Rick Perry Will Not Run Again for Governor

By: Monday July 8, 2013 2:47 pm

Monday afternoon Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) announced that he will not seek yet another term. Perry has been the longest serving governor in Texas history. This is mostly good news for the Republican party in Texas. Perry has become somewhat unpopular after so many years in office. According to a new Public Policy Polling survey [...]

Was Santorum A Good Candidate or Simply the Least Awful of the Non-Romneys?

By: Wednesday April 11, 2012 11:20 am

Even though Rick Santorum has ended his campaign for the Republican nomination, he did achieve something rather impressive. Despite having little money or media buzz, he managed to become the only true anti-Romney alternative in what was a very crowded field. He won 11 contests, far more than any other candidate besides Romney. Once the [...]

Romney Can’t Help Accidentally Reminding People He Is Super Rich

By: Friday February 24, 2012 2:36 pm

Mitt Romney is extremely rich. In itself that is not necessarily a political problem. Americans vote for rich politicians all the time and rarely begrudge “honest” success stories. What is a problem for Romney is that it is starting to seem as if he has been so incredibly rich for so long he can’t appreciate [...]

Late Night FDL: Mitt Romney’s Incredible Wealth in Perspective

By: Wednesday January 25, 2012 5:46 pm

Mitt Romney brings in just over $20 million a year according to his most recent tax returns. That is a lot of money. Let’s try to put that amount of income in perspective by comparing it to the income earned by an average hourly wage employee. Mr. Romney didn’t “earn” that money; he just collected [...]

Mitt Romney’s Bad Week

By: Friday January 20, 2012 4:40 pm

One week ago Mitt Romney was riding high. He had a 23 point lead in the Gallup national polling, held a big lead in South Carolina and was on track to quickly wrapping up the nomination. A lot has changed in just seven days. Romney’s national lead has dropped to just 10 points, still large [...]

Rick Perry Giving Up

By: Thursday January 19, 2012 10:20 am

Rick Perry is going to end his campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. Perry will hold a press conference in North Charleston, South Carolina at 11 am where he is expect to publicly make his announcement. The AP and Politico both report that Perry will endorse Newt Gingrich after dropping out of the race. [...]

Republican Base Still Sees GOP Presidential Field As Lackluster

By: Tuesday January 10, 2012 12:45 pm

The Republican base is still not particularly enthusiastic about the field of potential presidential nominees according to Pew Research. From Pew: In 2008, both Democrats and Republicans grew increasingly satisfied with the quality of the candidates for their party’s nomination as the campaign progressed. By contrast, the continued lackluster ratings offered by Republicans this year [...]

Iowa Caucus Tonight: Predictions and Wild Card Factors

By: Tuesday January 3, 2012 12:13 pm

Finally, after a very long campaign defined by too many debates, an endless parade of short lived surges to first place and frankly some incredible silliness combined with SuperPAC negative ads, people will actually start voting in Iowa on who will become the Republican party’s presidential nominee. The Iowa caucus will start at 7 pm [...]

Iowa Looking Very Good for Romney

By: Thursday December 29, 2011 3:06 pm

With less than a week until the Iowa Caucuses, things are looking for good for Mitt Romney. The recent polls find him leading in the state or coming in a close second behind Ron Paul. Either would be a positive outcome for the Romney campaign. Obviously if Romney wins Iowa that would clearly be a [...]

Is Ron Paul Now the Most Electable Republican?

By: Monday December 5, 2011 1:55 pm

He seems to be in Iowa, at least according to the latest NBC/Marist poll. The poll found that in a theoretical general election match up, Ron Paul is the only candidate polling close to President Obama in Iowa, while all other Republican candidates are trailing him badly in the state. According to the poll, in [...]

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