American liberalism is dead. Long live American liberalism -- the proper kind.
No matter how all the states on Tuesday finish in voting preference, it will be readily apparent on Wednesday morning that the delegate math does not allow any candidate other than Romney to get to 1,144, the magic number needed to secure the nomination.
Romney's failure to do the politically bold and smart move can only be interpreted to mean that he is either not bothered by Rush Limbaugh's vitriol or too fearful to say anything about it.
For all the attention now being given to the fiercely contested contest between Romney and Santorum in Ohio, Gingrich's expected win in Georgia could partially upstage them.
Republican presidential candidates' extreme comments about economics and culture have dominated headlines, but lurking in the shadows is a hawkish Cold War mentality. Gingrich, Romney and Santorum want to beef up the military and put nuclear weapons back on the table.
No Republican presidential candidate has been willing to take on the hard myths. The myths that are killing us. Here are a dirty dozen.
Elections aren't won entirely on the ground -- the national mood will obviously matter, as will the state of the economy and the effectiveness of the rival campaigns' messaging. But field organizing can make a crucial difference, particularly in tight races.
Hey, if you were in the race, wouldn't you rather be in Romney's shoes -- wouldn't you feel more viable -- rather than being in the shoes of Santorum, Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul?
Looking forward a week before the big day, the sentiment on social media predicts a strong Romney showing, despite a rise in conversation surrounding Santorum in the last few weeks.
The most serious problem facing the Republican Party is that they have backed themselves into the corner of being a party whose base, and to a large extent, entire electorate is white and born before about 1960.
The mountain climbing former Republican governor of New Mexico now wants to climb this country's ultimate political Everest. And he wants the voting public to believe that, as a third party candidate, he can succeed.
At a time when birth control has become so much a part of the fabric of daily life that there are commercials for contraceptives on TV, why have so many Republicans vested their hopes in Rick Santorum?
It's worth pondering why a gambling cliche has become the metaphor of choice for the campaign commentariat.
But why does Mr. Paul -- an iconoclast of the right and a person who sees himself as a "fiscal conservative" -- feels comfortable putting forward proposals that would likely boost our national debt by a significant amount?
With a tough image, Hispanic background and Palin endorsement, this Republican gem will help make the party shine after the primary dust settles. Named "Woman of the Year" and "Prosecutor of the Year," she portrays the image of a tough and competent yet cheerful leader.
Have we seen the last debate of the primary season? Probably. Have we been impressed? You're kidding, right?