Tim Pawlenty Fails In Comeback Effort, Confirming That The GOP Is Trump’s Party

Former Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty failed in his comeback effort last night, confirming yet again that the GOP is now the Trump Party.

Biden For President?

There’s another round of reports about Joe Biden running for President, but I wouldn’t put much stock them.

Rick Perry To Enter Presidential Race On June 4th

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is going to be looking for that elusive second act in American politics.

Most Voters Not Even Paying Attention To 2016 Race At This Point

The political media is breathlessly reporting on every event in a campaign that is just beginning, and voters aren’t really paying attention to it at this point.

Rick Perry Looking For The Elusive Second Act In American Politics

Rick Perry is sounding for all the world like a candidate for President, and says he’s a different candidate this time, but initial perceptions are hard to overcome.

Bachmann And Santorum 2016? Dusting Off The GOP Nomination Clown Car

It’s beginning to look like the 2016 race for the Republican nomination will have its own collection of oddballs.

Establishment Victories In Iowa GOP Could Impact 2016 Race

A setback for supporters of Rand Paul in the Hawkeye State.

Rick Perry Tries A Reboot

Can Rick Perry bounce back from the epic disaster of his 2012 campaign?

Rand Paul Wins Meaningless Straw Poll For Second Year

The votes are in. And the outcome is meaningless.

Can Rick Perry Be A Viable Candidate In 2016?

Could Rick Perry recover from his disastrous 2012 campaign to become a viable candidate?

Iowa’s Governor Calls For An End To The Ames Straw Poll

The Governor of Iowa thinks the Ames Straw Poll should be ended, but he really ought to go further than that.

Rick Perry The Worst Candidate Of The 2012 Cycle?

Was Rick Perry the worst candidate to run in the 2012 cycle? It certainly appears so.

Palin As The GOP’s 2016 Savior? In Your Dreams

Guess who’s back?

Republicans Could Have Done A Lot Worse Than Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney wasn’t a perfect candidate, but he was much better than most of the 2012 Republican field.

Iowa GOP Declares Santorum Caucus Winner As Iowa Beclowns Itself

This year’s Iowa Caucuses stand as Exhibit A for an argument against Iowa being first in the nation.

Why Rick Perry Failed

We won’t have Rick Perry to kick around anymore.

The End Of The Ames Straw Poll? Don’t Count On It

The Ames Straw Poll isn’t going away any time soon.

Michele Bachmann’s Epic Collapse

Executive summary: She’s a kook unfit to serve as dog catcher, much less leader of the free world.

A Two Man Race In Iowa, Or Still Room For A Breakthrough?

Right now, Iowa is all about Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and a bunch of also-rans.

Iowa’s First Place Status

Has Iowa “blown its special claim as the first state” in the nomination process? No, it never had any special claim in the first place.

Newt Gingrich Now Clear Iowa Frontrunner

Newt Gingrich is looking really good in the Hawkeye State right now.

Pizza And Politics

Herman Cain Rising: New Frontrunner, Or Flash In The Pan?

Is Herman Cain for real, or is this rise int he polls just another boomlet destined to fade away?

Perry Continues To Lead GOP Field

We’re getting close to the point where only two people on this stage will matter.

Reagan Library Debate Winners And Losers

There were eight people on the stage last night, but the GOP field has narrowed significantly.

Tea Party Supporters Rallying Behind Rick Perry,

Rick Perry’s rise in the polls can be traced to factors that threaten both Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann

Rick Perry: The New GOP Frontrunner

Meet your new Republican frontrunner.

Perry Opens Wide Lead (in Rasmussen Poll)

Do we have a new frontrunner in the race for the Republican nomination?

Rasmussen: Perry 29% Romney 18% Bachmann 13%

The first poll in the wake of Michele Bachmann’s victory at Ames and Rick Perry’s entry into the race shows a brand new frontrunner

Does Ron Paul’s Strong Showing In Ames Matter? No

Does Ron Paul’s second place showing at Ames mean the media should take him seriously as a contender? No, it doesn’t.

Rick Perry v. Michele Bachmann: Is It Even Really A Contest?

Rick Perry will need to get past Michele Bachmann before he takes on Mitt Romney. But, really, how hard could it be?

Tim Pawlenty Dropping Out Of GOP Race For President

Tim Pawlenty is out, to nobody’s surprise.

Is Ames Straw Poll Meaningless? Or is it Iowa?

The Ames Straw Poll is like the first scrimmage of NFL training camp.

Michele Bachmann Wins Ames Straw Poll, Ron Paul A Close Second

A good day for Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, and Rick Perry. A bad day for everyone else.

Rick Perry Announces Candidacy For Presidency

While most of the Republican field was at the Iowa State Fair, Rick Perry was in South Carolina shaking up the field.

Ames Matters, But What If Ron Paul Wins?

Time for the spinning of the straw poll results to begin.

Republicans Clash In Most Energetic, Combative Debate So Far

Last night’s debate was definitely more combative than previous renditions.