Politics

Is ‘New Newt’ an electable commodity?

Is ‘New Newt’ an electable commodity?

Meet the “New Newt,” a repackaged Newt Gingrich currently grabbing the spotlight as the GOP flavor of the month in a crowded and volatile race for the presidential nomination. Some see him as the long-sought conservative alternative to frontrunner Mitt Romney. Others see him as just another Washington establishment hack with too much political baggage […]

Gingrichs gains key endorsement, surges in polls

Gingrichs gains key endorsement, surges in polls

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich‘s political star continued to rise over the weekend with an endorsement from the powerful Manchester Union Leader and new polls showing him surpassing Ron Paul for second place in the key primary state. “Newt’s on the rise, there’s no doubt about that,” a veteran GOP political operative told […]

Ohmigod! Obama, Romney, Gingrich and Santorum forget God on Thanksgiving

Ohmigod!  Obama, Romney, Gingrich and Santorum forget God on Thanksgiving

Memo to President Barack Obama:  When offering gratitude for Thanksgiving, don’t forget a Supreme Being. The President forgot to thank God for Thanksgiving and he’s catching hell for the oversight. Religious conservatives, right-wing talk show hosts and God-knows-who else are sounding off on the issue. But while the rabid right is pounding Obama for leaving […]

Ron Paul’s niche support: Solid but not enough

Ron Paul’s niche support: Solid but not enough

Ron Paul‘s niche support among specific libertarian and right-wing voters keeps him hovering near first place in Iowa as state’s unique caucus primary system approaches but his band of rabid supporters forget one thing. A win in Iowa doesn’t translate into long-term political success or the Republican nomination for President. Just ask former Arkansas Governor […]

Gingrich rolls the dice in latest GOP gabfest

Gingrich rolls the dice in latest GOP gabfest

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich took his shoot-from-the-lip political nature into the latest GOP presidential debate Tuesday and wandered into dangerous and uncharted territory on immigration and Social Security. It was vintage Gingrich, unleashing the riverboat gambler style that served him during is contentious days in Congress. Instead of playing it safe, Gingrich […]

GOP establishment worried about its ‘loony list’ of candidates

GOP establishment worried about its ‘loony list’ of candidates

As the Republican Party struggles to find a candidate with the best chance to beat Barack Obama in 2012, it faces a major problem: A proliferation of flawed, scandal-scarred candidates who — if successful — could doom the party’s changes of reclaiming the White House. Capitol Hill Blue has learned that a confidential “loony list” […]

Sadly, class is not a prerequisite for the presidency

Sadly, class is not a prerequisite for the presidency

A commenter on one of Capitol Hill Blue’s recent stories noted that GOP presidential contender Ron Paul has more “class” than another challenger — the constantly whiny Michelle Bachmann. That’s true — and if class had any bearing in presidential elections, Paul would be a frontrunner instead of a second tier contender who has no […]