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  • Major party presidential nominees, minus nine years (losers division)

     
    Bill Kurtz, a communications associate at Carthage College in Kenosha, saw my column item based on Presidents elect, minus nine years, and sent in this: I thought I'd apply your nine-year test to unsuccessful nominees, and break them down like......
  • Columnist vs. columnist

     
    Liberal Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne on Sunday took on/took down a column published last week by his conservative colleague George Will on the famous Elizabeth Warren video. This is unusual. There's an unspoken rule of collegiality that tends to....
  • Webliography: The WWHHD (What Would Hillary Have Done?) question and the idea that Clinton should replace Joe Biden on the 2012 ticket

     
    Updated with more links and pull quotes Wool-gathering here after the Bears' victory, wondering if Hillary Clinton would have been a much different president than Barack Obama and whether it might be smart for Obama to ask her to tap......
  • Rick Perry snags Fabrizio, Warfield, other top campaign advisers

     
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has hired pollster and political strategist Tony Fabrizio and  media strategist  Nelson Warfield, who helped Gov. Rick Scott's 2010 dark horse triumph, and several other top national campaign advisers for his presidential candidacy....
  • Rhubarb patch: Will GOP presidential hopefuls fail to KO wobbly Obama?

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss the 2012 presidential race. To.....
  • Newt 'n' polls

     
    Jeff Greenfield's essay "Gingrich's turn: The eye of Newt" analyzes the reasons why Newt Gingrich has surged in the GOP presidential primary polls: He is following the same path as Sen. John McCain did four years ago after his campaign......
  • In New Hampshire presidential primary victory speech, brittle Massachusetts stiff blasts incumbent as an 'arrogant, inept, reckless ....great divider'

     
    Though I felt Mitt Romney's speech last night was unnecessarily ugly in its attacks on President Obama, I must admit after now having done my research that it wasn't all that different in tone and approach from the speech given......
  • Newt's swan song in the key of F, as in Florida?

     
    I'm kind of missing Newt Gingrich already. It's pretty obvious that the Republican sachems are putting the citrus state death-squeeze on his choleric, solipsistic, haymaker-swinging, high-concept, low-road, zany Nicolas Cage-style presidential campaign....
  • Romney feels Bill Clinton's pain....but will he have his luck?

     
    The fear among Republicans is that Mitt Romney, if he ends up as the party’s nominee for president, will be 2012’s version of Walter Mondale, Bob Dole or John Kerry. All three — Mondale in 1984, Dole in 1996 and......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: It's #VoterID time again.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's not February. And it's not Groundhog Day. Yet we here at Capitol Ideas World HQ can't help feel like we'll be trooping into familiar territory as we make the trek over to Commonwealth Court......
  • Rendell: First POTUS debate is a must-win for Mitt Romney.

     
    If Republican Presidential Candidate ... ... Mitt Romney fails to come away with a win or at the first presidential debate at the University of Denver next month, the former Massachusetts governor could find his candidacy abandoned by GOP moneymen......