The Democrats have their candidate for 2012. Republicans don't. Therein lays the big difference as we move into October.Obama has the challenge of shaping his campaign for a second term. The Republicans have the problem of finding the candidate who fits the shape of their campaign of heat and hate for three years now.Obama has to decide... read more
Anybody but Romney! That’s the call from the Tea Party, even after Romney’s solid debate performance against Gov. Rick Perry in Florida last week. And who did Florida Republicans favor in the weekend’s straw poll? Neither of the frontrunners…Instead, businessman Herman Cain won 37 percent of the vote in the Sunshine State, more than Romney and... read more
Is Rick Perry the latest Republican flameout? Following Trump and Bachmann, Perry looked real. He doesn't look as real today. He had the worst week of his young campaign, culminating in his big loss in the Florida straw poll Saturday. Contrarian opinion here from the New York Times' Nate Silver. read more
Let me finish tonight with the Peace Corps. In the fall of 1951, a young US Congressman went on Meet the Press and told about a recent trip he'd made overseas. He told with dismay how disappointed he was with the people representing America. He said he'd talked to college audiences and found lots of young people who would love to go... read more
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