The Republicans sure have the right symbol with the elephant. Republican debates are nothing but elephants in the room.
About a month ago, I called this race for Rick Santorum (Link). I am trying to figure out how to get credit for it as my reasoning is holding water j...
Here we go again. With the economy showing faint signs of life and their positions on the social issues alienating most moderates, the leading Republican candidates, with the exception of Ron Paul, have returned to the elixir of warmongering to once again sway the gullible masses.
Of the four contenders, Rick Santorum had the best night. It has taken him twenty debates, but Santorum finally ended up with the primo onstage real estate, right next to Mitt Romney at the heart of the action.
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.
The nearly universal opinion among scholars, legislators, and even the Justices themselves is that the text of the Exceptions Clause unavoidably lets Congress take free shots at the Supreme Court.
Ron Paul, even among his detractors, enjoys a reputation as a man of clear principle. But the more I study his positions on free trade, the more the one word that comes to mind is... disingenuous.
Conventional wisdom holds that many if not most of today's 20-somethings don't care about electoral politics -- and won't be voting for president in 2012 -- because they are indifferent to the world around them.
For all his blemishes, Ron Paul has demonstrated that there is still a constituency that can be called on to hoist principle above political expediency.
Hot-button issues, such as, "A woman's right to choose" will be watered down to the more fashionable, "A woman's right to Jimmy Choos."
The most cogent and controversial debate erupted around the validity of the Democratic party as a choice for voters disenchanted with policies of the Obama administration.
With the Republican presidential race in disarray and something of a lull in the post-"inevitable Romney" phase, there is one ongoing constant: All the conceivable nominees is pushing for war with Iran and none have anything like a plan as to how an Iran war would, you know, work.
Aside from creating a false dilemma between two options when many others exists, even asking the question that way implies that the fact that we will be assassinating suspected terrorists oversees is already settled, and now the discussion is just a matter of deciding on the methods.
The Republicans are positioning themselves to be the leading party in a new century. The problem is, it isn't the twenty-first.
Imagining candidate Lin is an exercise worth doing if only because it illuminates the paucity of leadership and ideas in the Republican Party.
Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul all have reasons to not drop out. With each passing primary, there's a chance the Republican nominee will have to deal with the fallout from the first brokered convention since primaries and caucuses became the critical method of choosing nominees.