Bill Weld Prepares For Primary Challenge To Trump

Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is preparing for a primary challenge against Donald Trump. He won’t win, but he could still have an impact.

Rice Commission Issues NCAA Reform Recommendations

The Commission on College Basketball recommended an end to the one-and-done rule and other major reforms.

Donald Trump To Pick Mike Pence As Running Mate, Reports Say

If reports are correct, Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be Donald Trump’s choice for a running mate.

John Kasich Dropping Out, Clearing The Field For The Worst GOP Candidate Ever

In a rational universe somewhere, John Kasich is preparing to become the de facto Republican nominee for President. In ours, he’s dropping out in favor of Donald Trump.

Fixing the Debates

Everyone is sick of the current approach. The candidates are looking for a new one.

Joe Biden Drops A Hint That Suggests He Probably Won’t Run For President

In a speech in Florida, Joe Biden spoke about his possible run for the White House, and gave a very big hint that he’s leaning toward staying out of the race.

Rand Paul The GOP Front Runner? Not Likely

Even leaving aside the fact that it is far too early to be making such assessments, the idea that Rand Paul is the front runner for the Republican nomination in 2016 fails the logic test.

Governor Thinks Governors Make The Best Presidential Candidates

Scott Walker argues that Governors tend to make the best Presidents. He’s largely correct, but he’s not the only Republican who fits that bill.

Republicans Still Have A Problem With Female Voters

Two prominent Republican groups point out the blindingly obvious.

Social Issues Now Benefiting Democrats

Once something that generally benefited Republicans, social issues are now becoming a wedge issue for Democrats.

Virginia Governor’s Race Now Looks Like A Democratic Win

Absent an unlikely major change, it looks like the Democrats will win the Governor’s race in Virginia

Gingrich And Santorum Talked About “Stop Romney” Unity Ticket

Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum apparently talked about uniting to stop Romney during the 2012 Republican primaries.

The GOP Civil War Continues Apace

Republicans continue to fight over their party’s future.

Speaker of the House Jon Huntsman?!

Norm Ornstein may have written the sillest op-ed of 2012.

What Exactly Has Conservatism Accomplished Lately?

Judging by the record of the past decade and a half, movement conservatism has accomplished very little.

Was Mitt Romney The Best Candidate The GOP Had This Year?

Whether Republicans like it or not, Mitt Romney was the best candidate they had in 2012.

Republicans Getting Nervous About The State Of Romney’s Campaign

Understandably, Republicans are becoming nervous about the way things are going for Team Romney.

What The Heck Is Wrong With The Republican Party?

As its convention begins, one has to wonder what has happened to the Republican Party.

Todd Akin Controversy Exposes Rift Inside The GOP

The fallout from Todd Akin’s rape comments on Sunday has exposed a rift in the Republican Party.

Mitch Daniels Next Purdue President: Is He Qualified?

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will become president of Purdue University upon completion of his term in January. The faculty is apprehensive because Daniels has not had an academic career.

Mitch Daniels Was Right About The Social Issues Truce

Republicans should have listened to Mitch Daniels, because he was right.

Vetting A Running Mate In A Post-Palin World

The vetting process for a Vice-Presidential running mate will likely be very different with memories of the Sarah Palin debacle fresh in everyone’s mind.

Pressing The Santorum Button

Nominating Rick Santorum may be the best things Republicans could do to save their party, but not for the reasons Santorum thinks.

The Myth Of The Republican Savior

There is no Republican savior out there.

The Return Of The Culture Wars

Are culture war issues about to make a comeback in the 2012 campaign?

Mitch Daniels Gets The Worst Job In Politics

Mitch Daniels got the unenviable task of responding to the State Of The Union Address last night.

Bill Kristol and the Mitch Daniels “Groundswell”

More Kristol speculation that makes no sense.

Brokered Convention Fantasy

People who ought to know better are now concocting absurd scenarios to get around a really weak Republican presidential field.

Bush To Blame For Weak GOP Field?

Is George Bush to blame for a weak Republican field almost four years after he left office? Not entirely.

New Hampshire Still Romney Country, But Who Comes In Second?

Barring a disaster, Mitt Romney is going to win the New Hampshire Primary, but who comes in second is still up in the air.

The Republican Nominee is Already Running

No, some mythical candidate will not swoop in and save the day for the Republican Party.

A Brokered GOP Convention? Not Likely

Could the GOP go into Tampa next August not knowing who their nominee will be? It’s possible, but not probable.

What Went Wrong With The GOP

How did Republicans get in this mess?

George Will Flip Flopped On Mitt Romney Flip-Flops

The venerable conservative columnist once endorsed Romney as a “good option for the Right” but now calls him “the pretzel candidate”

What Does Will Want?

What exactly does George Will want out of the GOP?

George Will Slams Mitt Romney, And The Right

George Will reminds conservatives to look in the mirror if the prospect of a President Romney dismays them.

Are Pundits Underestimating Herman Cain?

Would Republicans really be crazy enough to nominate Herman Cain?

Chris Christie Reconsidering Decision Not To Run For President?

Another round of rumors is out claiming that Chris Christie is thinking about running for President.

Conservative Pundits Continue Their Obsession With Chris Christie

Some pundits on the right can’t seem to quit Chris Christie.

Tim Pawlenty Dropping Out Of GOP Race For President

Tim Pawlenty is out, to nobody’s surprise.