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.
What are we saying to the young people of this country when our top elected officials are allowed to behave as if they're on a reality show? And, wher...
Once faced with voters who have some sympathy for people who came here from abroad, Romney changes his tune. His reputation for being someone who will say anything to become president is well deserved.
In the absurdity that has become the Republican Primary we have increasingly had to look to comedians to make sense of the whole mess, by exposing hypocrisy and speaking truth to power.
"We must have certainty in South Carolina that zombies aren't voting," Rep. Alan Clemmons has testified at a hearing into claims that more than 950 people who voted in the recent elections could actually be dead.
Now that Saturday has passed? Forget it. South Carolina will be lucky to see a presidential candidate in the next four years. The state and its voters effectively don't matter now they have made their choice.
Let's reverse the damage the Supreme Court's decision has done to our electoral process and make our individual votes count just as our forefather's intended.
The GOP right wants a warrior who takes no prisoners, and they have one in Newt. He doesn't care who he offends, what lies he tells or what facts he mangles, and he does it with a highfalutin' air of know-it-all superiority.
Polling data from South Carolina and Florida suggests that Tea Party and evangelical voters may finally be coalescing around a candidate, and that candidate is Newt Gingrich. Which is interesting, because as many people have noted he does not seem to make obvious sense for either group. But these voters don't care that Gingrich was a Washington insider, or has a record on family values that would give pause to one of the Borgia popes. They don't really care that he contradicts himself, or says wild things. So what is going on? Simple. Gingrich does not share the evangelical or the Tea Party voters' values -- he shares their resentments.
They will criticize Obama's clean energy programs and sprinkle in fossil fuel buzzwords like Keystone and drilling. But their complaints can't cover the fact that they have no fresh ideas, no innovation, and no groundbreaking vision for America's energy future.
Why does our species take delight in seeing our gods tumble? When it comes to Romney -- or Gingrich who, let's not forget, is a multimillionaire thanks to influence peddling with Freddie Mac et al -- it's the shameless hypocrisy.
It seemed silly -- a parody of a parody, given Colbert's on-air persona -- but in fact it was no more absurd than a campaign finance system that now imposes limits on spending and giving in name only.
They say Democrats fall in love and Republicans fall in line. Not in South Carolina, they didn't.
It is worth remembering that at one point Cain was topping the polls. Perhaps the public recognized that they didn't share Cain's sense of humor. Let's hope that they share Colbert's.
Two years after a controversial Supreme Court ruling lifted many restrictions on political spending, America's campaign finance laws have officially become a joke.
South Carolinians appear oddly happy and eager to forgive Gingrich, the "68-year-old grandfather," for his sins. That says an awful lot about religion, and its role in Republican politics, in America today.