It is fitting that we celebrate Dr. King's birthday the week before the first Southern primary. Republicans still tout Reagan's vision, but it was King, not Reagan or Thurmond who forged the New South.
Mitt Romney's campaign for the Republican nomination is unfolding like a well-crafted business plan. He hit his numbers in New Hampshire last night, saw his most dangerous rivals tumble, and reinforced the aura of inevitability that surrounds his candidacy.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who just won the New Hampshire primary, needs to keep in mind what happened to McCain in South Carolina or else he will find himself dazed and confused, and talking out of both sides of his mouth. Again.
A lot of people seem to be surprised that Mitt Romney is consistently ahead in the polls in South Carolina. I think the only surprise here is that any...
By embracing Kris Kobach and the Arizona/South Carolina draconian immigration laws he authored, Romney has boxed himself into the dark, ugly corner of the fringe anti-immigrant crowd.
It's a state that has suffered decades of plant closings at the hands of Wall Street predators. Will South Carolina voters be receptive to the argument by Mitt Romney's GOP rivals that his record in business as CEO of Bain Capital renders him unelectable?
As New Hampshire votes tomorrow, the GOP presidential candidates will remove their grease paint, put away their cream pies and banana peels, take down their tents, and take their show to South Carolina. There is no more fitting place for these particular candidates during this particular presidential campaign than in the state known as "America's whoopee cushion."
It may seem odd for a guy who lived in Massachusetts and attended Stanford and Harvard, but here's Mitt Romney's problem in a nutshell: The man needs lessons in how to wear his wardrobe of fresh-pressed Oxford shirts. And he needs them now.
Will Romney be able to conduct a campaign fighting on four fronts, and ultimately take the presidency? I don't think so.
"So residents of these three states, three states that comprise only a very small percent of the US population, three states whose demographics do not come close to mirroring that of America... are going to be the major deciding factors in who represents the Republican party." "That's right."
Get ready folks: the Republican Party is poised to make U.S. election history.
The massive ego of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has broken free from an undisclosed scientific observation post and gone on a merciless rampage across the United States. "People thought this kind of thing could never happen again in the 21st century."
I hope the recent fascination with fantasy doesn't have larger escapist implications for the world of politics.
It appears that the man I cast as a simpleton is, in fact, an evil genius.
Citizens in South Carolina are disenfranchised by the unrelentingly dirty politics that seem to be as much a part of the state's fabric as textile plants.