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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 Jan 28, 2012
Like strong solid bookends on either side of a couple of trashy dog-eared paperbacks, two men that represent the best of what the Republican Party offers made speeches this week. Between them, another accusation-filled debate between the contenders for the GOP presidential nomination.
By Carole on Jan 25, 2012
As Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich continue to throw millions of dollars and hundreds of sarcastic barbs at each other, their constant attempts to prove they are the best at gotcha politics is wearing thin. Of course every primary process includes some of what is politely called "contrasting" (in reality it is highlighting the negative aspects of an opponents record), but getting lost in all the mud slinging and chest thumping is the most important issue in the country today.
By Carole on Jan 23, 2012
In case there was any doubt, the results of Saturday's South Carolina primary proved there's a proxy war going on in the Republican Party. While casual observers may see a battle between former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the real fight is between a party establishment that believes only a moderate can win in November and conservatives who want to block a moderate from winning the nomination.
By Carole on Sep 23, 2011
The candidates in last night's Republican presidential debate failed to deliver again. The two hour event included the same old stump speech sound bytes, lots of defensive posturing and attempted jabs at each other most of which missed their marks. The allegedly conservative front runner claimed anyone against giving illegal immigrants tuition breaks is heartless, the moderate that's currently running second is still trying to defend his state health care mandate and the most memorable moment of the night came from a candidate few have even heard of.