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Thursday Throwback: Reagan and Electability

At one of the 2012 Republican primary debates, Newt Gingrich responded to the suggestion that he may be unelectable by noting that the same thing was said about Ronald Reagan 32 years ago. Al Checchi made a similar point writing … Continue reading

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A True Conservative Would Not Have Beat Obama

At CPAC, Rick Perry suggested that the presidential elections can’t be used to gauge whether the public disagreed with conservative values, since the last two losing Republican nominees were not conservatives. Bloomberg media reported that Santorum and Gingrich came pretty close … Continue reading

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Will Obama be the liberal Reagan?

After Obama’s inauguration speech, political pundits have started wondering whether he could be the liberal Reagan. Greg Sargent sums it up, although he prefers the term Anti-Reagan to Liberal Reagan. Little by little, it’s sinking in that Obama’s inaugural speech has … Continue reading

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Why does the Republican party like older candidates?

Ricochet’s John Domenech made an offhand prediction about the future of the Republican party. Oblivious to all this, today McCain still wanders Capitol Hill wondering why people don’t want his advice. McCain is likely the last 70+ candidate to run for … Continue reading

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Political Commentary Master List

There’s a reason the banner for this blog includes Abraham Lincoln, as well as Spider-Man. Many of the posts have been on political issues, starting with one on why concerns about voter fraud are overrated, based on my experiences as a … Continue reading

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Who Won’t Be Romney’s Running Mate

In an earlier piece, I looked at the people who were most likely to be on the short-list for the Republican Vice-Presidential nomination in 2012. Now, it’s time to look at some people who I can be certain will not … Continue reading

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The 2012 Republican Primary Candidates in Perspective

Paul Begala, the Democratic political commentator and campaign manager, summed up the consensus of the candidates in the 2012 Republican primary, suggesting that Obama is already one of the winners of the 2012 campaign. Barack Obama: If his predecessor cursed … Continue reading

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