| Jan 18, 2012
One can only assume that Mitt Romney is stalling on the release of his tax returns until he is the official nominee of the Republican Party, because by then it will be too late to trade him in when the nation finds out that he’s been getting a...
| Jan 25, 2012
There is a rich history of political parties trying to influence the opposition’s winnowing process, in order to ensure that the least viable candidate is ultimately presented as the nominee.
No one should be surprised that the Democrats are...
| Jan 19, 2012
He who lives by the stats, must also die by the stats. Mitt Romney was crowing after the New Hampshire primary that he had “made history,” which is to say that no Republican candidate had snagged both Iowa and New Hampshire since Abraham...
| Jan 30, 2012
While the Florida Republican primary is a spectator sport for many of us here in the Sunshine State, there’s a sense that we all may be witnessing history in the making.
If Mitt Romney clinches it, which, as of this writing, it looks like he...
| Mar 8, 2012
In case anyone had any doubts about Newt Gingrich’s true motivations, they have now become glaringly apparent as he continues his pointless (I won’t say, “Quixotic,” because that would imply that there’s a higher principle...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 11:17 AM
I hope Newt Gingrich stays in it until the bitter end. I wish Rick Santorum had, too—but he has his future in the party to think about. If you’re a political junkie, it’s hard not to thrill to that old newsreel footage of hot, hazy...
| Mar 21, 2012
It’s about time Jeb weighed in. Also known as “the smart brother,” John E. Bush is nothing if not a cautious and prudent (to use a word favored by his father) politician. If he’s finally putting his belated imprimatur on the Romney...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 12:54 PM
First, I wanted to share a thought experiment I came up with in the middle of the night:
“What happens if two people in Florida have an altercation, and both invoke the "Stand Your Ground" law? Are they then entitled to conduct a duel to the...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Alas, the last colorful character exits the stage. All except for Ron Paul, but he doesn’t count because he’ll probably run as an independent in the general election. I loved ’em all—Michele Crazy Eyes, the two Ricks (Sanctimonious...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 1:52 PM
Newt Gingrich says as president he would ignore Supreme Court decisions that conflicted with his powers as commander in chief, and he would press for impeaching judges or even abolishing certain courts if he disagreed with their rulings.
"I'm fed up with...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 5:26 PM
The most influential Iowa newspaper endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination, saying the former Massachusetts governor offered "sobriety, wisdom and judgment."
The Des Moines Register's editorial board, which endorsed Romney's arch...