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Republican Primary Candidates

In Defense of Mitt Romney

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Mitt Romney was not the problem for Republicans this year. In fact, he was the best candidate that Republicans had, by far. Seriously. Consider who was running for president in the Republican Party this year.

It's Romney, Huntsman, or Bust

David Frum | Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics
David Frum

A Gingrich presidency, if such a thing can even be imagined, would be a chaotic catastrophe. A Gingrich nomination would yield an Obama landslide. So that leaves us with the two governors, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman.

Should a President Be Intelligent?

Gary Hart | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

Neither Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, nor John Kennedy were intellectual giants. But the keenness of their respective minds was revealed every day. And they were not threatened by smart people around them.

Romney's Emerging Strategy: Blame China

Ian Fletcher | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

Romney's emerging economic strategy is clear: blame China. Not only does this get the heat off of GOP-linked constituencies like Wall Street, it also skewers the administration that has played appeaser to Beijing.

Rick Perry and Republican Magical Thinking

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The obvious questions that surrounded Perry were ignored by many Republicans desperate for a viable conservative. Strikingly, many are now seeking to repeat these events with an even less plausible candidate, Governor Chris Christie.