Polls show that Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are neck and neck in Iowa; so securing just a few additional votes may mean victory. That is where former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin comes in.
The Ohio lawsuit is the latest reminder that we need to permanently transform our outdated tradition of voting on a single Election Day and instead hold an Election Week, or even an Election Month.
The number of Asians in the country is on the rise. Will this group of voters be courted by candidates to the same extent as other constituencies?
The trouble for Newt is that the victim strategy has no exit strategy. Having embarked on the trail of "You started it, Mitt"/"you're a big bully, Mitt," Newt hasd to project his own massive flaws onto others ever more hyperbolically.
Heck, I'm as excited as the next guy about glorious pictures of an expanding universe and finding those sneaky scorpions on Venus, but the ultimate purpose of space flight and all human explorations must be to expand the realm of human presence and deliver a brighter future for all.
To really lure Hispanics, Romney said he'll veto the DREAM Act, which would give some undocumented youth a path to legalization, and Gingrich said he'll veto only half of it. Both promised English only in government.
Like Romney, they are polite and amicable. Like Romney, they show flashes of irritation with lesser people. Like Romney, they're what he might call "unemployed" -- the rising generation of seniors, nouveau retirees or people in the closing years of profitable careers.
In a race between two theoretically unelectable candidates, anything is possible. Could a third-party candidate emerge? Yes. Could Romney unify the Republicans? Very possible. Could Obama get a lift from an improving economy? Sure.
Just as Romney suffers from the creation of an image as out-of-touch, so does Obama. And just as Romney pivoted at the last minute and seemed to save his candidacy, Obama has tried to do the same.
Newt Gingrich knows he has no path to the nomination, and it is time for him to end this ego trip.
Mitt Romney may have won Florida, but the Gingrich campaign isn't letting trivialities like the popular vote distract them from the Republican nomination.
What will happen in the general election if Romney is the nominee is anyone's guess. I suspect that Republican conservatives will line up behind Romney, but they will not do so enthusiastically, as the low voter turnout in contested states thus far shows.