Monthly Archives: December 2011

The $20 Million SuperPAC May Be Coming Too Late to Rescue Newt

Per Politico, casino magnate Sheldon Adelstien has pledged $20 million to a SuperPAC supporting Newt Gingrich: Sources with direct knowledge of the $20 million figure, who requested anonymity, told POLITICO that Adelson planned to cut a check to one of … Continue reading

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Is Gingrich Really Leading Romney in Michigan? Dirty Trick Polling (and a Gullible Press)

Yesterday there was a buzz that Michigan-born Mitt Romney was trailing Newt Gingrich in the Great Lakes State. That may be the case, but if so we should look for confirmation somewhere other than a press release from longtime Romney-haters … Continue reading

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Swagger? Bring It On?

Yesterday, asked if his terrorism policies were appeasement, Barack Obama gave a hard-edged answer: “Ask Osama bin Laden and the 22 out of 30 top al Qaeda leaders who’ve been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement.” Greg Sargent … Continue reading

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The Republicans’ Financial Catastrophe

There’s been a lot written in the last few days about how in the Republican primary money supposedly isn’t as important as it was in the past. Poppycock. The reason it’s supposedly not important is that other than Romney and … Continue reading

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Do Not Despair, We Shall Not Lose The War on Christmas

According to Rick Perry, we’re under attack: gays are serving in our military, and we can’t trust them to fight with all their heart in defending Christmas. Or something like that. But regardless of what Perry says, we all know … Continue reading

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What Republican Establishment?

I’m not sure he has paying candidate clients anymore, but Mike Murphy was once a big deal among Republican media consultants. He worked for McCain in 2000, but appears to now be more of a pundit and bomb thrower mocking … Continue reading

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Who Would Be Mitt’s Palin?

Ed Kilgore is right–and when isn’t he?–that National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru makes a  pretty good case for why conservatives should support Mitt Romney. But this seems to be a bit fanciful and is leaving out a key fact: Romney cannot win in … Continue reading

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