Tag Archive: campaign 2012

Some Free Advice for the Republican Field

GOP Field

To be perfectly honest, I’m not crazy about any of the Republicans running for president.   I still think Mitt Romney has the best chance to beat President Obama, but I also think he’s one of those rich guys who’s embarrassed about being rich.    Rick Santorum is a train wreck.  He blames the media for bringing…

Can Obama Win Re-Election by Promising Free Stuff

Fair Share

By now we all know that the candidate who four years ago told us he would bring us together has become the president who will run for re-election by trying to drive us apart. The president can’t say two words without saying these two words:  “Fair share.” The rich, we’re told, aren’t paying their “fair…

Why Romney

Enjoy this bonus article. Be sure to read “You Know You’re a Liberal…” -ed. Judging by the email I receive from my readers, there are a lot of Republicans who feel that Mitt Romney doesn’t pass the conservative litmus test. Some of them even threaten to sit out the presidential election if Governor Romney secures…

The 5 Stages of Mitt

Mitt

The last time I wrote in this space I concluded my column with this:  The fat lady may not be singing, but she’s warming up in the wings.  I wrote that right after Mitt Romney won Florida — my way of saying, the GOP race is almost over.  Since then he won Nevada.  And he…

Florida Has Spoken; Cue the Fat Lady

Mitt

Mitt Romney’s victory in Florida is a big deal, a very big deal, and not just because Florida is the first big state in the 2012 run for the GOP nomination.  Florida matters more than all the races that came before because unlike Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, Florida is a microcosm of the…

The Dream Ticket Could Be a Conservative Nightmare

Obama-Hillary

Bill Keller, who used to run the New York Times and now is one of the paper’s many liberal columnists, has come up with an idea:  He wants President Obama to gently push Joe Biden aside and put Hillary Clinton on the ticket this November to run as his vice presidential candidate. If you’re a…

Now “Anybody But Romney” Has a Name

Romney-Santorum

Now that Mitt Romney has won a landslide victory in Iowa – by 8 votes –“real conservatives” are gearing up for war.  Not against Barack Obama.  Against  Mitt Romney. “Real conservatives” never liked Mitt and never will.  They say he’s not a principled conservative.  They’re right.  They see him as a “Massachusetts moderate” which is…

Know When to Hold ‘em and Know When to Fold ‘em

Payroll Tax

We’ve been hearing a lot this campaign season about “conservative principles.”  Some of the tea party conservatives held out on the payroll tax bill because it was only a short-term fix and didn’t make economic sense.  And so, voting for it would violate their “conservative principles.” Never mind that it’s the Republicans who look bad…