I don't think the Republican Party is enjoying a robust competition for its nomination. In a year when you would expect a feisty, combustive all-out battle for the presidential nomination - the chance to go one-on-one with a weakened Democratic president - you would expect to see several serious candidates testing each other's... read more
The Republican DebateRomney looks invincible, Perry looks asleep. One interesting note on last night's debate, which focused on the economy, is the hatred reserved for Rep. Barney Frank. Newt Gingrich even said Rep. Frank should be in jail for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill. And Mitt Romney has a record of flip-flopping on the... read more
With Mitt Romney closing in on the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, how can President Barack Obama successfully run against him? Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele and Democratic strategist Mark Penn discuss. watch
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