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 […]

Is Rick Santorum a real alternative to Mitt Romney?

Is Rick Santorum a real alternative to Mitt Romney?

For months, right-wing Republicans have searched for a lasting”alternative” to frontrunner Mitt Romney. Flash-in-the-pan pretenders came and went: Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, et. al.  For a while it looked like former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich would seize the mantle but that prospect scared the hell out of most Republicans and he […]

Whitney Houston’s death not worth all the media hoopla

Whitney Houston’s death not worth all the media hoopla

Over the last three days, President Barack Obama tried to put out the political fire his administration started over forcing faith-based organizations to administer birth control. Mitt Romney scored a twofer with wins in the Maine caucus and the Conservative Political Action straw poll. We started getting a hint what the President’s budget will look […]

The continuing hypocrisy of Ron Paul and his flock of sheep

The continuing hypocrisy of Ron Paul and his flock of sheep

As Texas Congressman and long-time libertarian Ron Paul comes under more and more scrutiny, more and more examples of his political hypocrisy come to the forefront. The Presidential candidate who preaches austerity buys full-fare airline tickets so he can bump up to first class on his many airline trips.  He talks about honesty in government […]

Gut-wrenching social issues return to forefront of Campaign 2012

Gut-wrenching social issues return to forefront of Campaign 2012

This was supposed to be an election where America’s struggling economy takes center stage. Then social issues got in the way. Republican strategists know they can’t win on the economy. “We’re weak on economic issues,” a GOP strategist admitted to Capitol Hill Blue this week. “The modest rebounds we’re seeing right now will most likely […]