Okay, It’s All Post-Convention Now…

…and we can see clearly that the Republicans had a very successful convention.  It’s not the convention I wanted, mind you – Romney was horrible, my man Rudy was bombastic, and McCain a bit dull, though Palin was a shocking surprise on the upside.  Indeed, I wonder whether what we are seeing is a conventional, [...]

It’s Going To Be Romney…

…I’m almost certain.  My regulars know how I feel about that. Sigh… I won’t be able to update until this evening, whether I’m wrong or right…but more later… UPDATE 08/30/08 3:14 a.m.:  Boy, oh, boy, I’ve seldom been so excited to be wrong!  More this weekend…but let me just say:  I think Palin is a [...]

Oh, Dear God, No – Not Romney!

TIME’s Mark Halperin is quoting two McCain sources as saying he’s settled on Mitt Romney – and also is saying bet on Biden for Obama. If this is true, I’m going to have to seriously consider sitting out this election (on a personal level – of course, I’ll continue to blog).  I hate to do [...]

Ugh – Say It Ain’t So

Mike Allen of The Politico has put a damper on my day with this report: In a surprise to many Republican insiders, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is at the top of the vice presidential prospect list for John McCain. But lack of personal chemistry could derail the pick. “Romney as favorite” is the hot [...]

Romney Shows The Way

Mike Huckabee, take note: Former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced Thursday that he is backing Sen. John McCain in his bid for the Oval Office. “I am honored today to give my full support to Sen. McCain’s candidacy for the presidency of the United States,” Romney said in a joint news conference with Sen. [...]

Romney’s Mistakes

I don’t have any pithy commentary to add here, but you really should read this article by John Ellis…

Absolutely No News Of Note In The 2008 Derby Today…

…so let’s discuss the writer’s strike, shall we? Seriously, am I the only one who was taken aback on seeing the news that Romney withdrew? I knew he couldn’t win, but I thought he was going to continue on, for some reason. Anyway, my hat’s off to him for seeing the writing on the wall [...]

I Guess I Should Weigh In At This Point

I’ve been waiting to post on this most crucial day until a storyline developed, but it’s been damn tough to tease out.  If there is a story this Super Tuesday, it seems to be this: Mike Huckabee has done better than any candidate with no money and no organization ever has.  He won’t win the [...]

All Eyes On The California Prize

As we celebrate Super (Bowl) Sunday on the way to Super Tuesday, one state stands head and shoulders above the rest.  The Golden State is the nation’s most populous, and this year, it represents the last best hope for Mitt Romney, and to a lesser extent, Barack Obama.  Both underdogs can point to recent polling [...]


It’s getting awfully hard to avoid the conclusion that Mike Huckabee is angling for the VP job in a McCain administration: Mike Huckabee brushed off predictions Thursday that he would drop out of the Republican presidential nominating contest, but dropped new hints that he’d prefer John McCain to Mitt Romney as the party’s eventual pick.Huckabee, [...]

My Attempt To Inspire The McCain-Haters

Okay, guys, many of you can’t stand McCain – you’ve made that perfectly clear.  I don’t need to tell you what a Hillary Clinton administration means – some good, lots of bad, and the return of the Billary soap opera.  Obama seems a lot more palatable – but appearances can deceive.  While Obama talks a good [...]

ABMs Out In Force…

…Anyone But McCains, that is…as the sun rose today over a GOP nomination battle that is all but over, the first reaction of the conservative McCain haters (and they are plentiful) was that of denial, as best exemplified by Hugh Hewitt, who spent the entire day railing against McCain and spinning up far-fetched scenarios involving [...]

For The GOP, The Fat Lady Warms Up

The wires are full of stories that Rudy Giuliani has cut a deal to endorse John McCain on Wednesday.  With Huckabee’s continued friendliness to McCain (including the very real possibility that he is staying in to siphon votes from Romney to get a VP bid) and the huge win in Florida tonight, it’s safe to [...]

Florida – Gateway To The Nomination

At least, that’s the hope of McCain and Romney.  Sadly, I think we can say, based on early leaks of exit polling, it’s goodbye to Rudy Giuliani, who I quite firmly believed (still do) would be the best hope for Republicans in a 2008 election that’s shaping up to be brutal.  Alas, the news gets [...]

Will Obama Continue To Underperform?

Since the fiasco of the New Hampshire Democratic primary polling, there has been a tendency among many, myself included, to feel that Obama will pull in less votes than the polls suggest in any given primary.  Whether this is the Bradley effect, the young voter thing, or any other explanation cannot be conclusively stated at [...]

The End Of An Odd Campaign

Fred Thompson is out – of course, you heard this much earlier, but I couldn’t get to my PC until now.  Thompson never really seemed to have his heart in it, and his entire campaign, in retrospect, feels a bit forced and phony.  I certainly never thought he had a shot, and the most interesting [...]

End Of The Road For Huckabee Nearing?

If so, that would be bad news for John McCain, since Huckabee’s supporters would be more likely to swing Romney’s way: Battling to stay competitive after his weekend loss in South Carolina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is taking new steps to save money, including no longer scheduling planes and buses for journalists trying to [...]

AP Calls Nevada For Romney

As expected, really…no news yet on any of the day’s other results, but I’ll update when available… UPDATE 2:29 p.m.: With 11% of the vote in, Clinton is up by 4%.  Based on the entrance poll results, this is enough for me: I’m jumping the gun yet again…in a worldwide exclusive, I’m declaring Hillary Clinton [...]

One The Eve Of A Big, Big Primary Day…

…I found myself temporarily at a loss for words,  It’s not that there aren’t good angles to each race tomorrow, but rather, that the stupidity in the air has become a bit overwhelming at the moment. Consider that we are now seeing the following: 1.  Bill and Hillary Clinton attempting to disenfranchise poor casino workers [...]

Romney The Pundit

Well, one person had the nerve to make a definitive call on South Carolina – and it was Mitt Romney.  More surprisingly, he called it for McCain and just walked away: Just a day after his big win in Michigan, Mitt Romney ceded South Carolina to his rivals. “This is a state I’d expect that [...]