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S.C. Debate Moment of Night — Newt tackles race card play, slams it to ground

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2012
Probably the highlight of the night, crowd and Twitter went wild: Rich Lowry: Tom Bevan: Related: “You have maybe two weeks to Stop Worrying and Start Loving Romney”
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Republican South Carolina Debate

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2012
Endgame Analysis:  I don’t think Romney was mortally wounded, but he did stammer through some key issues such as the release of his tax returns.  Clearly Newt had almost all of and the biggest moments.  Probably Rick Perry’s best debate, Santorum was uneven.  Probably Ron Paul’s worst debate. If Newt’s goal was…
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Hezbollah bomb plot disrupted in Thailand

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2012
We are approaching the 4th Anniversary of the assassination of Hezbollah terror mastermind Imad Mughniyeh in Syria, presumably by the Israelis although there has never been any public proof. Hezbollah has sought revenge, so far without success.  A major attack was just thwarted in Thailand: A foreign suspect with alleged links to Hezbollah…
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“from the very beginning, Obama was playing a long game”

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2012
The inflammatory Newsweek cover, and the heaping of praise on Obama by Andrew Sullivan, distract from the most important point of Sullivan’s article at The Daily Beast, quoted in the title above. Obama has accomplished a lot for the Left in America.  He wants to accomplish a lot more.  Given time, he will. Failing to recognize…
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“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a thread on LI get so heated and nasty”

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2012
That was the reaction of more than one reader in response to the comments on the post Saturday Night Card Game (How nasty will the general election race card get? This nasty).  I agree. I’m not sure at what point lines get crossed, but I certainly don’t want to see the comment section here…
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Clarity

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2012
Six hours in the car alone with large gaps in radio coverage (or at least any radio you would want to listen to) can have a clarifying effect. And so it did: We are on a path to nominate someone who campaigned against Reagan, campaigned against the Contract with America, campaigned against those…
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Open

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2012
On the road for a while more, so tell us what’s going on.
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Cash on the line

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2012
It’s been widely reported that Mitt Romney handed a woman some cash to help her out as he worked a rope line in South Carolina. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player I’m all in favor of helping people in need, but when a politician does it publicly during a campaign, it raises an authenticity…
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Things you may have missed

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2012
Over the weekend (is this still the weekend for you?): How nasty will the general election race card get? This nasty “Tea Party” in Fromanize is spelled “t-e-r-r-o-r-i-s-t” Going Godwin to defend Bain Remembering Tony Blankley Something New at LI Spy-CounterSpy In The Middle East
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Romney’s ‘Kenyan’ tax returns

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2012
Ann Coulter already told us that Tea Partiers opposed to Mitt Romney were just a bunch of “birthers” (emphasis mine): Pemmaraju pressed Coulter on Romney’s conservatism, adding that the Tea Party has resisted him strongly, an indication he may not be as conservative as she thinks. Coulter replied that the Tea Party was…
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Bullitt wasn’t the word I had in mind

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2012
when I saw this vehicle with Veterans for Obama bumper stickers. Thanks to reader Zach, who writes: No comment… This was taken in Horseshoe, NC near beautiful Asheville. Keep up the great work ya’ll!
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Huntsman withdrawing, endorsing Romney — already has taken down anti-Romney ads from YouTube

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2012
Jon Huntsman will withdraw from the race tomorrow and endorse Mitt Romney: Jon Huntsman will withdraw Monday from the race for the Republican presidential nomination, campaign officials told The Associated Press on Sunday. Huntsman will endorse Mitt Romney at an event in South Carolina, the officials said. Huntsman believes Romney is the best…
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Life imitating art, or something like that

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2012
This ad actually is going to run on television in South Carolina, although in a small buy on a single station. It will be viewed by far more on the internet. I think this will help Romney. The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive
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All that remains of Occupy Harvard are tiny tiny tents

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2012
Occupy Harvard came to an inglorious end. What was left of the encampment was blown down by strong winds, and carted away Friday evening.  People were heard yelling,, “they took the dome, they took the ….ing dome”: Occupy Harvard issued the following statement: Thank you to all those in the Harvard community and beyond who…
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