Posts Tagged ‘2012’

Jay Cost, Weekly Standard – Obama is a very beatable incumbent president, but Republicans can still blow it

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Cost:

Three issues in particular dominate the discussion, and none of them favors Obama. The most important is the economy, which has been struggling through a decade of weak growth. Consider that between 1951 and 2000, the American economy grew by an average of 37 percent every decade. Between 2001 and 2010, the pace of growth was less than half that, at just 15 percent.

Opinion: Palin’s Resignation

Monday, July 13th, 2009

by Christopher D. Berger
UnvarnishedOpinion.com

As most of you reading this are no doubt aware, Sarah Palin has resigned the governorship of Alaska, sparking a media firestorm in the process. The questions that remain are what her continuing political aspirations may be, and whether she has effectively taken herself out of the running for the Republican 2012 presidential nomination.

My analysis begins with why she left in the first place. Being a governor can’t be an easy position, much less when you’re targeted with a political ‘scorched earth’ campaign by a party whose political scruples and ethics went out the window with Teddy Kennedy at Chappaquiddick. Her children are the butts of horrifying jokes on syndicated television, her oldest daughter is now an unwed teenage mother herself, and her youngest son has Down’s Syndrome. As governor, the state has spent more than $2 million investigating her for a series of specious ethics violations, another of which drops literally every two weeks, and she’s accumulated $500,000 in legal bills defending herself against these charges.

She is reviled and despised by so many left-leaning groups it’s hard to count them all. (more…)

Hodge at Race42012.com: Eminent domain abuse and refusal to support private property rights is Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s McCain-Feingold

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Benjamin Hodge writes at Race42012.com:

Perhaps it’s that eminent domain abuse so much more clearly, more entirely, and more immediately takes away freedom from an individual private citizen, when compared to the much more complex negative effects of Big Government (which both┬áredistributes and causes opportunity costs for the private economy in ways that are difficult-to-clearly define). (more…)

The First 2012 TV Ad?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

HT race42012.com: