What makes Newt Gingrich electable? While Mr. Gingrich is known, and has proven that he still is, as a great debater, being able to deflect rhetoric and talk in a controlled environment does not indicate someone who is able to govern a country. Gingrich would respond with the fact that he did govern when he… Continue reading Mr. Gingrich
I have been watching the GOP presidential primaries and caucuses with interest. I am not a registered Republican. I do find the primary/caucus/nomination process amazing, though. I am particularly interested in this year’s GOP as there is an incumbent president of the opposing party who is running for reelection. I realize that as a country… Continue reading 2012 GOP Primary
I use to write blog entries about March Madness having nothing to do with collegiate basketball. That was way back when my daughter was playing Region 1 soccer and March meant the start of a travel season that easily saw our team traveling about 1000 miles one way to games. I was thrilled today… Continue reading Political Madness
People – mostly the news media – were concerned when the Republican National Convention was trying to get started. It was going to literally rain on their parade. Natural disasters do not consult with political parties for a convenient time to occur. The GOP did what was needed – curtailing events on their opening night,… Continue reading RNC Final Night
I actually had to head out for a run – I actually walked the whole 3.5 miles as I twisted a muscle in my back yesterday morning – early so that I could manage to be showered and planted in front of the television for the RNC. The video productions were unbelievable. Robert Duvall’s narration… Continue reading RNC Night Two
I was, until now an hour and half prior to the actual announcement, becoming more and more impressed with the GOP operation. I could not believe that the McCain vice presidential choice had not leaked yet. I was amazed at the efforts the campaign was going to in covering up who the final choice was. … Continue reading Leaks Abound
I must be psychic. Just this morning I was thinking I should be – instead of blogging about my youngest child going south for the weekend – blogging about my thoughts on which party is going to get wise first. I truly believe this is going to be the telltale sign of who will end up… Continue reading Political Musings
I am amazed it took Mitt Romney this long. He is a businessman so he had to have realized long ago that his investment in his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination was not a good investment. CNN is now reporting that today, at CPAC 2008, Mitt Romney will announce that he is suspending his… Continue reading Another Suspension of a Presidential Nominee Campaign?
Okay, I know the election is well over 500 days away still. I also believe that this is way too early for 8 (if Mike Gravel is still in things) Democratic and ten to twelve GOP candidates to be debating and campaigning already. And, as is with the placement of nominating conventions, placement and timing… Continue reading Will the GOP Candidates Learn Anything?