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.

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.

Mitt Romney Walks Away Unscathed From Yet Another Debate

Watching last night’s debate, you would have been surprised to learn that Mitt Romney has any real opponents in the Republican race.

Michele Bachmann’s Epic Collapse

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

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.

Republicans Clash At The (Thankfully) Final Debate Of 2011

The final candidate clash of 2011 didn’t lead to the sparring that some expected.

Newt Gingrich’s Improbable Rise

So, how did we get to the point where a fat, condescending, serial adulterer who left office in disgrace twelve years ago is the latest challenger for the conservative mantle?

Is the Media Sexist? Or Just Banal?

Doug Feith’s replacement is prettier and softer spoken.

Media Coverage for Minor Candidates

CBS accidentally admits that they are giving less attention to some of the Republican contenders.

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”

Will Jon Huntsman Get A Second Look, Or Even A First, From Conservatives?

Jon Huntsman’s campaign has never really gotten off the ground. Will conservatives start taking him more seriously?

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?

Romney Plays It Safe In Ohio On Public Union Ballot Issue, But Is It Too Safe?

Mitt Romney played it safe on a controversial issue again.

Rick Perry’s Not Really Flat Flat Tax Plan

Rick Perry’s tax plan isn’t very impressive.

Mitt Romney’s Immigration Problem

Mitt Romney’s health care plan subsidized health care for illegal immigrants.

Does A Bad (Or Good) Debate Performance Prove Anything?

Are we placing far too much importance on how someone does in a two hour so-called “debate”?

Jon Huntsman: Moderate Who’s Really Conservative?

That a popular two-term governor of Utah is being rejected by likely Republican primary voters as insufficiently conservative shows just how extreme American politics has gotten.

Pawlenty and the Pundit’s Fallacy

America’s pundits have never met anyone who didn’t think Tim Pawlenty would be a good nominee.

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.

Assessing Rick Perry’s Vulnerabilities

Rick Perry may be much less than meets the eye.

Tim Pawlenty Dropping Out Of GOP Race For President

Tim Pawlenty is out, to nobody’s surprise.

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.

Perry Pushes Bachmann Into Fourth Place In New Poll

Rick Perry’s entry into the race could quickly turn the 2012 GOP fight into a two man race.

Super Tuesday Won’t Be So Super In 2012

The primary calendar is going to look very different next year.

You Want to Talk about Something Broken in our Politics?

I got your broken right here: the presidential nomination process.

Tim Pawlenty Pulls Ames Ads, Shifts to GOTV

Tim Pawlenty is rethinking his campaign strategy.

Can Jon Huntsman Revive the Party of Reagan?

Condi Rice’s speechwriter thinks Huntsman can appeal to the Tea Party.

Mitt Romney’s Frontrunner Status In Danger If Rick Perry Enters The Race

If Mitt Romney looked in the rear view mirror he might just see Rick Perry gaining on him.

Pawlenty-Bachmann War Heats Up

The two Minnesotans in the Presidential race are starting to trade barbs.

Rick Perry On The Rise Before He Even Enters The Race

He’s not in the race (yet), but Rick Perry is already a top-tier 2012 candidate.

Tim Pawlenty In Hot Water Over Use Of “Miracle On Ice” Footage

A new Tim Pawlenty television ad is raising copyright issues rather than, as intended, bringing back memories of the 80s.

Erick Erickson Is Putting Party Before Country

How much of an American can you be if you are willing to wreck the economy for political gain.

Romney, Bachmann Lead GOP Field, Obama Leads All GOP Candidates

For the moment, the GOP race looks like a race between Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann, which should make Romney happy