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Timeout on political ads

With the closest thing we have to a national presidential primary coming just two days after the Super Bowl, some fear that the sports sanctity of the football championship might…

This week on the campaign trail

It’s really scary out there

I don't know about you, but the closer we get to finding out who will be the GOP and Democratic presidential nominees, the edgier I become. As the mud flies, all…

When it’s time to quit

What kind of ego drives a man to continue for years to seek an office he has no chance of winning? Particularly when that job is the presidency of the…

Stop! Go! Beware!

With Mike Huckabee down and Fred Thompson out in Florida, Tuesday's Sunshine State primary promises a three-way brawl among Rudolph Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney. Voters there, and beyond,…

Hillary’s defender-in-chief

It started with dismissive talk of a fairy tale, then deteriorated into more of a nightmare. As he campaigns for his wife, Bill Clinton has been taking aim at her rival…

Kucinich drops White House bid

Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich is abandoning his second bid for the White House. In an interview with Cleveland's Plain Dealer, the six-term congressman said he was quitting the race…

Politics heads South

The center of gravity in the intense battles for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations has now moved South, notably to Florida and South Carolina. John McCain won the latter…

Rudy fades in California

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who for months was the first presidential choice of California Republicans, may have blown it. A new statewide Field Poll is the latest survey to…

Mexico could be a factor

An unexpected factor in the presidential election this year might not come from a primary. Instead, Mexico President Felipe Calderon might play that role. Calderon's mid-February visit to the United…