Archive for December, 2007

Republican Like Me

By mw | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Libertarian, Republicans, Ron Paul

For a year the idea had haunted me, and Thursday night it returned more insistently than ever. If a Democrat became a Republican in San Francisco, what adjustments would he have to make? What is it like to experience discrimination based on political belief…

December 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Fox News Excludes Ron Paul From New Hampshire Debate?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, New Hampshire, Ron Paul

That’s the word on the street and it makes absolutely no sense. They’re going to keep a guy out who will have easily raised over $20 million once Q4 is over? And let’s not forget how slanted Fox News is towards conservatives, so this move seems like, well, it’s designed to hurt Paul’s support in […]

December 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

George Bush = Anti-Reagan

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Polls, Republicans

Strategic Vision asked Iowa Republicans what they thought about W: 2. Do you see President George W. Bush as a conservative Republican in the mode of Ronald Reagan? (Republicans Only) Yes 7% No 72% Undecided 21% Ouch. Tweet

December 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Romney’s Woes

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Money, Romney

I doubt he’ll run out of money, but the following says a lot about his inability to gain true front runner status. From The Huffington Post: From a purely business point of view the past four weeks have marked an extraordinary setback for the Romney campaign. Since January 1, 2007, the former Massachusetts governor has […]

December 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

McCain Attacks Romney With His Own Words

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in McCain, Republicans, Romney

Question for Republicans…since your party painted John Kerry as such a flip flopper in 2004, do you really think it’s wise to nominate Romney? Because ads like the following will no doubt pop up time and time again in the general election. And isn’t it interesting the ad was created by some media consultants who […]

December 28th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

This Is A Change Election

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Hillary, Iowa, Polls

In poll after poll, voters are saying they want new ideas as opposed to experience. From Bloomberg: If the desire for dramatic change is on voters’ minds over the next 11 days in Iowa and New Hampshire, Obama enjoys real advantages. Democrats in both states say the need for new ideas is more important than […]

December 27th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Ron Paul Plays Religion Card In New Ad

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Religion, Ron Paul

First he said this… “It reminds me of what Sinclair Lewis once said. He says, ‘when fascism comes to this country, it will be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross.’ Now I don’t know whether that’s a fair assessment or not, but you wonder about using a cross, like he is the only Christian […]

December 27th, 2007 | Permalink| 50 Comments »

Biden To Play Spoiler?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Biden, Iowa

(AP Photo by Evan Vucci) Joe Biden is sort of like the anti-Obama. He’s deeply entrenched in Washington, is a firm believer in the process and has a boatload of national legislative experience. So will that help him make an impact in Iowa? Well, if you ask Joe Biden… DES MOINES – – Joe Biden […]

December 27th, 2007 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Benazir Bhutto Killed

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Pakistan, The War On Terrorism, The World

What an extremely sad day. From CNN: RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistan former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has died after a suicide bombing that killed at least 14 of her supporters, ex-government spokesman Tariq Azim Khan and Pakistan’s primary television networks said. Bhutto suffered bullet wounds in the aftermath of the bomb attack, TV networks […]

December 27th, 2007 | Permalink| 22 Comments »

Obama: Politically Agnostic?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack

Interesting New Yorker article out earlier this year that I missed. Key paragraph: He doesn’t often criticize the Bush Administration directly; in New Hampshire recently, he told his audience, “I’m a Democrat. I’m considered a progressive Democrat. But if a Republican or a Conservative or a libertarian or a free-marketer has a better idea, I […]

December 26th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »