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Friday, August 12, 2011
I blogged the Ames debate live for WNYC, New York and I came away with the following observations.
First, the debate was way too long. In Operas you have an intermission and then resume the show – my dad always fell asleep in the second half. In debates ...
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Most people know what the Iowa caucuses are - the “first-in-the-nation” event where delegates are selected to support a wannabe candidate for President of the United States.
But before the caucuses take place on a freezing, windy January evening, there is another event that’s been gaining a lot of buzz ...
Friday, June 17, 2011
All of our attention is focused on whom the Republicans will nominate to run for president of the United States against Barack Obama. While that is the simple way to approach what’s happening, the real story is that the United States is going through a serious “mega passage,” a “paradigm shift” if you prefer.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Friday, June 03, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
Ron Paul is running for president.
Paul has been coming to Iowa for many years and has visited numerous times this year alone. I’ve been to Paul events. Many of my college students love him for the same reason they loved Ronald Reagan and their grandpa. He simplifies things to the bare bones and he represents personal freedom. He’s also bona fide “Mr. Budget Cutter” so he jibes with fiscal conservatives of many stripes. Here are some of his strengths as he heads again for Iowa in chase of the elusive and valuable Iowa caucus victory.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Recently, I blogged at InsiderIowa.com about trouble in the Colorado Republican Party. I wrote that although the Tea Party mobilized Republicans at the base for the 2010 election and managed to create momentum sufficient to give the GOP a big victory, not all is well in elephant land. Colorado could be a lesson, and a warning for Iowa’s first in the nation test for 2012.
Saying he's "tired of the nuts who have no grasp of what the state party's role is," Colorado Republican Chairman Dick Wadhams won't run for re-election. He warned that if the Tea Party continues to high-jack the larger Republican agenda and veers more sharply to the right, the GOP stands a good chance of losing Colorado's "large unaffiliated voter base."
Friday, February 11, 2011
On the opening day of the conservative lovefest CPAC, who would show up but Donald Trump. Trump attacked President Obama's leadership and said that the United States is "becoming a laughingstock" around the world.
I can’t resist but to suggest that the self-inflating loudmouth billionaire has now made CPAC the laughingstock of many Republican voters who may not be in the mood for yet another unqualified, preposterous gazillionaire toying with throwing his hat in the ring.