Reagan Didn’t Shut Down, Neither Will Rick Perry

SUMMER, 1979: The campaign for Gov. Ronald Reagan revealed it was out of money. Not only had they used up their $1.3 million money stash, but they weren’t pulling in the donors they had hoped. Many were discounting the candidate … Continued

The Cult of Trump – Obama Déjà Vu

COMPETITION IS GOOD – POPULISM IS NOT It’s great to have competition. Conservatives believe in the power of fair competition to improve, streamline and ultimately expand things – especially in politics, where multiple challengers can cause others to be better candidates. … Continued

How I Came To Choose My 2016 Candidate

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    There are now, in my estimation 14 candidates for the GOP nomination. Of course, there are the respectable, but unknown scragglers like Skip Andrews and AFFT (FairTax) member Kerry Bowers. But as for real, financed, declared candidates that have … Continued

Better Prepared, Experienced Gov Rick Perry Aims For Nod

  BETTER, NOT MERELY SECOND CHANCES Much has been made of his failed 2012 GOP nomination for President, but fmr. Texas Governor Rick Perry knows a thing or two about stumbling: it is almost a required process to achieve success, a rite of passage … Continued

Last Minute Desperation By A Bad Candidate

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  24 hours from now, the seminal moment of the Wisconsin primary season will culminate in thousands of voters streaming to the polls and selecting their nominees for each party in the November general election. Here in the 21st Wisconsin Senate district, … Continued

“Accidental Congressman” Leaves a Lasting Impact After Letter, Loss

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SNATCHING VICTORY FROM THE JAWS OF DEFEAT Tuesday saw the loss of one of Congress’ most conservative voices, Kerry Bentivolio. Known around many circles as the “accidental congressman,” Bentivolio won Michigan’s 11th Congressional district in 2012 because of a freak-oops moment by … Continued

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