Huntsman Goes on the Attack

Jon Huntsman is sharpening his message, pointing to his accomplishments while denigrating those of Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty.

Tim Pawlenty: Michele Bachmann Hasn’t Really Accomplished Much In Congress

Tim Pawlenty took aim at Michele Bachmann yesterday but will he keep up the attack?

Pawlenty: First In, First Out? So What?

Tim Pawlenty was the first major Republican to enter the 2012 race. He may well be the first to quit. If so, it may take a while to notice.

The Balanced Budget Amendment Is A Bad Idea

House and Senate Republicans are pushing a Balanced Budget Amendment. It sounds like a good idea, but it isn’t.

Tim Pawlenty’s Foreign Policy Speech And The Neocon Distortion Of Ronald Reagan’s Legacy

Tim Pawlenty’s foreign policy speech shows him siding with the hawks, and joining in the neocon distortion of Reagan’s legacy.

Romney, Bachmann Nearly Tied In New Iowa Poll

The first Des Moines Register poll is out.

Should Jon Huntsman Be Considered A Contender?

On paper, Jon Huntsman looks like a great General Election candidate. The problem is it seems impossible for him to win the GOP nomination.

Obama Punts On Same-Sex Marriage, Again

President Obama came close to endorsing same-sex marriage last night, but stopped short yet again

Republican Party Politics And The Isolationist Canard

A few Republicans have picked up on John McCain’s criticism of critics of the Libya mission as being “isolationist.”

The Beginning Of The End Of America’s Longest War

Last night, the President basically announced that America’s longest war had entered it’s end game.

Sarah Palin Trademarks Her Name

As of June 17, Sarah Palin is a registered US trademark, serial number 85-170,226.

Obama Impersonator Tells Racist Jokes at Republican Conference

I’ve been arguing for years that what the Republican Party needs is to embrace its crazies and play more to racist elements in its base. It looks like someone’s listening.

The “Unfavorite Sons” (GOP Candidates and their States)

When one runs for president, it is assumed that one has a shot at one’s home state. Some of the GOP hopefuls, however, look more like unfavorite sons (and daughters).

Romney well Ahead in NH Poll

Romney remains the clear front-runner in NH in a post-debate poll.

Post-Debate, Romney Is Clear GOP Frontrunner, Bachmann Surging

The race for the GOP nomination is taking shape.

Jungle Alien Loon Likes Pawlenty

A retiree with some rather strange views hosted a Tim Pawlenty event.

Jon Stewart Not a Moderate!

Don’t confuse moderation in tone with moderation in beliefs.

Will Republicans Nominate a Dove?

WaPo’s Jackson Diehl asks, “Will the GOP nominate a dove?”

Sarah Palin, Rick Perry, And Post-Debate Calculus

Will last night’s debate have any influence on the potential candidates who weren’t there?

Romney & Bachmann Rise, Pawlenty & Cain Fizzle In Mostly Lackluster Debate

The debate format was the biggest loser last night, but there were a few memorable moments in New Hampshire.

Mitt Romney At The Top Of The GOP Field

Despite the disdain for him on the the hard right, Mitt Romney is the man to beat right now in the race for the GOP nomination.

Pawlenty’s “Google Test”

Pawlenty proposes the “Google test.”

Tim Pawlenty’s Fiscal Plan: Too Good To Be True

Tim Pawlenty’s new fiscal plan isn’t very grounded in reality.

Romney Leads Obama in Poll

President Obama comfortably leads all Republicans but one.

Is Tim Pawlenty Running For President, Or Pope?

Tim Pawlenty said in a speech on Friday that America needs to “turn toward God.”

Gary Johnson Excluded From June 13th New Hampshire Debate

Is it appropriate for news organizations to decide that the people don’t need to hear from certain political candidates?

Herman Cain: Rising Star, Or Flash In The Pan?

Herman Cain is getting a lot of attention lately, but will he amount to anything?

Sarah Palin’s Bus Tour To Hit Iowa

Sarah Palin’s latest media spectacle will be heading west next month.

Rudy Giuliani Leads Republican Field: CNN Poll

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani tops the latest CNN poll of Republican presidential contenders.

After Shakeup, Romney And Palin Lead GOP Field

Gallup takes the first look at the GOP field after Huckabee, Trump, and Daniels dropped out.

Republican Field Not Weak As You Think

The GOP doesn’t have a charismatic superstar waiting in the wings. That’s okay.

Tim Pawlenty Opens Campaign In Iowa With Call To End Ethanol Subsidies

You don’t often see a candidate for President tell Iowans that he wants to eliminate ethanol subsidies, but Tim Pawlenty did.