In many ways, this presidential election features a reversal of a pattern we've gotten used to in recent campaigns. More often than not it's the Republican who is self-assured and ideologically forthright, while the Democrat apologizes for what he believes, panders awkwardly, and generally acts terrified that the voting public might not like what he has to say. This time around, Barack Obama is the confident candidate and Mitt Romney is the worried one (which says far more about these two men than it does about this particular historical moment).
Outliers who get elected are also usually the most electorally vulnerable in that they invariably represent states and Congressional districts inhospitable to their party's ideology. The Republican Party, once the liberal party is n... Read Post
Republican David Jolly is the projected winner over Democrat Alex Sink in the fiercely contested special election today for the U.S. District 13 Congressional race in Florida's Pinellas County. Jolly has 48.5 percent, Sink has 46.6 ... Read Post
Last week's CPAC conference drew some early attention to the 2016 Republican primary season. Given the likelihood that Hillary Clinton's candidacy will preclude a Democratic presidential primary in 2016, the Republican primary will ... Read Post