The Republicans who have been tearing themselves apart have done so not over ideological differences, but rather in a fang-and-claw fight to see who can conjure the most reactionary image. It is the usual exercise in minimalism.
The economy has not fully healed. But the one message I hope the nation picks up on throughout the primaries is that the Midwest economy is surprisingly resilient and on a growth trajectory -- and that it can serve as an example for nationwide recovery.
Many Michigan Democrats are planning to vote for Santorum Tuesday because they believe a match up between him and Obama would deliver a sure win to the Dems in November. Others refuse to play this game...
Three things will ensure the victory in almost any election. Indeed, the first two of these are often sufficient. All three conditions were met in the case of tomorrow's Arizona primary.
Michigan looks again reliably Democratic -- not because of anything the Obama team has done, but because of the nature of the contest between Romney and Santorum, which has alienated many independent voters and created a tremendous divide.
Whether or not former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney wins Tuesday's primary contests in Michigan and Arizona, he is in trouble, and both he and the Republican Party leadership know it.
Thankfully, Democrats are in a period of relative internal calm right now. But what's a trouble making Democrat to do in the interim? May I suggest casting a vote for Rick Santorum in Tuesday's GOP presidential primary?
Delegates from all 50 states representing all walks of Republican life could battle it out in Tampa to ultimately pick a more electable presidential candidate than a Romney or a Santorum -- and actually give the GOP a chance to take the White House in November.
Could the GOP be facing a deadlock in Tampa? This week I took a calculator, a delegate count and a calendar and after two hours I concluded it could happen.
You might not know it from the extended bouts of hair-pulling-and-garment-rending anguish emanating from the Republican Party establishment these days, but the Republican Party is getting exactly what they asked for.
If Santorum beats Romney in his putative home state of Michigan, Santorum could embarrass and damage Romney enough to gain serious momentum into Super Tuesday.
I am not criticizing Romney-the-potential-president. I am criticizing Romney-the-candidate, especially his failure to capitalize on the near-perfect conditions for his run for the White House.
With simultaneous victories in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado, Rick Santorum's campaign has created serious doubt about the inevitability of Mitt Ro...
Santorum has dusted off an old McCain ad idea as the lead for an entire page on his campaign website titled, "Rick Santorum's Response To Iran," posted Feb. 11.
President Barack Obama's chances of winning a second term appear better today than at anytime in the past two years, but there are plenty of things that could go wrong between now and November.