Latest news out of Florida: Last week, Mitt Romney was 20 points ahead. Today, he’s tied with Newt Gingrich. And Newt’s sudden rise in the polls is all the more astounding because it’s based on three big lies. One, he’s an outsider. Talk about pious baloney. He came to Washington in 1979 as a newly-elected Congressman, served in Congress for 20 years, and he’s never gone home. If he’s not part … [Read more...] about If conservatives knew the truth about Newt, they wouldn’t support him.
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By Bill Press Tribune Media Services CHARLESTON, South Carolina. —You have to see it on the ground to believe what a mess Republicans have made of this election. It’s the worst way to run a primary campaign — unless your goal was to lose the election, in the first place. The Republican Party started out with one big advantage: Despite getting off to a gangbuster start in 2009, just one year … [Read more...] about How not to run a Republican primary
Years from now, Wisconsin school children will be singing a new version of Humpty-Dumpty: “Scott Walker sat on a wall. Scott Walker had a big fall. But not all of the Koch Brothers millions could not put Scott Walker back together again.” How sweet it is! For America’s working families, it’s two big wins in a row. First, John Kasich tried to destroy collective bargaining in Ohio. And the people … [Read more...] about A Win for Wisconsin Working Families
It was no surprise to see Jon Huntsman drop out of the GOP primary yesterday. Despite a third-place showing in New Hampshire, his campaign never really got off the ground. In fact, he was the only one of nine candidates – unlike Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, or Mitt Romney – who was never, not even briefly, at the top of the … [Read more...] about Republicans Reject Their Best Candidate: Jon Huntsman
President Obama proposed a government restructuring plan at the White House on Friday, January 13, 2012. Bill took these photos at the press conference. [nggallery id=121] … [Read more...] about PHOTOS: President Obama Proposes Government Restructuring
By Bill Press Tribune Media Services He barely won the Iowa primary. He handily won New Hampshire. He’s going to win South Carolina next. So now we know the Republican nominee for president will be: Gordon Gekko. And we also know what he stands for. In the 1987 film “Wall Street,” corporate raider Gekko told shareholders of Teldar Paper Company: “I am not a destroyer of companies. I am a … [Read more...] about Mitt Romney bumper sticker: Greed is good!
By Bill Press Tribune Media Services Mitt “Landslide” Romney may have won the Iowa caucuses by a whopping eight votes, but everybody knows the real winner was former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. After wandering in the wilderness, neglected and forgotten, for the past year, Santorum surprisingly emerged as the only serious challenger to Romney. Whether it’s because Iowa voters suddenly … [Read more...] about Santorum gets his (brief) moment in the sun
So now it’s Rick Santorum’s turn at the top of the pile, after being neglected and forgotten for the past 12 months. But, as Newt Gingrich or Herman Cain could tell him, Santorum may soon learn it’s better to be on the bottom and forgotten than on the top and under the microscope. Because, once the microscope goes on Rick Santorum, Americans will learn that he has, maybe, more baggage than all … [Read more...] about Rick Santorum Has More Baggage Than The Rest Of Them
As might be expected, all the talk this morning is about who won the Republican caucuses – and who goes on to New Hampshire. And it’s a big story: Mitt Romney edging out Rick Santorum, but only by 8 votes out of over 120,000 cast. And Ron Paul finishing a strong third. That means the fight for the Republican nomination will roll on at least through New Hampshire, South Carolina, and … [Read more...] about Actual Iowa Caucus Winner: President Obama
Here we go again – the every-four-years super hype over the Iowa caucuses – which is the most over-hyped, most unrepresentative, and least meaningful even in American politics. The truth is: no matter who wins, the Iowa Caucuses mean nothing! Look at who participates: 120,000 people. That’s only 20 percent of Iowa’s registered Republicans. Only 4 percent of Iowa’s total population. Less than … [Read more...] about The Iowa Caucuses Mean Nothing