This is from an email tip and I want to qualify it very
carefully. I have absolutely no issues with Mitt Romney's faith and
to the extent some people may, that bothers me. Frankly, I don't
think it's as big a deal as some may make it out to be. I...
Well, this isn't the kind of story you want to see around your
guy right before Iowa. It's unclear what the motivations are for
some people to start talking, anonymously, or not. Is it a final
bit of internal maneuvering, or CYA crap from rats laying the
groundwork to desert a...
There is a reason why we saw so many attacks on Texas Governor
Rick Perry early on, even allowing for his self-inflicted debate
wounds. He has always been the only real competition for Mitt
Romney. That has not changed. Here is how things stand in Iowa today according to
A woman from Texas supportive of Texas Governor Rick Perry for
President, identified on Twitter as Rhonda Nelson,
has been addressing questions about Perry and Gardisil.
Apparently, some are still bothered by his approach to
implementing the vaccination program. Personally, I'm not and never
much was. I asked her to type a single...
I have friends backing Romney, Justin Hart being one of them.
And I almost hate hitting the guy because I like people like
Justin. But my judgment and experience is what it is, I can't deny
that. BTW, Coulter is also already shilling for Christie in 8
years. Bombastic as he may be, the NJ Governor is not conservative.
Coulter has either lost it, or, well, I don't know what else it
could be. She isn't stupid but she sure sounds it these days.
Sean Hannity Confronts Ann Coulter With Her
Anti-Romney Comments From Last Year
My gut tells me here's what's going to happen. All these Mitt
guys telling us how conservative he is, now, come the general, the
first thing we'll be told – and this is entirely predictable – is
that he's shifting toward the center for the general election. I
get that. Obama ran in the center, so that doesn't bother me too
much, though in Romney's case, it presents a unique problem. What
he is, is incapable of providing inspirational leadership from the
Right. He may well do fine as a moderate. But what happens if he
That's when all these DC types...
Update: Initially this post inadvertantly applied the quoted
word "quisling" to Ann Coulter. Per Jen, the word was used to characterize
I've already said I support Perry, so a Santorum rise is
problematic in that sense. But I think conservatives turning on
Santorum, whatever their reasoning, simply because of one poll is a
big mistake. It's the same Santorum Palin, Huckabee and many others
have praised, after all.
CNN Poll: Romney on top,...
An iconoclast needn't be famous, even if many become
infamous within this, or that group or sphere.
a person who attacks settled beliefs or institutions
Several recent events have caused me to become mindful of how
many enemies I've made over my years out here. Frankly, it
surprised me, as I don't hold...
Frankly, I doubt few, if any, endorsements matter, let alone from a blog, mine included. But for
Powerline to equate "establishment" candidate with "someone who won
tough elections and governed successfully" is as nonsensical, as it
is insulting to those of us who would prefer a less
establishment-aligned candidate. But...
If one takes the full 58 minutes to watch a substantive and
informative Brian Lamb, Michelle Fields interview (at bottom) upon
which FishBowlDC's latest hit job on Fields is based,
you will find out what a truly despicable hit job it is, lacking in
both substance and accuracy. The interview is...
I can't remember ever reading a takedown of someone, or
something, and thinking, damn, I wish I'd researched and
written that. And it's not only for finding a 2006 item in
which Rich Lowry urged Newt to run for POTUS. No, my friends, it's
much more than that.
My hat's off to...
Rick Perry left the Democrat Party because of politicians like
Al Gore. Ron Paul left the GOP because of politicians like Ronald
Reagan; however, that's not the story Paul told Iowa voters in a TV
spot. In fact, he basically told them the opposite of the truth.
This is actually rather helpful in coming to understand Ron
Paul's politics. It's claimed that the John Birch Society
re-entered the political mainstream in 2010. Many people dispute that and objected,
some also boycotted CPAC due to JBS's 2010 participation.
The JBS was a co-sponsor of the 2010 Conservative Political
Time was, there were huge debates and often heated arguments
between bloggers out here over Ann Coulter. It boiled down to, is
her style worth it? Does it attract, or turn off potential allies?
In that sense, Bill Jacobson has it wrong.
Coulter isn't becoming "a political kamikaze." She's always