Rubio Tumbles, Rand Paul Rises in 2016 Power Rankings

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Like it or not, the 2016 race is in full swing. Hillary and Biden have long been prepping for their duel. Rick Santorum is starting his 3-year campaign/tour of Iowa. Rand Paul is leading the charge against Hillary’s Benghazi bumbling. Jeb Bush is suddenly re-entering the spotlight. Christie is managing to talk like a Democrat… [Read More]

Who Are The Real Conservatives ?

Jack Kerwick George W. Bush left the White House with an approval rating hovering around 30%. Courtesy of his tenure, and his second term specifically, by 2008 large numbers of conservatives ceased to identify themselves as “Republican,” such was their shame. At least one million of them refused to vote for John McCain. But two… [Read More]

Ted Cruz Rising? 2016 Poll Puts Him in Top Tier

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How quickly things change. Not much more than a year ago conservatives were pleading with Mitt Romney to select Marco Rubio as his vice-presidential running-mate, Rand Paul was a 2010-winner footnote, and Ted Cruz was heading into a primary runoff election after placing a distant second in the first round of ballots for the Senate… [Read More]

Romney Makes Presidential Punch of Obama in Denver

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Mitt Romney gave President Barack Obama a much-deserved shellacking in the first Presidential debate held in Denver. The Republican nominee, who many conservatives were close to writing off, served ace after ace, while Obama just stood there and tried to hit the ball back, looking stunned by Romney’s strength and his own failure. After an… [Read More]

Romney Presses Consensus While Hitting Obama's Foreign Policy

With the presidential race entering its final month, President Barack Obama’s campaign is trying to paint Republican nominee Mitt Romney as a fabricator on his tax policy and other issues, while the challenger is turning his attacks to the incumbent’s foreign policy.

Team Obama Blames John Kerry for Debate Loss

The Obama campaign has been reeling since losing the first Presidential debate of this election cycle in front of 67 million viewers. They’ve tried–and thus far failed–to craft a narrative to explain away the debacle in Denver. Previously, we reported to you that Obama Senior Advisor David Plouffe, who ran the President’s successful 2008 campaign,… [Read More]

Romney surges into lead – Rasmussen

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Gallup still has Obama up by 5, but that’s a 7 day rolling average so movement won’t be expected there until next week. But Rasmussen has a three day rolling average, and two of those days have data from after the debate. While Rasmussen will be a little more volatile, Romney has surged into the… [Read More]

How the Liberal Media Ruined Obama

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It’s not an “Incumbent Curse,” as MSNBC would call Obama’s performance at Wednesday’s first presidential debate. It was not Obama’s fear of coming across as the angry black man, as Michael Eric Dyson surmised, that prevented Obama from driving a strong debate on the issues with Mitt Romney. And it was not that Mitt Romney… [Read More]

A Historic Debate Failure

By the time of Thursday night’s debate between Vice President Biden and Congressman Ryan, the polls will reflect the early consequences of President Obama’s disastrous debate performance from Wednesday night. Mitt Romney had a superb night and the contrast between his calm and in-command performance and that of a flailing, rambling president could not have… [Read More]

Mitt Romney: Born Again

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He tried ignoring his base in the primary when it was rallying behind marriage in North Carolina and rallying behind Chick-fil-a when it was under attack, and that didn’t work. Then he tried just scaring people into voting against Obama, and that didn’t work. Finally, Mitt Romney tried conservatism at Wednesday night’s debate—and that did…. [Read More]