All Posts Tagged With: "Presidential Race"

A Sweeping Declaration of Intent: Gingrich unveils new “21st Century Contract with America”

If ever there is going to be a moment for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich to create momentum and change the flat trajectory of his presidential run—now is the time. One day after the release of a Fox News poll, which surprisingly showed him gaining substantial ground in the race, Gingrich took to the stage at the Principal building in Des Moines to unveil his newly minted “21st Century Contract with America”.

Updated from the 1994 version, this new contract will serve as the backbone of his campaign and its acceptance or rejection will determine his fate one way or the other.

In the world of presidential politics such fate is largely decided by three things—the style, the substance, and …


More of Obama’s “Silence the Opposition” Tactics

Journalists from three major newspapers that endorsed John McCain — the Washington Times, the New York Post and the Dallas Morning News — have been booted from Barack Obama’s campaign plane for the final leg of the presidential race.

The Washington Times reported Friday that it was notified of the Obama campaign’s decision Thursday evening — even though the paper has covered Obama from the start.

That from Fox, today. However you look at this, and the WFTV and KYW incidents and a half dozen others we’ve mentioned on BitsBlog,  it’s clear Obama cannot deal with any opposition.

It’s as the executive editor of the Washington times suggested:

I can only hope that the candidate who describes himself as wanting


Ron Paul’s Constituents Seeing The Light?

Hat Tip to BitHead for this, who aptly asks  “Anyone want proof there’s a God?” while referencing this article by Roger L. Simon at PajamasMedia on the potential demise of Ron Paul’s seat in Congress.  Evidently,  Chris Pedena, newcomer to national politics (a city councilman and CPA) is running against Ron in the March 4th primary.

I’ve previously said that Ron needs to exit the campaign so he can serve his constituents, and I alluded to the fact that the more he campaigns for President, the more his district learns about his views and character that they (perhaps) did not know before, or at least did not understand how extreme they were.  Frankly, I’m surprised the polling numbers aren’t worse from the sheer embarrassment of …


McCain Takes Florida – Barely

John McCain appears to have won the Florida Primary. The good news is that Ron Paul only got 3 percent of the vote… still too high, but an improvement on prior states.

What’s funny is that Giuliani (15 percent) did considerably better than Paul, and yet Rudy will likely step aside tomorrow, while who knows hold long Paul will clutch his millions of campaign money to carry on with his ridiculous positions (on most things) and the continued weight of his past making him look like a messed-up Monroe/Hitler wanna-be.

McCain takes a lead in the delegate count, but there’s still a long way to go. I’m still not ready to express support post-Fred, but I won’t wait until it’s inevitable (or, as at least …


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