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Month: January 2008

January 31, 2008
Yet Another 10 Moments in Mike Huckabee's Extremism

Heading into Super Tuesday, the faith-based candidacy of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is running on fumes. Falling short in South Carolina in what was his last best chance to turn the GOP nominating process into chaos, Huckabee limped to a distant fourth place showing in Florida. Now out of momentum and out of cash, […]

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January 31, 2008
Ralph Nader: Still Unsafe at Any Speed

In much the same way that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, Ralph Nader is once again contemplating a presidential run. Exhuming his vanity candidacy every four years, Nader's interest in the White House increases in direct proportion to his ability to inflict lasting harm on the United States. The […]

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January 30, 2008
Romney Rejects, Then Claims Reagan's Legacy

Tonight in Simi Valley, California, Mitt Romney and new GOP frontrunner John McCain will face off in the final Republican debate before the 22 Tsunami Tuesday contests on February 5th. It is altogether fitting that this key battle for conservative hearts and minds occurs at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Romney, after all, claimed the […]

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January 29, 2008
Nathan Tryst Fund, YouTube Debate Doomed Giuliani

As Floridians head to polls today, a likely dismal showing by former GOP frontrunner Rudy Giuliani will effectively end his campaign. In a rare moment of candor on Monday, the former New York mayor acknowledged as much, telling reporters "Wednesday morning, we'll make a decision." But while pollsters and pundits will attribute Giuliani's epic collapse […]

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January 29, 2008
Bush Hijacks Pell Grants for School Vouchers

In his last State of the Union address, President Bush fired one final salvo his war against public education in signature fashion. Not to content to endorse yet another conservative school voucher scheme, President Bush appropriated the name of the very popular Pell Grant program to market it. And by targeting African-Americans with his "Pell […]

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January 28, 2008
10 Things to Look for in Bush's State of the Union '08

Tonight, President Bush will mercifully deliver his final State of the Union address. According to press secretary Dana Perino, Bush's speech will "reflect the president's mindset that he is going to sprint to the finish." Given former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' similar promise to "spend the next year and a half in a sprint to […]

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January 27, 2008
Romney Morphs into Bush

Last week, I described the perils and pitfalls of Mitt Romney's sales pitch to replace George W. Bush as America's MBA President. Now, new developments from the campaign trail suggest that the morphing of Mitt Romney into George Bush is well underway. The first hints of Romney's transformation came late last year. In the face […]

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January 26, 2008
Backlash Voting Impacted Democrats in SC and NH

For the second time in just under two weeks, a late-breaking backlash vote upended the conventional wisdom in a Democratic primary contest. In New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton won a stunning victory when her original voters came home, partly in reaction to media coverage perceived as both unfair and sexist. Tonight in South Carolina, it was […]

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January 25, 2008
Fibbing in Florida: GOP Candidates Stay Untrue to Form

Facing off in last night's debate just days before Florida's make-or-break primary, the assembled Republican White House hopefuls were, so to speak, untrue to form. While Mitt Romney performed new backflips to extricate himself from the flip-flops that define so him, John McCain tried to evade his past confessions of his ignorance of economics. And […]

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January 24, 2008
Predicting the Bill Clinton Backlash

Last week on this site and over at DailyKos, I expressed my disappointment in the "attack dog" role that former President Bill Clinton had assumed in his wife Hillary's campaign. In making his leadership role among Democrats and esteemed position among most Americans subservient to Hillary's nomination, I argued, Bill Clinton had put his legacy […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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