| May 17, 2012
What happens if you start a political party and nobody comes? Six months ago, a newfangled third party burst onto the scene, full of hope and promise. It was called Americans Elect, and it sought to give voters a choice many said they were looking for:...
| Sep 12, 2012
Do you know how you'll vote in November's presidential election?
I thought so. For all we're hearing about the importance of undecided voters, there aren't many of them left.
In an ABC News/Washington Post poll released this week, for example, only 2%...
| Apr 12, 2012
In the spring of 1980, the race for the Republican presidential nomination got nasty. The front-runner, Ronald Reagan, said his main challenger,George H.W. Bush, wasn't a real conservative. Bush went on the attack, accusing Reagan of peddling "voodoo...
| Mar 22, 2012
We in the mainstream media harbor a dirty little secret: Most of us are rooting for Rick Santorum. It's nothing personal, although Santorum is a reasonably appealing guy. And it's not ideological; most of us aren't yearning for Bible-based social...
| Mar 20, 2012
The bleating about broken government and partisanship continues. Why can't those boobs in Washington agree on anything? We're constantly told that the way to fix the country is to dethrone the left and right and empower the middle. Handing things over...
| Sep 27, 2012
Don't deny it: This presidential race, for all its minor dust-ups, has mostly been a snore, a bloodless standoff between two men who, despite their differences, are both essentially uptight squares whose wives are forever trumpeting how poor they used...
| Apr 3, 2012
It looks as if it's going to be Mitt Romney after all. With Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush endorsing the former Massachusetts governor last week, there aren't any white knights left to play the role of GOP savior.
But that news hasn't reached his...
| Apr 6, 2012
WASHINGTON -- If this year's competition for the Republican presidential nomination were a real horserace rather than a figurative one, Mitt Romney would be rounding the backstretch and heading for home. Only if he suffers the political equivalent of...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Got a call the other day from a Republican friend, one of those traditional Connecticut middle-of-the-road GOP types, the sort who trends liberal on social issues but thinks wild-assed Democratic spending sucks. He was sounding rather relieved.
| Apr 10, 2012
| 3:20 PM
The contest to choose the 45th president is seven months away and Republicans are still chewing over who to put forward, but the campaign cash is flowing in Fairfield County.
Republican front-runner Mitt Romney has mopped up more than a million dollars...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:10 PM
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Rick Santorum announced Tuesday that he is suspending his Republican presidential campaign after a weekend of "prayer and thought," effectively ceding the GOP nomination to Mitt Romney.
The former Pennsylvania senator made his...