davidl on August 14th, 2009

Obama’s not leading. He’s campaigning, and doing that on a float of ignorance about the very bill he touts. Giuliani has it right — this is the President with no leadership clothes at all Ed Morrissey, Hot Air. Ed echos a theme Kyle-Anne touched on the other day: Leaders don’t fall from the sky without […]

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davidl on March 28th, 2008

It still seems a long shot, but could Rudi Guiliani still make to the White House, in 2013?    New York has been a stepping stone for governors aspiring to become president, both Roosevelt’s,  Thomas Dewey, and even George Pataki.    The New York Post reports that if David Paterson resigned and a special election if called, Guiliani […]

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Billy notes a comment at Wonkette, complaining about smoke stacks: “We should start bombing North Carolina.” … and notes: That’s exactly what all the false equivocations of the thing add up to. Exactly so. And I think I can demonstrate this clearly: We should Bomb Denver’s convention center on August 25th.  We’d eliminate the largest […]

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Yes, Civil war in both parties seems likely to me. The usual suspects are already complaining about civil war happening in the Democratic Party…. Frank Rich, at the New York Times, for example, perhaps without intending to, marks the revolution on the Democrat side as one being fought by the press: The same news media […]

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Eric Florack on January 30th, 2008

James Joyner: Ben Smith and David Paul Kuhn argue that poor showing in this campaign “seems also to mark the beginning of the end of a period in Republican politics that began on Sept. 11, 2001.” “There’s a paradox for Rudy,” said former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey, who was a member of the 9/11 Commission. […]

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Eric Florack on January 29th, 2008

Campaign Spot: The first wave of exit poll numbers, including absentees: McCain 34.3 percent, Romney 32.6 percent, Giuliani 15.3 percent, Huckabee 12 percent. Which pretty much writes the end of Rudy’s story, as we discussed here several times in the last few days.

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Eric Florack on January 23rd, 2008

That question is going to be a little strange to answer. Hawkins says : My instinct is that poll is probably a little more representative of how things would work in the real world. Fred Thompson’s supporters would probably break down like so, * A significant group of them go for the most conservative remaining […]

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Eric Florack on January 20th, 2008

Victor Davis Hanson at The Corner earlier today: It seems that Romney, Thompson, and Huckabee supporters might at least consider that there is a chance that McCain will be nominated and these “I’ll sit it out” conservatives should begin thinking of the consequences of Presidents Hillary and Bill. My guess is that McCain could still […]

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Eric Florack on January 19th, 2008

RENO, Nev. —AP- John Edwards and Hillary Rodham Clinton criticized Barack Obama’s praise of the Republican Party and Ronald Reagan – an anathema for many Democrats, particularly union members considered crucial to winning Nevada’s Democratic caucuses Saturday.Obama responded by suggesting Clinton would be a “president whose plans change with the politics of the moment” as […]

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Eric Florack on January 9th, 2008

Memo to the Paulbots: If 9/11 was an inside job, you’d not be alive to talk about it today. Think about all of what the hijackers had to do that day to accomplish what they did. You really think your elimination is such a challenge to people who could pull all that off? And yes, […]

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Eric Florack on January 8th, 2008

Doctor Thomas Sowell is always a great read. Today’s no exception. (Real Clear Politics) By far the best presentation as a candidate, among all the candidates in both parties, is that of Barack Obama. But if he actually believes even half of the irresponsible nonsense he talks, he would be an utter disaster in the […]

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Eric Florack on January 4th, 2008

Was installing a new screen in my Palm Pilot, tonight. While working, I had a chance to mentally break down each candidate with respect to Iowa. Some notes in no particular Order: Mike Huckabee; Huckabee did about as well as I expected. Iowa is a place where the Evangelical Christian band does pretty well, and […]

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davidl on December 19th, 2007

Fred explained Mike Huckabee if a few short words: He is not a consevative.   Paul Mirengoff, Powerline, is a wee bit more verbose:. Huckabee seems to believe he deserves a “pass” by virtue of his status as an evangelical and the fact that evangelicals have supported Republicans. That’s a dangerous mind set. Other serious Republican […]

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Eric Florack on December 14th, 2007

It really has been mortifying to watch The National Review going supine for nothing but the value of winning the next election. That they would endorse Mitt Romney is just pathetic, and a glaring sign of the times. Kathryn Jean Lopez should be ashamed of herself, but she’s too dizzy for that and there is […]

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Drudge confirms something I’ve suspected for a while, now: **Exclusive** Democrat party officials are avoiding any and all criticism of Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee, insiders reveal. The Democratic National Committee has told staffers to hold all fire, until he secures the party’s nomination. The directive has come down from the highest levels within the […]