Foreign policy may not determine who wins the election but it will likely animate the upcoming debates, and who Governor Romney chooses will quickly be confronted with articulating to the nation their views on many of the key foreign policy issues.
The Chick-fil-a controversy has clearly, absolutely, motivated the conservative base, just as the WalMart wars did for liberals.
A well funded network of right-wing extremists wants to make it socially and politically impossible to express the ideals that made this country great. One of those extremists, Sarah Palin, appeared on their billionaire-funded network this week to attack Elizabeth Warren.
Chick-fil-A is becoming another chapter in the "Conservatives as victims" story line that is being crafted by Palin and other conservative politicians.
Mr. Chick-fil-A and I have different views on what invites God's judgment on America. He says it's gay marriage, but I think it's more likely to be bigotry directed at gay teens at risk of being bullied. So I "refudiate" Chick-fil-A, as is my right.
Rather than write about the likes of Tim Pawlenty and his relative strengths over Rob Portman's budget experience... oh, sorry, I seem to have put myself to sleep there. The real choices aren't exciting to write about, so let's travel to the Land of Make-Believe instead, shall we?
Could New Mexico governor Susana Martinez be back in the running as a possible running mate for Mitt Romney? A little-noticed Public Policy poll conducted July 12-15 among registered voters in New Mexico has some national GOP operatives buzzing.
The column, written by CNN's Ruben Navarette, Jr., starts by making the point that, the Republicans appear to be close to, once again, nominating two white people on the presidential ticket. But then a hint of the "both parties do it" inanity shows up.
With Obama's standing among white working class voters at a record low, any hint of concern about the proliferation of weapons, especially in a key battleground state like Colorado, is simply out of the question.
The VP choice matters. And Romney needs to get it absolutely right. Now, if only portly New Jersey Governor Chris Christie would share some of his largesse with razor thin Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Romney might have his man.
The notions that Palin has any business speaking at the convention or that her not being invited to do so will have any negative impact on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign are hilariously, and perhaps purposefully, misguided.
MSNBC routinely runs a banner at the bottom of their screen, with the headline "War on Women," and Democrats rarely miss an opportunity to talk about the "Republican war on women." I can't see the all-white male ticket happening this year.
When New Hampshire's freshman Republican senator Kelly Ayottte marched with Mitt Romney in last week's July 4th parade in Wolfeboro, it triggered speculation that he is taking Ayotte seriously as prospective running mate. And indeed, despite her slender political resume, he is.
Choosing a running mate is by turns highly secretive and very public, and it has produced some great future leaders of the country. It has also produced some truly memorable train wrecks.
Let's call this right-wing "freedom" catch phrase what it really is: a grossly political strategy to dupe the public, which holds the word "freedom" as something sacred.
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp has to be the worst reality show in TV history. Even by the scum floating on the cesspool standards of reality TV, this one hits bottom.