Newt Gingrich, the other Catholic, won the South Carolina primary with strong evangelical support. All he seems to have in common with JFK is well-publicized, adulterous relationships. To JFK's credit, he never focused on family values.
Tonight Mitt Romney delivered essentially the same speech to South Carolina voters that he did to New Hampshire voters. The only trouble is that he lost in South Carolina. Where is the pathos? Where is the disappointment?
During my first semester at the College of Charleston 15 years ago, I was teaching a journalism writing course where I gave weekly current-events quiz...
Perhaps Mitt Romney's fumble in South Carolina was not entirely unpredictable. But why, if Romney was not to prevail, was it Newt Gingrich -- and not Rick Santorum -- who benefited?
Seems Republicans can't settle down with one candidate. First that Rick Santorum guy won the Iowa caucus. Then Mitt Romney won in New Hampshire. And now somehow Newt Gingrich manages to pull off a win.
Men leave women for younger women all the time. But because she tried to attack Newt at an obviously vulnerable and crucial moment for him, the tactic has backfired. The world -- or the world in South Carolina -- pities him.
Their marriages, their money, their irresponsible hawkishness and Islamophobia has resulted in producing a long-running embarrassment that, unfortunately, the whole world is watching.
If asked, Newt Gingrich would obviously say no, in his arrogant, 'you're asking me a ridiculously stupid question' sort of way, but it sure sounds like he is lately. And if he is, he may be doing the "right" thing politically.
OK, to be completely honest, we just felt like beating up on some Republicans today. Mitt Romney's really been making this easy, by his pathetic response to the charges being hurled at him by fellow Republicans.
Back from the dead. Again. Newt Gingrich. Amazing, isn't it? What's actually amazing is that Gingrich was "dead" in the first place.
Going after debate moderators seems to have become a key element of Newt's debating style. Arguably, it has also contributed to his rise in the polls.
Running for president need not be merely an opportunity to express your views in order to serve your country, or even to creatively hide your views in order to impose them after you win. Rather, the campaign can now be secondary to the real goal: the promotion of a business.
While he may come off as arrogant, insolent, temperamental, smug, self-aggrandizing, narrow-minded, intolerant and bigoted, it's not political expediency talking. He's not pretending. With Rick, what you see is exactly what you get.
Yes, I know primary season is moving along and I should make up my mind already. My mother says Mitt is the one for me. And on paper, he is perfect ...
The candidates have boiled women's existence down to their ability to bear children.