Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

John Boehner isn't cynical

Bret Bair's Profiles

Asterisks mean will not run or who have overwhelming obstacles to being successful:

Governors and former Governors:
*Mitch Daniels
Haley Barbor
Mitt Romney
Tim Pawlenty
Sarah Palin
Mike Huckabee
*Chris Christie
Bobby Jindal

John Thune
Jim DeMint

Mike Pence
*Newt Gingrich

Long Shots:
* Rick Perry (Gov)

Rick Sanatorum (Former Sen)
Ron Paul (Rep)
Donald Trump

*Rick Perry and Chis Chistie are convincingly denying a run, Mitch Daniels insulted social conservatives too much by not understanding that social conservatives see our national debt as a moral issue and make up a large portion of the Tea Party.  Newt Gingrich burned too many wives.

But generally Bret's list is establishment or establishment compatible.  Pawlenti and Jindal are not standing up tall enough in order to resist our coming catastrophe.  Ron Paul unnerves people on defense.

My feeling is only Jim DeMint and Sarah Palin are the serious Tea Party compatible candidates.  I think for Palin to decide not to run (and I take her at face value when she says that) even DeMint would have to step up the rhetoric a bit, and frankly that's hard to imagine.

So my bet is on Palin being the best candidate and win the primary.  She will successfully paint a vision that our nation's founding principles being the way out of our current crisis. Whenever she decides to fully engage with the the LSM she'll thoroughly exceed expectations and win over independents.

Sen.-elect Marco Rubio Delivers Weekly GOP Address

Fine words. the video's definitely worth watching. But regarding this address Ed Morrissey writes: "The GOP may not have had a speaker like Rubio since Ronald Reagan, excelling at both the message and the mechanics of oratory."   Hmmm.

Even though Rubio doesn't live up to much of his hype it comes not from him but usually from the establishment GOP, Ed Morrissey excepting. (His oratory skills are good but not remarkable and his reputed "sunny" persona is closer to "earnestly gracious.")  He does inspire in me confidence in the future of GOP.  He's conservative, serious and smart, and his guardedness is a plus.  It's like Rubio knows he needs to tread carefully across the minefield of America's dire situation before a intensely pro-Democratic media.  The media's hatchet jobs in the midterms seemed to work sufficiently in at least creating a chilling effect even in those already irked by the liberal spin.  Similar to Allen West, Rubio's guardedness is appropriate to the situation. Though he takes the opposite tack from Sarah Palin, I like his message and approach.  He's being himself.

But the weird hype surrounding him that pretends he is warm and personable worries me.  When Republicans lie to themselves we face crushing defeats.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dana Loesh and George Will on Tea Party Governance

21 Democratic Senators who face reelection in two years

California:  Dianne Feinstein (D)
Delaware:  Tom Carper (D)
Florida:  Bill Nelson (D)
Hawaii:  Daniel Akaka (D)
Maryland:  Ben Cardin (D)
Michigan:  Debbie Stabenow (D)
Minnesota:  Amy Klobuchar (D)
Missouri:  Claire McCaskill (D)
Montana:  Jon Tester (D)
Nebraska:  Ben Nelson (D)
New Jersey:  Bob Menendez (D)
New Mexico:  Jeff Bingaman (D)
New York:  Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
North Dakota:  Kent Conrad (D)
Ohio:  Sherrod Brown (D)
Pennsylvania:  Bob Casey, Jr. (D)
Rhode Island:  Sheldon Whitehouse (D)
Virginia Jim Webb (D)
Washington:  Maria Cantwell (D)
West Virginia:  Carte Goodwin (D)
Wisconsin:  Herb Kohl (D)

Allen West on FNC

VIDEO: Heritage President Ed Feulner Reacts to the Conservative Wave Ele...

Nikki Haley wins SC first Woman Governor

GOP Leadership Holds Post Midterm Victory Press Conference

Michele Bachmann Say's Chris Matthews,That Thrill Isn't So Tingly On You...

Rick Scott to make announcement

Ron Johnson Victory Speech For Wisconsin Senate Race

Uncut: Marco Rubio Gives Victory Speech

Boehner Remarks at Election Night Results Watch

Nikki Haley Makes History

Tuesday, November 2, 2010