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?
Welcome to the new Republican Party. The party of homophobic, xenophobic, racist, anti-science, anti-education invective and hateful demagoguery. The party of mean and nasty and anti-accomplishment.
Religion is very close to the heart of all who practice their faith. Making religion a wedge issue is a great disservice to our nation, where diversity of religious views is our strength.
"There were numerous times throughout history, I thought, 'Now is the time.' But after watching the complete debacle that is the GOP race, and reveling in the hypocrisy, lies, and downright evil being committed, I realized, this stuff is far better than anything we have going on down in Hell."
In the face of the financial meltdown of 2008 and the near depression it occasioned over the last four years, it appears that all the GOP has left is xenophobia.
Wednesday night, Republicans held their 20th debate, literally. With a pivotal Michigan primary just a few days away and polls showing Mitt Romney an...
Paul, who was unintentionally amusing in his denunciation of any spending on foreign aid during the debate -- gosh gee, why in the globally interconnected world of the 21st century would we have a foreign policy? -- is also attacking Santorum with TV ads.
The contrast between the wizened libertarian and the unwrinkled Inquisitioner enabled the agile Romney to split the difference, handing him points that he hadn't completely earned.
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.
In the standard trilogy of core commitments currently being made by Republican presidential candidates, the cutting of taxes and the pruning of government is invariably accompanied by the promise to deregulate business -- and indeed to re-regulate labor.
The Republican candidates just finished their 20th and (allegedly) final debate. For those keeping score, that's more debates than Santorum kids plus Romney sons plus Gingrich wives plus Paul eyebrows.