Romney goes after the gun vote

Romney goes after the gun vote

Mitt Romney‘s speech to the National Rifle Association is a high-profile chance for the Republican presidential candidate to woo conservatives who have viewed him warily for years. The address on Friday in St. Louis also comes at a moment of heightened national concern about gun use because of the explosive Florida case in which a […]

Time for Romney to mend fences

Time for Romney to mend fences

Now is the time for Mitt Romney to mend his Republican fences and bring around those dubious voters who kept spurning him for Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and others to the right. After a nasty primary battle, his challenge is to somehow excite the party’s staunchest conservatives without alienating the independent voters he’ll need to […]

With Santorum out, Romney still faces distractions from Gingrich, Paul

With Santorum out, Romney still faces distractions from Gingrich, Paul

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum’s surprise withdrawal from the GOP Presidential sweepstakes Tuesday leaves the road more or less clear for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to wrap up the nomination by June. But Romney is not home free.  Backbenchers Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul remain in the race and while neither has a chance […]

GOP superdelegates: It’s over and Romney is the nominee

GOP superdelegates: It’s over and Romney is the nominee

It’s over, and Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP nominee for president. That’s the growing consensus among Republican National Committee members who will automatically attend the party’s national convention this summer and can support any candidate they choose. Even some RNC members who support other candidates begrudgingly say the math doesn’t add up […]

Social Darwinism as a political issue

Social Darwinism as a political issue

Social Darwinism, a popular topic in the 19th and early 20th centuries, is making its way into modern American politics. President Barack Obama invoked the theory this week to criticize his likely Republican presidential challenger, Mitt Romney, for embracing a new House GOP budget-slashing plan. Obama argued that the plan was “thinly veiled social Darwinism.” […]

For Romney, the full focus is now on Obama and November

For Romney, the full focus is now on Obama and November

For all practical purposes, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney captured the Republican nomination for President Tuesday, sweeping primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia and passing the halfway point in securing the delegates needed for nomination. Having dispatched a multitude of on-again, off-again pretenders to the GOP throne, Romney can now turn his […]