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By Carole on Dec 26, 2011
With one week left before the Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry is touting his outsider status in a new ad that highlights his opponents' combined 63 years of congressional experience. As the narrator says, "If Washington's the problem, why trust a congressman to fix it?"
By Carole on Dec 22, 2011
GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich might be abandoning his self-imposed positive-only campaign strategy. After failing to prevent others from highlighting his unflattering past by calling for an end to "negative campaigning", Mr. Gingrich has at least dipped a toe in political reality and tried to contrast one of his rival's ideas with his own. But he wasn't able to do that without taking a shot at that rival's supporters - voters he will eventually need to win over if he expects to be the GOP nominee and, eventually, the president.
By Carole on Dec 21, 2011
As his poll numbers drop, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's signature issue has become what he calls negative campaigning. Of course it could be argued that calling his opponents negative campaigners is a form of negative campaigning in itself. But irony aside, Mr. Gingrich's latest crusade is showing not only a very thin skin but the inclination to whine about the kind of criticism any presidential candidate (and all presidents) must face.
By Carole on Dec 16, 2011
Early in last night's Republican presidential debate, Texas Governor Rick Perry said he hoped to be the "Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses." That pop culture shorthand for an underestimated person of strong faith who comes from behind with no time to spare and snatches victory from the jaws of almost certain defeat was definitely corny, brilliantly memorable and possibly a glimpse into the very near future.
By Carole on Dec 15, 2011
Tonight's GOP presidential debate in Sioux City, Iowa is technically the 13th time most of the candidates will appear on stage to discuss the issues and defend their records. But this final debate before the first in the nation caucuses is not only the last; it's the one that probably matters most. The latest poll of likely Iowa Caucus participants shows that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is holding a tiny lead over his nearest competitor, but he's been at or near that position throughout the seemingly endless string of debates while the anti-Romney crowd has migrated to a different challenger each month. Tonight's performances could determine whether that crowd of mostly conservative Iowans will finally settle on one of the other contenders or settle for Governor Romney.