Ron Paul

Why is Ron Paul still in the GOP race? Follow the money

Why is Ron Paul still in the GOP race?  Follow the money

Three time Presidential loser Ron Paul is – technically – the last “anybody but Romney” contender left in the once crowded list of wannabes for the  GOP nomination of President. Technically because Paul is not a contender. He never was. He’s lost twice before. He’s already lost this year.  That makes him a three-time loser. […]

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 […]

Santorum’s show playing to mostly empty rooms

Santorum’s show playing to mostly empty rooms

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum’s rural road show is running out of gas. The candidate once considered the last remaining serious contender to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the GOP Presidential nomination is playing to nearly empty houses. Campaigning in Wisconsin, where he hopes the rural redneck vote will pull help him upset frontrunner […]

The GOP base: Stupid is as stupid does

The GOP base: Stupid is as stupid does

In too many ways, the Republican Party deserves Rick Santorum. He’s tailor-made for the right-wing fanatics, Bible-thumpers and racists that dominate the party of the elephant. “As long as the GOP chooses to let the extreme right dominate its base it is doomed to find political failures like Rick Santorum,” longtime political activist Samuel Glasden […]

Grueling campaign leaves candidates exhausted, mistake-prone

Grueling campaign leaves candidates exhausted, mistake-prone

It’s a good thing the GOP presidential race slows down from here: The candidates are even more tired than the voters. And, boy, does it show. Mitt Romney, who scaled back his public schedule this week to get a break, has slept in his own bed just twice since Christmas. Rick Santorum‘s been making the […]

Illinois voters wanted candidate to beat Obama

Illinois voters wanted candidate to beat Obama

Voters hunting for a candidate who can defeat President Barack Obama and with the proper experience helped vault Mitt Romney to victory Tuesday in Illinois’ presidential primary, according to results of an exit poll of voters. His win was also powered by robust margins from people worried about the economy and federal deficits. Main challenger […]

Romney scores key victory in Illinois primary

Romney scores key victory in Illinois primary

Mitt Romney won the Illinois Republican presidential primary Tuesday night, re-establishing himself as the frontrunner. Returns show Romney beating rival Rick Santorum easily.  With 63.66 percent of the votes counted, Romney leads with 47 percent to Santorum’s 35 percent.  Ron Paul is a distant third at 9 percent and Newt Gingrich breaks up the rear […]

Final Georgia, Hawaii tallies add to Romney, Gingrich delegate totals

Final Georgia, Hawaii tallies add to Romney, Gingrich delegate totals

Heading into Sunday’s presidential primary in Puerto Rico, all four GOP hopefuls added delegates when results were finalized from contests that happened days ago. Mitt Romney added six delegates from Georgia’s March 6 primary and Newt Gingrich added five. In Hawaii, which voted last week, Ron Paul added two delegates and Rick Santorum added one. […]

Santorum wins Kansas but Romney scores more delegates elsewhere

Santorum wins Kansas  but Romney scores more delegates elsewhere

Rick Santorum captured the Kansas GOP presidential caucuses with ease Saturday, scoring 51 percent of the vote. The rest of the four-man field didn’t even come close:  Mitt Romney second with 21 percent, Newt Gingrich third at 14 percent and Ron Paul bringing up the rear with 12.5 percent. Romney and Gingrich all but wrote […]