Santorum sweep scrambles GOP primary sweepstakes

Santorum sweep scrambles GOP primary sweepstakes

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum delivered a three-strike punch against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney‘s claim to the Republican Presidential nomination Tuesday, sweeping caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado and winning a non-binding primary in Missouri. Romney came in second in Colorado and Missouri and fell to third in Minnesota — his lowest finish yet in […]

Halftime in America

Halftime in America

Clint Eastwood popped up in a Super Bowl ad at halftime Sunday night — not dispatching bad guys as Dirty Harry or snuffing outlaws in a spaghetti western. Nope, Clint was shilling for Chrysler Corp., talking about jobs, manufacturing and quality — traits some say are lost in this nation. But the ad also spotlighted […]

Romney tops the other GOP losers in Nevada

Romney tops the other GOP losers in Nevada

  As expected, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Nevada caucuses. As expected, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich finished a distant second but vowed to stay in the race until the bitter end. As expected, Texas Congressman Ron Paul finished an even-more-distant third but his small but ardent band of supporters treated […]

Newt Gingrich’s latest — and most blatant — hypocrisy

Newt Gingrich’s latest — and most blatant — hypocrisy

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the Republican bomb thrower who turned dissension into public policy, now says he is “sick and tired” of candidates who deploy divisive tactics. Now Gingrich says he is the candidate to “unite America.” Say what? “I want to be a President for all Americans,” Gingrich said Wednesday. This […]

What now for Republicans?

What now for Republicans?

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich‘s thumping of pre-determined frontrunner Mitt Romney in South Carolina’s GOP primary Saturday has party leaders expressing concerns in conference calls and huddling to figure out how to salvage what has become a disaster in the party’s efforts to find a credible candidate to challenge President Barack Obama. With […]

Romney’s rapid fall from the top

Romney’s rapid fall from the top

At the beginning of the week, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had two primary wins and appeared headed for an easy victory in conservative South Carolina. By week’s end, he was down to just one primary win and heads for Florida 1 and 2. What happened? On one hand, Newt Gingrich happened.  The bombastic former […]

Derailing the Romney Express

Derailing the Romney Express

Are Republicans so determined to put a right-winger at the top of their Presidential ticket that they will nominate anyone — including a serial adulterer with serious ethics problems — rather than Mitt Romney? That seems to be the sentiment as South Carolina GOP voters head to the polls Saturday and appear ready to give […]

It is Gingrich who is despicable and appalling

It is Gingrich who is despicable and appalling

Newt Gingrich, the serial adulterer, the philandering ex-husband of two wives he dumped during affairs with other women, the unabashed liar who preaches “family values” while screwing around, claims anyone who questions him about his lifestyle is “despicable.” “The destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this […]