the top three, the Ames straw poll can provide a big boost in name ID and fundraising. And there are probably one or two candidates who can’t go much further...

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Monday, August 8, 2011

A Bad Weekend

Friday was certainly a bad day for America. The historic downgrade of our debt is a reflection of the leadership we have had under Barack Obama and his band of socialists. For most of past week there was a consensus that the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s would not downgrade America’s bonds, but that it would instead wait until later in the year to see what the super committee recommends and what Congress does in the way of additional deficit...

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