Sunday Morning Comin’ Down

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down

A girlfriend gave me a copy of Kris Kristofferson‘s album “The Silver Tongued Devil and I” in 1975. I was 27, newly divorced, playing the field and partying like the devil himself. “Listen to the song ‘The Pilgrim,’” she said. “I thought of you when I first heard it.”

Santorum announces a war on obscenity. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong one

Santorum announces a war on obscenity.  Unfortunately, it’s the wrong one

Right-wing GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum upped the ante Sunday on his pledge to launch a war on obscenity if elected to the nation’s top political job. No, not a war against the obscenity that is American politics and government but an all-out assault on pornography — the kind where people have sex in books, […]

Newt Gingrich’s delusional view of himself and America

Newt Gingrich’s delusional view of himself and America

Fading Republican Presidential contender Newt Gingrich just can’t understand why the media, the voters and his GOP counterparts can’t “comprehend” his “big ideas” for America. With his fundraising drying up, virtually no endorsements from the GOP establishment he once represented as Speaker of the House and nothing left but his massive ego, Gingrich continues to […]

Santorum wins Kansas but Romney scores more delegates elsewhere

Santorum wins Kansas  but Romney scores more delegates elsewhere

Rick Santorum captured the Kansas GOP presidential caucuses with ease Saturday, scoring 51 percent of the vote. The rest of the four-man field didn’t even come close:  Mitt Romney second with 21 percent, Newt Gingrich third at 14 percent and Ron Paul bringing up the rear with 12.5 percent. Romney and Gingrich all but wrote […]

Romney’s Southern act: That dog won’t hunt

Romney’s Southern act: That dog won’t hunt

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — a child of privilege raised in the shielded confines of wealth far from the poverty and working class lifestyles of many Southerners — now feels that saying y’all” and chowing down on grits will somehow make him palatable south of the Mason-Dixon line. There’s an old Southern saying: “That […]

Will Tuesday be super for Mitt Romney?

Will Tuesday be super for Mitt Romney?

As Super Tuesday approaches, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to have regained momentum in his quest for the Republican Presidential nomination. In Ohio, the state that many political watchers consider critical and key among the 10 state contests Tuesday, Romney has closed what was once a double-deficit lead by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum […]

Can Romney survive a loss in Michigan?

Can Romney survive a loss in Michigan?

On paper, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shouldn’t need to break a sweat to win the Feb. 28 Michigan primary. He won the state easily in 2008. He’s the native son of a legendary governor and part of a famous automotive power. But polls show Romney trailing a surging Rick Santorum by as much as […]