Back in September of 2010 I detailed in an article "Where Have all the Libertarian’s Gone?" how for all of the attention paid to Libertarian ideas there was little in the way of Libertarian electoral success to show for it. To wit: "In the … [Read more...]
The Tea Party’s Empty Dance Card
Well there you have it, another onetime Tea Party favorite has dropped out of the 2012 race to be America’s president thereby shrinking the field of “viable” candidates that a Tea Party true believer could vote for this coming November. In … [Read more...]
For the Radical Right, a Defeat in New Hampshire
Tonight's outcome in New Hampshire represents a significant setback for the fortunes of the Tea Party movement along with the rest of the radical right as Republican moderates have captured the bulk of the votes cast in the contest. When … [Read more...]
A Ceiling, a Crackup and the End of a Dream?
It's an interesting fact that Mitt Romney, after outspending both Ron Paul and Rick Santorum and the rest of the Republican field by millions of dollars, can't seem to break out above a ceiling of around a quarter of the conservative base. … [Read more...]
“Oops” There Goes My Candidacy and Much More
Judging from several pundits on the right, Rick Perry’s candidacy for president is all but finished. Perry’s latest gaffe during Wednesday’s Republican debate, in front of millions of potential voters, may be the proverbial last straw. … [Read more...]
Fox News Turns the Guns on the Far Right
Something happened on the way to the presidential forum in Orlando last week, Roger Ailes the CEO of Fox News decided to change Fox News' ideological course and turn the guns on conservative candidates themselves. Quoting Howard Kurtz, "It … [Read more...]
Bachmann in Damage Control Mode Once Again?
This evening CNN announced in a "breaking news" announcement that there was yet another shake up in Michelle Bachmann's presidential campaign. This time Bachmann's campaign manager Ed Rollins said that he was stepping down for "health … [Read more...]
Why Can’t Libertarians Get Any Respect?
Last September I penned an article entitled “Where Have all the Libertarian’s Gone?” In that piece I opined: “In the din and roar surrounding politics in America today much is made of the importance of Libertarian thinking. Some have … [Read more...]
Is the Far Right Shooting the G.O.P. in the Foot?
Peggy Noonan, columnist for the conservative Wall Street journal and one time primary speechwriter and special assistant to Ronald Reagan said today on 'Meet the Press" that Rick Perry's recent comments made her wince. Noonan said that … [Read more...]
Will Bachmann Now Condemn Right-wing Anti-American Views?
Michele Bachmann once condemned Barak Obama for his "anti-American" views and suggested that the media should investigate "anti-American" sentiments in Congress. Ms. Bachmann would later retract what she said about Barack Obama, however she … [Read more...]