Showing posts with label primary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label primary. Show all posts

Thomas Sowell: The 'Voice Of The People' Fallacy

An understanding of convenience.      We hear many fallacies in election years. The fallacy that seems to be most popular this year is that, if Donald Trump comes close to getting the 1,237 delegates required to become the Republican nominee, and that nomination goes instead to someone else, then the convention will have ignored "the voice   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Dangerous Donald Trump

A serious, mature president is needed.  Donald Trump's victories in the Republican primaries may make him seem like a sure winner. But those victories have been achieved by receiving either somewhat less than 40 percent of the votes or somewhat more than 40 percent, but never a majority. The fragmenting of the Republican vote among many   ... MORE

How The West Was Shunned In Primary Politics

by Froma Harrop.   There's a not-insignificant part of the United States known as the West Coast. It includes such prominent states as California, Oregon and Washington. These states have yet to hold a single presidential primary or caucus. But at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Tuesday, this population center of 50 million-plus souls was informed that the ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Desperate Tactics

The panic over Trump. It is desperation time for the Republican party establishment. Its extremely well financed favorite — Jeb Bush — never got anywhere with the voters in the primaries, and has already been forced out of the contest. This should at least cause some second thoughts — or perhaps first thoughts — by people who keep repeating that   ... MORE

Katrina Trinko: Paul's Delegate Scramble

Why Ron Paul's delegate count remains relevant. Mitt Romney was declared the initial winner of the Iowa caucuses. Then, after a recount, Rick Santorum was announced as the actual victor. But it’s Ron Paul who may be having the last laugh in the Hawkeye State — and elsewhere. While media and voter attention has shifted to the general election, Paul  ... MORE

Aaron Goldstein: Obama Targets The Tea Party

In his view it's supposed to be dead. The Obama 2012 campaign is in full gear and playing from the Saul Alinsky playbook that has served it so well. You know the drill. Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. Obama's re-election team has set it sights on the Tea Party. Of course, it's not the first time the Tea Party has been in Team  ... MORE

Scott Bittle/Jean Johnson: Presidents And The Price Of Oil

The great energy challenge.   If you’re a primary voter, you’ve got your pick of candidates who’ll promise to bring down the price of gasoline. Unfortunately, whoever wins is going to run up against the limits of presidential power pretty quickly. The fact is that presidents don’t have that much authority over the price of oil, for a number of virtually  ... MORE

Deneen Borelli: Why Voter ID Should Matter To All Of Us

What's more important than the integrity of the ballot box? The Rev. Jesse Jackson and other establishment civil rights leaders scolded South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley earlier this year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day no less, for her state’s voter identification law. They reminded her that her Indian ancestry (Gov. Haley's parents are from Amritsar in India’s  ... MORE

Karin Agness: Why Ron Paul Appeals To Young Voters

A champion of free enterprise and limited government. The first primaries of 2012 are complete, but the fight over the proper role of government continues. The question before GOP primary voters is who best reflects their own answer to that question, and then, who is best suited to make that case to the American people? A clear winner has yet to  ... MORE

John Merline: Obama Doing Good Job Creating Dependents

Create a dependent and you have a constituant. If the Republican primaries are any indication, one big debate in the upcoming election will be whether President Obama is pushing the country into becoming a European-style welfare culture. Mitt Romney, for example, argues that "over the past three years, Barack Obama has been replacing our merit-based ... MORE

Charles Kadlec: Gingrich And The Gold Standard

Did you know Newt wants to get back to sound money?   The biggest under-reported story of the South Carolina primary is winner Newt Gingrich’s campaign promise to convene a gold commission to “look at the whole concept of how do we get back to hard money.” The only job of the Fed should be to “maintain the stability of the dollar because we want a   ... MORE

Andrew Canfield: Going For Individual Liberty

Because Washington creates more problems than it solves. This Republican primary season has proven quite promising for believers in governmental restraint. The landscape appeared bleak for conservatives alienated by the cable news partisanship and tiresome talk radio echo chamber. It was safe to assume America was set for another bland  ... MORE

Jim Cardoza: Ron Paul & The 100 MPH Train

LibertyPen's endorsement of Ron Paul.   GOP leaders prefer Mitt Romney to be their party's nominee. They see him as the most electable, in part because he is the most moderate. The media prefers Newt Gingrich. As big government devotees, they want more Obama and believe the nomination of Newt best serves that purpose. The tea party movement, which   ... MORE