Tagged: GOP 2012

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On why I registered to be a Republican this morning…

[Note: Post updated below] Like so many other broken camel backs, for me the last straw was shockingly minor: “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by...

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The Values Voter Summit – Overture & Overview

As I noted last week, I’ll be going to Washington DC this week to cover the Values Voter Summit.  I’ll eventually look to put together a long-form article next week, but I also wanted...

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Alter tempore – out’s in free.

~by wardsmith Incumbent presidents are simply not expected to lose.  Even though Obama’s approval ratings are low, there really is no ‘A-Team’ of strong contenders to go up against him. The reason may not...

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Not Ron Paul or Huntsman – Maybe Johnson, Maybe Obama

I’m conflicted. Like Andrew Sullivan, after the barrage of news and pushback on Ron Paul and the racist newsletters published under his name for so many years, I think it would be almost impossible...

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Here Comes Iowa

I’m left with more than a little despair these days. Ron Paul’s newsletters and the implications of those pamphlets, including the enormous amount of money Paul made publishing them, are more damning than I...

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The Flaws and Shortcomings of Ron Paul

Matt Yglesias on Ron Paul: After looking at his positions and statements, the most remarkable thing is that if it weren’t for his loud fanbase of self-proclaimed libertarians you wouldn’t really think this is...

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The Conservative Moment Calls for a Cultural Crusader

~by E.C. Gach What some currently scanning the GOP field seem to miss is the complete disdain many (most?) conservatives have for President Obama.  At best, he’s prevented the country from enjoying the economic...

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Who says politics can’t be good for business?

Not Rick Perry’s political donors, anyways. So much for small government: Texas Gov. Rick Perry has powered his political career on the largesse of donors like Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who gave the governor...

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Perry nips at Romney’s heels

I knew that Perry would be Romney’s only credible threat, the only real contender in this race. Palin is too vapid for most center-right non-base voters. Bachmann is a congress-critter, not a governor, and...

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Sarah Sarah Quite Contraire

This explanation of Gov. Palin’s resignation seems to me to make the most sense (h/t Sam Stein): [See Updates Below for counter explanation] The head of the Republican Governor’s Association said on Friday that...

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