By Carole on Apr 20, 2010
Have politicians completely given up even pretending they have core personal beliefs? While it's reasonable to believe that over the course of a long career new information and new experiences may necessitate an occasional ideological adjustment; the wholesale changes on where some perpetual candidates stand from campaign to campaign has made the term flip--flopper a virtual given and woefully inadequate.
By Carole on Apr 16, 2010
By Carole on Apr 15, 2010
In the latest Quinnipiac poll, Former State House Speaker Marco Rubio holds a virtually insurmountable 23 point lead (56% to 33%) over Governor Charlie Crist in Florida's US Senate Republican primary. That should be the whole story but there are whispers about Governor Crist dropping out of the GOP race to run as an Independent. According to that same poll, Governor Crist could win in a three way contest against Mr. Rubio and Democratic US Representative Kendrick Meek. (source)
By Carole on Feb 3, 2010
Along with remaking America, President Obama is also evidently redefining civility - at least the kind he himself is practicing. Just days ago while speaking at a town hall meeting in Florida, the president called for more civil discourse in politics saying, "Nothing that human beings do will be perfect, but we shouldn't sort of assume that the other side is either heartless or doesn't care about sick people or is some socialist/communist who's trying to take over the health care system. We start getting into these caricatures. They're so damaging." (source)
By Carole on Dec 5, 2009
The first woman who was not the wife or daughter of a politician to win a full Senate term died yesterday at the age of 82. A staunch conservative, Senator Paula Hawkins was called the "housewife from Maitland" and in addition to demolishing the gender barrier in the US Senate, her legacy includes defending children, fighting drugs and championing stay-at-home mothers.