2012 Republican Primaries  (Page 16)

So Tell Me About Newt

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 6:30pm 5/15/2011 at 6:30pm

(Originally posted on 5/12/11 but lost in the Big Blogger Blackout of 2011, brought back to life courtesy of the Restore Honor and Sanity (and missing Legal Insurrection posts) Project)(modified to remove video embeds).

The interview on Hannity last night almost has me believing.

Yes, I know, baggage. The name. But …. he...

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Mike Huckabee Not Running

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 8:55pm 5/14/2011 at 8:55pm

Back in January I asked, So Tell Me About Mike Huckabee.  The comments were not very favorable.

I was neutral to favorable on Huckabee.  But it’s not a choice.  He announced tonight that his heart is not in it.

Now that Huckabee is out, what do you think?

Updates – My thoughts in random order:

  • Whatever his...
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Mr. Daniels goes to Washington

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 2:37pm 5/4/2011 at 2:37pm
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Saturday Night Card Game (Mitt Romney Gives Race Card Players The Rope With Which To Hang Him)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 5:30pm 4/30/2011 at 5:30pm

This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

And on the 75th episode of the Saturday Night Card Game, we again ponder how we have reached the point where words or expressions...

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So Tell Me About Paul Ryan

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 8:59am 4/27/2011 at 8:59am

Specifically, tell me about Paul Ryan as a presidential candidate, now that there are murmurings that he may jump in.

Why not?  Republicans are going to have to defend the Ryan plan, who better to do it than Ryan. 

Someone who conveys a seriousness about policy without being a Washington, D.C. insider, who would...

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Sorry Doesn’t Seem To Be TPaw’s Hardest Word

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 1:29pm 3/29/2011 at 1:29pm

I have suggested long ago and again that Mitt Romney’s best strategy on Romneycare simply would be to admit it was a mistake, even though honest and serious distinctions could be drawn between Obamacare and Romneycare.  He has not done that, and the political wound still festers.

Tim Pawlenty understands the power...

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Spicy Polenta for President

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 18, 2011 at 6:30am 3/18/2011 at 6:30am

Tim Pawlenty has hired Lucas Biaino to help spice up Pawlenty’s image, according to HuffPo:

His job is to make Pawlenty appear larger than life. And he’s good at it.

“Lucas can make rather emotionless things emotional, so good for the rap on Pawlenty!” emailed veteran GOP admaker Fred Davis, who produced...

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So Tell Me About Jon Huntsman

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 7:00pm 3/6/2011 at 7:00pm

Per posts at The Hill and Ben Smith, the Obama administration is playing its usual childish games, this time heaping praise on Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman, former Republican Governor of Utah, for the purpose of undermining Huntsman’s appeal to Republican voters should Huntsman choose to run for President.  Or maybe...

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If “She Can’t Win,” Then Neither Can We

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 21, 2011 at 3:52pm 1/21/2011 at 3:52pm

I have been addressing in some detail the assertion that Sarah Palin should not be seriously considered by Republican voters because Palin cannot win a general election, so I will not repeat myself. 

Admittedly, I have been somewhat narrow in my focus, driven by circumstances that the “can’t win” meme is being used currently against Palin...

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John Hinderaker’s Weak Defense Of His Palin Political Premortem

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 12:10pm 1/20/2011 at 12:10pm

wrote yesterday about John Hinderaker’s post at Powerline, Sarah Palin for President, Forget About It.

While Hinderaker does not respond to my post, he does <...

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Dem Pollster – Palin Down 10% To Obama, Romney Even

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 7:45pm 1/19/2011 at 7:45pm

To read some of the reviews telling Sarah Palin it’s over as to any hope of winning a general election, you would think she would be down in the polls versus Obama by an enormous margin, particularly if a poll were taken in the days after the Tucson shooting when the...

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The Republican Party Can’t Win Without The Support of Palin Supporters

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 8:02am 12/2/2010 at 8:02am

I posted yesterday about Ed Rollins being the latest of the “I knew Reagan” types to use a variation on Lloyd Bentsen’s “You’re no Jack Kennedy” line against Sarah Palin.

Rollins was Mike Huckabee’s campaign manager in the 2008 cycle, and guess who Rollins thought was the next Ronald Reagan:

“Governor Huckabee has probably...

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Mitt Romney, The Responsibility Candidate?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 10:12am 12/1/2010 at 10:12am

“To err is human.  I had what at the time seemed like a good idea as to how to expand health care coverage, but it turned out wrong.  I’ll take part of the blame, but others who acted beyond my control also share in the blame.  The key thing is to learn...

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So Tell Me About Tim Pawlenty

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 1:05pm 11/23/2010 at 1:05pm

One of my theories is that the best chance to defeat Obama in 2012 is to make the election about Obama, not about the Republican candidate.  The Obama record is so abysmal, and the Obama aura so shattered, that 2012 could be a repeat of 2010. 

Each of the current top 4...

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