The Reagan administration had its pragmatists and its so-called ideologues. It had James Baker as well as Ed Meese.
The presidential marathon has now become a sprint. With the coming of the New Year Americans are now sizing up the candidates. The Democrats are generally excited about their choices, however, the uncertainly of having no clear frontrunner has caused a great deal of unease.
The most impressive thing about Mitt Romney is his clarity of mind. When he set out to pursue is party’s nomination, he studied the contours of the Republican coalition and molded himself to its forms.
On Sunday, The New York Times published a highly informative chart laying out the positions of the presidential candidates on major issues. It was, I’d argue, a useful reality check for those who believe that the next president can somehow usher in a new era of bipartisan cooperation.
The Democrats could wish for nothing better than for Gov. Mike Huckabee to get the Republican nomination for president next year. It’s kind of like Virginia Democrats hoping that former Gov. Jim Gilmore wins the GOP nomination for Senate.
Perhaps, if the largest newspaper in Little Rock were called the Arkansas Republican -Gazette instead of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Mike “Huck-a-Bible” might have bothered to read the news. America was shocked to learn that the rising GOP political star was blissfully unaware of the National Intelligence Estimate that found Iran […]
WASHINGTON — Let’s keep religion out of the presidential campaign, if possible.
WASHINGTON — Presidential candidate John McCain is adamantly against the use of torture in interrogating terrorist suspects, but some of his Republican rivals seem to think it’s okay to stop just short of it.
To no fault of his own, John Edwards morphed into the “Breck Girl” in 2004 during his nearly successful drive to get the Democratic presidential nomination. The sliming of Edwards started when an anonymous Republican source telegraphed to The New York Times how the Party planned to attack the surging […]
Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate, is the king of crass, the maven of craven and the show pony of phony. He switches positions quicker than a porn star and is more slippery than an okra plate dipped in country butter. I never thought the religious […]