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Profiles in political courage: Romney, Huckabee, Edwards, and black congressional leaders

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Four profiles in courage from politicians who are flip-flopping, calculating, and parsing their way to success: Unlike Rudy Giuliani, who endorsed John McCain the day he left the race, Mitt Romney waits until McCain’s delegate lead goes from insurmountable to a 100% mathematical certainty before finally endorsing the Senator yesterday.  Just one more example of Romney’s [...]

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Tags: Democrats · John Edwards · Mike Huckabee · Mitt Romney · Republicans

Romney’s out

February 7th, 2008 · No Comments

According to Halperin, Mitt is dropping out of the race today.  I’m guessing the Romney 5 took a look at Dad’s chances and advised him not to spend another dime of their inheritance on this hopeless campaign. I’ve been saying for a while now that instead of trying to be someone he’s not– a strong social [...]

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Tags: Mitt Romney · Republicans

That’s what she said

February 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Ann Romney tonight speaking to supporters in Massachusetts about the resilience of her husband: “The one thing I know about Mitt, he goes in and gets the job done.”

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Republicans Super Tuesday predictions – McCain, duh

February 5th, 2008 · No Comments

I’d love to do an in-depth, state-by-state analysis of the Republican race the way I did for the Democrats yesterday.  But let’s face it, John McCain has the nomination wrapped up.  As bad of a position as the Republicans are in for the general election, the one thing you can say is that when it [...]

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Tags: John McCain · Mike Huckabee · Mitt Romney · Republicans

Comment of the day

February 5th, 2008 · No Comments

Commenter Republican Soldier In Iraq thought I was a bit too hard yesterday on Mitt Romney and his generic Super Bowl hat: Wow. This website often has very humorous articles about the political realm, but I feel that anyone who is remotely aware of how difficult it is for a politician to gain support, would [...]

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Tags: Mitt Romney · Republicans · Sports · Train Wreck Politics

Why Mitt Romney will never be president (Super Bowl edition)

February 4th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Focus on the hat.  This guy was the governor of Massachusetts for four years and doesn’t have the balls to wear a Patriots hat during the Super Bowl?  How big a panderer do you have to be to wear that lame, generic Super Bowl merchandise?  Worst of all, it’s not like he even has a chance to win in [...]

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Tags: Mitt Romney · Republicans · Sports

Why the truth matters

February 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Michael Scherer at Swampland has a great post up about why it matters when candidates attempt to deceive us intentionally, echoing points I’ve made earlier this week about recent tactics by Hillary Clinton and John McCain.  Scherer also takes a well-deserved shot at Romney, who despite his protests about John McCain distoring his record, is probably the poster child in this race [...]

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Tags: Democrats · Hillary Clinton · John McCain · Mitt Romney · Republicans

Republican Debate Rankings, 1/30/08: Romney on top

January 31st, 2008 · 2 Comments

This was the first debate I’ve watched using CNN’s online real-time reaction tracker.  It’s a graph from 1 to 100 that shows you how people are reacting, positively or negatively (100 being absolute positive, 1 being absolute negative), toward what a candidate is saying, and it’s pretty amazing.  The Politico– CNN’s partner in the debate– [...]

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Tags: Debates · John McCain · Mike Huckabee · Mitt Romney · Republicans · Ron Paul

That seismic shift you felt in the Republican Party yesterday

January 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Was a collective move by the entire party away from the right, back toward the center of the political spectrum.  The fact that John McCain– he of campaign finance, climate change, and immigration reform– and Mitt Romney– a blue-state, health-care-mandating, formerly pro-choice, governor– are now the party’s two frontrunners is astonishing.  Ben Smith and David Kuhn [...]

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Tags: John McCain · Mike Huckabee · Mitt Romney · Republicans · Rudy Giuliani