Category Archives: The Republican Field

Seasonal Integrity

The middle of March in an election year – that’s when things get strange. That’s when the party out of power has to inspire its base, or outrage its base, or both. Do everything you can to win the party’s … Continue reading

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Nothing Super Here

It was Super Tuesday – the day the Republican madness was supposed to end. A whole bunch of state primaries would settle matters – the inevitable Mitt Romney would win big, or large, or at least somewhat decisively, somewhere, and … Continue reading

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Navigating the Theological Minefields

Okay, it is getting a little strange on the Republican side of things, or stranger than ever. Rick Santorum is breaking away from the pack – Mitt Romney is worried and Newt Gingrich is old news, not mentioned much at … Continue reading

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A New Case for Gloom

There’s not much more that can be said about the Republican struggle to decide who on that side of things should run against Obama. The frontrunners come and go, and Mitt Romney plods along, the man who may or may … Continue reading

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Not Quite Right

Sometimes all you can do is gaze in wonder. As of Monday, February 13, 2012, the Republicans had their eleventh new frontrunner – the one who would run against Obama and trounce him soundly in November, and return America back … Continue reading

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No, Seriously

What people take seriously is always a puzzle. For a time some people took Paris Hilton seriously, perhaps. And some people take American Idol seriously, still. And out here, just down the street, it’ll soon be Oscar time, with the … Continue reading

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The Pause That Refreshes

Ah, finally a slow news day. Monday was the Republican debate – where Newt Gingrich was oddly subdued and methodically torn apart by Mitt Romney’s surprisingly focused ridicule of him – and then Tuesday was Obama’s State of the Union address – the … Continue reading

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