By Carole on Mar 22, 2012
In a new interview, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says he expects to finish in third place in the GOP delegate count and that there's a chance someone other than the four declared candidates could emerge from the party's August convention as the nominee. Neither of those statements is really news; various pundits have been saying the same for weeks. But what is newsworthy is that Mr. Gingrich has said them.
By Carole on Mar 14, 2012
With wins in both Alabama and Mississippi, former Senator Rick Santorum is clearly the anti-Romney candidate in the Republican presidential race…at least for now. But perhaps more important than Mr. Santorum's two wins, is former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's two losses.
By Carole on Mar 5, 2012
The endorsements keep coming for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The pundits who regurgitate all that conventional wisdom keep saying he's the only Republican that can beat President Barack Obama in November. The most commonly stated reason for the pro-Romney push? He can win the all-important Independent vote, but independent voters seem to be saying otherwise.
By Carole on Feb 28, 2012
No matter the outcome of today's Republican primary in Michigan, the entire 2012 GOP presidential race will most likely be remembered in terms of before and after February 28. An overwhelming victory by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in his self-proclaimed home state would finally back up the alleged inevitability of his nomination with voter support. A close second place finish for former Senator Rick Santorum makes this a two-man race that Mr. Santorum could actually win as the next batch of states holding primaries favor a more conservative candidate. But if Mr. Santorum manages to defeat Mr. Romney in Michigan, earth shaking is not too drastic a term for what will follow.
By Carole on Feb 26, 2012
In response to criticism that he's out of touch with average Americans, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney proved he is out of touch with average Americans. As expected, his recent comment that he drives a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck and that his wife drives "a couple of Cadillacs" renewed concerns about his inability to connect with voters. But rather than admit that the comment came off as bragging and was inappropriate in light of the struggles facing many Americans, he bristled and accused people of attacking his success.