Libertarians Building a War Chest for 2012

Libertarians Building a War Chest for 2012

In their most recent FEC report, for the period ending March 31, 2011, the Libertarian Party reported $284,882.95 in cash with $0 in debt. At the same point four years ago, the party claimed it had $21,962.37 in cash with $31,589.74 in debt. “Four years ago, we were $10,000 in the red. Now we’re almost […]

McCotter Reportedly Eyeing U.S. Senate, Not White House

McCotter Reportedly Eyeing U.S. Senate, Not White House

Ending weeks of speculation that he might somehow emerge as the “darkest of dark horse” candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, guitar-playing U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan is reportedly considering a challenge to Senator Debbie Stabenow instead. A few weeks ago, the five-term congressman’s name had been thrown into the presidential mix by […]

Longing for Bush

Longing for Bush

Ramesh Ponnuru, a senior editor for the National Review, says that he would like to see former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush enter the Republican presidential race, partly because he thinks the former governor would make it almost impossible for President Obama to carry electoral-rich Florida in 2012. “Unlike all the other fantasy candidates out there,” […]

Gingrich Tweets His Way into GOP Presidential Contest

Gingrich Tweets His Way into GOP Presidential Contest

Despite some minor technical difficulties delaying his long-anticipated announcement, Newt Gingrich officially jumped into the 2012 presidential campaign late yesterday afternoon by declaring his candidacy for the Republican nomination via Twitter and Facebook. “I’m announcing my candidacy for President of the United States because I believe we can return America to hope and opportunity, to full […]

Obama’s New Hampshire Poll Numbers Mirror Nixon in '72

Obama’s New Hampshire Poll Numbers Mirror Nixon in ’72

While calls for a progressive challenger to President Obama in the 2012 Democratic primaries have all but subsided over the past several weeks, there still appears to be a substantial bloc of Democratic voters in New Hampshire who aren’t sure that they’ll support Obama in the state’s January 24 primary. According to a Granite State […]

Ron Paul To Officially Enter Race on Friday?

Ron Paul To Officially Enter Race on Friday?

Congressman Ron Paul, who launched a Presidential exploratory committee in late April may be ready to pull the trigger on an official campaign for President in 2012. Paul’s schedule sheepishly notes, of his appearance in Exeter, New Hampshire, that: “I may have a special announcement.” This will be the third Presidential campaign for the outspoken […]

Guess Who Came to Dinner?

Guess Who Came to Dinner?

With little fanfare, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania swept a straw poll of South Carolina Republican leaders and activists on Friday evening, a day after the the first Republican presidential debate of 2012. “They say half of life is just showing up,” said Santorum, unintentionally parroting comedian Woody Allen in opening his twenty-minute speech Friday night. […]

Buddy Roemer Debates Himself

Buddy Roemer Debates Himself

Former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer was not allowed to participate in last Thursday’s Fox News presidential primary debate in South Carolina. That’s despite Roemer’s campaign putting up $25,000 to qualify for the South Carolina ballot, one of two barriers to entry in the debate. The debate organizers also required potential candidates to poll at 1% […]

Bolton Wanted Bin Laden's Body

Bolton Wanted Bin Laden’s Body

Potential long-shot presidential candidate John Bolton is not happy with the way Osama bin Laden’s body was disposed of.  Bolton served as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations from August 2005 until December 2006 on a recess appointment. He resigned in December 2006 when his recess appointment would have ended because he was unable to gain […]

Frisbee-throwing Karger Enlivens N.H. GOP Primary

Frisbee-throwing Karger Enlivens N.H. GOP Primary

Undeterred by his exclusion from last Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in South Carolina, Fred Karger has launched a new television commercial in New Hampshire, a light-hearted and upbeat spot featuring the little-known presidential aspirant tossing a Frisbee while introducing himself to the state’s Republican voters. The ad is debuting this week on WMUR-TV in Manchester. […]