Category Archives: Presidential campaigns

Very funny (and truthy) 2012 editorial cartoons on politics, religion, life

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Romney didn’t lose it. Obama won it. Agree?

Jonathan Tobin writes in Commentary today: The bottom line is that Barack Obama won the 2012 election far more than the Republicans lost it. Obama may be a remarkably unsuccessful president (he’s the first to win re-election by a smaller … Continue reading

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Take updated presidential poll; tell us what you think of Bachmann and others

Right after the 2010 mid-term election blow-out by the the Republicans, I started the presidential primary poll to the right, to begin to get a sense of how the early horserace was shaping up.  Lots has changed since then and today … Continue reading

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Weighing Newt’s great presidential adventure

So Newt Gingrich has announced that he will be a candidate for president of the United States in 2012. In my view that is very good news for a Republican field that is anemic–candidates that have no hope, have no … Continue reading

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Donald Trump leads new poll. What do you think of him? Vote here now.

The day after the Republican spanking of Congressional Democrats in November 2010, I started a poll on the right rail of this Blog on potential Republicans for president.  Folks have been adding their votes from time to time, with the … Continue reading

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How can politics be more Christian?

As Christians, should we abandon the political parties that have moved to the left and right and establish a radical center? Calvin College professor Steve Monsma argues that we should, in a post at the fine new blog at Q … Continue reading

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John Thune: Solid Presidential Timber for 2012

Months after the election of Barack Obama, when the great recession was still in its darkest days, it still seemed probable that the once-wildly-popular president would be re-elected in 2012. While it is still nearly forever until November 2012 in … Continue reading

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Early Thoughts on Election 2008

It’s after Labor Day, and I think every serious candidate who is going to get in is in; so it may be time to begin writing more about 2008. At least today. As a conservative pragmatist, evangelical Christian, and an … Continue reading

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A Republican Woman for 2008 Vice President

The two Democratic frontrunners for President and the four Republican frontrunners all have traits or histories that would have made them untenable in elections past: A former first lady, a Kenyan-American novice, a thrice married mayor, a Mormon, a septuagenarian, … Continue reading

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Can Guiliani Find Middle Ground in Abortion Debate?

The Brody File has CBN video of Rudy Guiliani at an Iowa diner waxing on his NYC program to increase adoptions, and postulating that advancing adoption is fertile middle ground for abortion opponents and abortion proponents. As a father of … Continue reading

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