For the Republican Party to be attractive again to the various groups that have historically found a home under the "Big Tent," it needs to think big and put forward a new generation of bold ideas that fit neatly within the overarching themes of Republican values.
Today, voters in ten states will voice their preferences in the GOP's presidential nomination battle. But this year, the so-called Super Tuesday primary is shaping up to be just another act in the new blockbuster, Attack of the Super PACs.
Watching my parents mark their ballots, knowing they never skipped an election, instilled in me a belief that it was a privilege to be able to vote but also that it meant something.
No matter how all the states on Tuesday finish in voting preference, it will be readily apparent on Wednesday morning that the delegate math does not allow any candidate other than Romney to get to 1,144, the magic number needed to secure the nomination.
Political committees controlled by Mitt Romney's campaign have made generous donations to prominent Republicans in early primary states, but records show contributions have tailed off as the GOP nominees head in to Super Tuesday.
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.
Most people's attention, we know, is focused on tomorrow's big event. But not Latinos.
The immediate reaction to Mitt Romney's 2009 USA Today op-ed on health care reform has zeroed in on his suggestion that President Obama pursue an individual mandate. But that focus misses a broader problem the op-ed creates for Romney.
Super Tuesday is upon us. As people go to the polls in ten states on Tuesday, what should they be looking at in choosing their candidates?
The factors that would typically lead to a campaign's demise -- the absence of popular support, too few donors -- have become irrelevant in an era where a few billionaires can resurrect campaigns from the dead through Super PACs.
As campaign season heats up, and the eyes of more and more people are focused on the money-fueled circus that our elections are becoming, social media will be a key outlet for exposing excessive corporate influence to one another and building up solutions.
Hey, if you were in the race, wouldn't you rather be in Romney's shoes -- wouldn't you feel more viable -- rather than being in the shoes of Santorum, Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul?
Looking forward a week before the big day, the sentiment on social media predicts a strong Romney showing, despite a rise in conversation surrounding Santorum in the last few weeks.
So what do we make of the Arizona and Michigan primaries? One thing's for sure: Mitt Romney didn't win them per se. Rick Santorum lost them.
C.O.B.R.A. Expiration Pose: Ignoring your liberal partner's pleas that his health insurance has been cancelled, firmly grasp his left arm and wrench it from its socket.
It is, indeed, ironic that the GOP presidential candidates now flailing about in Michigan have in front of their eyes a Republican blueprint for responsible, effective governance.