And at this time in 2016 we will be recalling names of candidates who thought they would be the GOP nominee but whose names will be lost to history, just as we can now hardly remember Jon, Michele, Rick, Rick, Herman and now Newt.
This audio report on the Buddy Roemer presidential campaign features interviews with Krista Johnson and Joshua Fischer. Johnson was one of just 17 Iow...
On the eve of the South Carolina primary the Republican race has been turned on its head by two developments that may have a profound impact on the campaign. The question now is can frontrunner Mitt Romney beat off the surging Newt Gingrich?
The public face of the Romney campaign is projecting power and trying to coalesce the GOP faithful around him. But neither primary win has been convincing, and their ballyhooed anti-Obama referendum evaporated.
It's time to accept this as a fact: The GOP thinks that "middle-class" means "I only make a couple million yearly." As far as they're concerned, nobody else below that really exists.
A lot of people seem to be surprised that Mitt Romney is consistently ahead in the polls in South Carolina. I think the only surprise here is that any...
Romney is prepared and ready and on the ballot in 50 states, staffed and fully financed in 30, media buys running in Florida, Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina daily at his side. The national armada is full, on the ground, and moving.
I agree that there is a time and place for conservatism, but now isn't it. The U.S. is in an incredibly important historical period right now, especially with the changing face of the world around us.
Contrary to the media commentary following the Iowa caucus, Romney's narrow victory among the country's most conservative voters is a sign of the massive strength of his candidacy and campaign.
Matalin and Reagan spar after Iowa's NOTA (none-of-the-above) tie. Is Romney inevitable or insufferable?
This week, the results from Iowa demonstrated that, even in the age of social media-powered protests ("convenience fee" this, Verizon!), unlimited money and going negative still pack a potent political punch. These early contests are supposed to be about small-scale retail politics but, post-Citizens United, Romney didn't win by winning over people in diners, he won with a blizzard of negative ads funded by "outside groups." While outside money killed Newt, all the dollars spent by Romney and his allies weren't enough to buy Mitt the caucus-goers' love, as he scraped by with an eight-vote win and a lower percentage of votes than he attracted in 2008. In the aftermath, Bachmann bailed, Perry said he was heading back to Texas -- then abruptly decided to stay in the race, and Santorum became the latest darling of the Not Mitt crowd. Now the unreal reality show, minus its female lead, rolls into New Hampshire.
If the little one is acting out, the adult does not have to add fuel to the fire by angrily reacting to a temper tantrum. The best strategy may be to let the kid blow off a little steam, and turn the other way. How about we try this tactic with our politicians?
Despite all the shortcomings I still think the Iowa caucuses are important and essential to America's political system, broken though it may be.
With his calm and quiet demeanor, Rick Santorum has taken the nomination race by storm, becoming the most exciting candidate the Republicans have.
By: Charlie Foster In Iowa, the Occupy movement may be the 1 percent. The state's Democratic Party reports that while President Obama received nearl...
If the Republican primaries are providing us with one useful take-away, it's this. We are a confused country. We are confused politically. But many of us are also confused personally, philosophically and spiritually.