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Obama routs Clinton in South Carolina primary

Senator Barack Obama has won the South Carolina Democratic primary by a substantial margin, easily defeating Hillary Clinton and John Edwards. Obama pulled in more votes than all his opponents combined,…

The value of a vote

I am always amazed at the number of people who are willing to say on national television that they decide for whom they will vote in presidential primaries when they…

Thompson lacked substance

Post-mortems on Fred Thompson's short presidential run focus on how the actor and former senator ran his campaign. Started late, poorly managed, lack of enthusiasm, etc. But these analyses miss the…

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…