I know I’m really tilting at wind mils here, but I can still hope. I believe that if Gov. Mitch Daniels announced that he was running for president, he could still win the nomination. Dream on Tom.
via Hot Air
I think it helps Newt. A lot. But since I have to assume that the DNC knows how voters behave considerably better than I do, the next question is are they playing chess and doing this to help defeat Romney with Republican primary voters and make it more likely that they’re facing Newt and not Mitt?
Nate Silver may be beginning to approach the kind of analysis we’ve come to expect from Michael Barone (he’ll catch up in a few decades).
He compares the last 6 weeks worth of polls:
Click here for his analysis of the presidential candidates and the charts for the rest of the candidates.
“It’s Going to be a Nasty, Mean Campaign”
Go to The Right Scoop for the 11:44 minute video. Then a 14 1/2 minute Q & A.
I believe that he won’t be our nominee but he sure knows what will turn around our countries rapid decline, and most importantly, knows how to communicate it.
An very thorough and informative look at the elective landscape. Michael Barone has reached the status of a Charles Krauthammer and George Will.
I read everything they write.
via The Daily Caller
I’ve thought for many year that the MSM is more harmful than are Progressive Democrats. Here’s a post by John Nolte on bigjournalism that suggests that Mitt Romney may be the candidate best able to combat the media’s determination to see that Obama gets another 4 year term.
You’ve heard me say this before and throughout the upcoming election season you will hear me say it again and again and again: Defeating Barack Obama is not a problem. In every respect, he’s a failed president and there’s no way he can run on his dismal record and there’s no way he alone can toxify his opponent into something unelectable. But the media can, and that’s exactly what they have planned for us. And because I’m so sure of this, one of the priority qualities I’m looking for in our nominee is that they fully comprehend that the media is their most threatening political enemy and that they have a plan in place to neutralize them.
Actually I think Newt has the knowledge, experience and skill to combat the MSM more, but if he were the nominee, the attacks might be twice as fierce as they would be against Romney. And in part, that’s John Nolte’s point.
Due to family considerations. This below was forwarded to me in an email.
From: Eric Holcomb (Indiana Republican Party Chairman)
The following is from Governor Mitch Daniels….
“I hope this reaches you before the public news does. If so, please respect my confidence for the short time until I can make it known to all.
The counsel and encouragement I received from important citizens like you caused me to think very deeply about becoming a national candidate. In the end, I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one, but that, the interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. If I have disappointed you, I will always be sorry. If you feel that this was a non-courageous or unpatriotic decision, I understand and will not attempt to persuade you otherwise. I only hope that you will accept my sincerity in the judgment I reached.
Many thanks for your help and input during this period of reflection. Please stay in touch if you see ways in which an obscure Midwestern governor might make a constructive contribution to the rebuilding of our economy and our Republic.
via The Right Scoop
This next one is very interesting. It’s a very young Newt Gingrich challenging Speaker Top O’Neill.
Good article by Dick Morris on my favorite potential candidate for 2012. Click here.
Once again, my pick for 2012 does a stellar job explaining issues in straight talk.
the fiscal problems that we face “threaten not just our prosperity, but the survival of our republic.”
via Nate Silver.
Mitch Daniels: Debt “Threatens Every One Of Us, Whatever Our Views” Are.
To listen to my pick for the Republican Presidential nomination answers some tough questions on social issues, click here.
MSNBC’ers: 2012 GOP Candidates Are “Nothing”–NOBODY Can Beat Obama–Not Even “Fat Boy” Christie!
via Gateway Pundit.
Looks like he is. If there’s another 9-11 type attack, or something that serious, I could see him being a serious contender for VP, or more likely Secy of State. But, who knows.
I saw him at CPAC 2010, and he was very good.
via Weasel Zippers
Here’s a very short clip of my favorite conservative “leaving the door open,” to a possible 2012 run for the presidency.
Now for the important video. If you have the concern, and the patience, to watch the next 59 minutes, you’ll know why I have so much respect for this man.
For those with a more limited attention span (like me), here’s a recent editorial the Indiana Governor wrote on why we better start adjusting to our new status as good Europeans.
This Kim Strassel interview with @mymanmitch (his Twitter feed) on how to be an activist—and also a popular—Republican conservative.
Is Howard Dean going to seek his Party’s nomination in 2012? I know it’s a long shot. The MSMs love of The One is so great, that’s it’s unlikely that they, the Unions, Academia and Hollywood would abandon him, no matter how low his poll numbers get, but one never knows. Conventional wisdom would have Hillary being the front runner, were that to happen, but I’m betting on Dean.
Dean is the true believer, and that’s why in 2008 the Nutroots & the Liberal base went with Obama over Clinton. Hillary was much too moderate.
I remember thinking Dean would be nominated when he announced he was running in 2003 and was subsequently sabotaged by the Clinton machine.
Bill Press show, 11/24/09 Shocking Howard Dean admits Obamacare is trillion dollar, no reform, harmful bailout but he&aposs ok with that as long as he gets a public option
Now, listening to this spot on Bill Press, one can see how he is beginning to separate himself from Obama’s more …. “moderate” policies.