Campaign 2012

McCain Aide: ‘I Never Met a Dumber’ Senator than Rick Santorum

McCain Aide: ‘I Never Met a Dumber’ Senator than Rick Santorum

Long-shot Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has picked a fight that he can’t possibly win — and, some say, he’s making himself look like a complete buffoon in the process. The former Pennsylvania senator is challenging Senator John McCain on the issue of enhanced interrogation. McCain, who was severely tortured as a prisoner of war [...]

Peter King ’Flattered’ by Trial Balloon

Peter King ’Flattered’ by Trial Balloon

New York congressman Peter King said that he’s flattered that his name has been floated as a possible Republican presidential candidate, but insists that he’s doing little to keep such talk afloat, POLITICO’s Maggie Haberman and Jennifer Epstein reported earlier today. King’s name had been thrown in the presidential mix by Joseph Mondello, a longtime [...]

Bachmann Shifts Campaign into Overdrive

Bachmann Shifts Campaign into Overdrive

With the departure of Mike Huckabee and presidential pretender Donald Trump from the thinning Republican herd, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann appears to be shifting her own plans for a possible 2012 candidacy into high gear. Bachmann, who largely appeals to the same bloc of social conservatives who previously supported the former Arkansas governor, said that [...]

Willie Nelson Endorses Gary Johnson for President

Willie Nelson Endorses Gary Johnson for President

Country music legend Willie Nelson has endorsed Republican Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, for president, according to POLITICO. Johnson, who had once admitted to smoking pot for medicinal purposes, received Nelson’s endorsement — and that of his recently-formed “Teapot Party” — precisely because of his views on legalizing marijuana. As governor of [...]

Who Benefits From Huckabee's Change of Heart?

Who Benefits From Huckabee’s Change of Heart?

With Mike Huckabee now officially out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, it’s worth considering which other candidates might benefit from a lack of Huck. Recent polling had shown the former Arkansas governor in the high teens, drawing large blocks of support in Southern states and from more religious and socially conservative corners [...]

Third Time Not So Charming for Winograd?

Third Time Not So Charming for Winograd?

Marcy Winograd, an antiwar candidate who waged spirited primary campaigns against U.S. Rep. Jane Harman in 2006 and 2010 — polling an eye-opening 41 percent of the vote against the wealthy nine-term congresswoman in the latter contest — is likely to find that the third time isn’t so charming when the polls close in California‘s [...]

Paul Ryan Opts Out of Wisconsin Senate Race

Paul Ryan Opts Out of Wisconsin Senate Race

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan announced earlier today that he would not be seeking the U.S. Senate seat now held by retiring Wisconsin Democrat Herb Kohl. Ryan, whose budget proposal calls for more than $4 trillion in cuts in federal spending over the next decade, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this morning that “it would it [...]

Andrew Breitbart: 'Adam Carolla for President'

Andrew Breitbart: ‘Adam Carolla for President’

Comedian, actor and author Adam Carolla had conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart as a guest on his popular podcast (“The Adam Carolla Show”) on Friday, May 12.   Carolla, who is probably best known for his years hosting the ”Man Show” on Comedy Central and radio’s “Loveline” with co-host Dr. Drew, now hosts the most popular daily podcast on iTunes, reaching several [...]

Losing her magic?  Palin-backed candidates are winless in August.

The Facebook Primary: Palin Most Liked, Huntsman Lags

The only potential Republican candidate for President with more than 1 million “Likes” on their primary Facebook page is Sarah Palin, who is actually nearing the 3 million mark. Actual candidate Mitt Romney is a distance second with over 900,000 and is followed by Ron Paul. Some surprises — the far lesser known Gary Johnson [...]

The Real Reason Why Huckabee Won't Run?

The Real Reason Why Huckabee Won’t Run?

Long-shot presidential aspirant Fred Karger of California told supporters in an e-mail earlier today that there is one less candidate in the Republican presidential race and he couldn’t be happier. “I know Mike Huckabee is supposed to be a nice guy, but his hateful words about the LGBT community will now be confined to his [...]