Steve Bannon of Breitbart tasked with saving Trump’s sinking ship

The news of the day is that the Donald Trump 2016 presidential run has taken on Steve Bannon to head their campaign.  Steve Bannon is the same guy who is executive chairman of Breitbart, the man who turned that organization away from being a mainstream conservative website to being a full-on vehicle for Trump and for…

Now, thoughts on the latest Trump scandal

Actually, I don’t have much today, but I think Donald Trump’s abortion remarks this week, saying women should be punished for having an abortion, then recanting his statement –once again show his epic capacity to open his mouth before thinking. He’s done this sort of thing a lot; like, for the entire campaign.  The Guardian…

Justin Trudeau is down in the USA on an eventful political evening

I don’t have a lot to say tonight, just tuning in all the news on the Internet for entertainment. Most of the real politics action is south of the border tonight. Not only are the last four GOP contenders debating on CNN down in Florida, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is having his big state…

It’s basically a three-man GOP race as S.C. puts Jeb Bush out of his misery

I don’t have a lot more to say about the South Carolina results that others have not already said. After last night, the only three viable candidates left in the Republican race for President are Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and of course the now-undisputed frontrunner Donald Trump.  Also left are two other not-so-viable stragglers who both ought…

GOP race: Rand Paul throws in the towel

Add one more name to the list of casualties from the Iowa caucuses. Rand Paul finished fifth there, but that was obviously not the kind of finish that was going to do much for him in the future, even though it was better than a few other people. So, Paul has suspended his campaign and will…

More debate fallout: GOP gives the boot to NBC

Well, the fallout just keeps on falling from this week’s now-infamous CNBC Republican presidential debate. The GOP has pulled out of an NBC News debate scheduled for February 26, all because of what transpired with the obnoxious tone of the questions from Wednesday. As a further note, here is a story at CNN Money about…

17-person GOP pres. field is down to 16; Rick Perry quits the race

   The race for the Republican nomination for President has dropped from 17 candidates down to 16. Former Texas governor Rick Perry has quit the race.  This is no surprise, rumors had been flying for weeks about his campaign’s money troubles and how they had to lay off staff, and how badly the fundraising was going…

Not even Ted Cruz can save this Republican race for President right now

  I had long promised a post about the Republican race for President, especially on this day of news as Texas Senator Ted Cruz intends to announce tomorrow he is running for President.  I didn’t think he was eligible to run, though, because he was born in Calgary, Canada. But I guess according to the rules he’s eligible. To…

PAUL RYAN ROCKS THE GOP

Just a few thoughts about the night at the GOP convention in Tampa: Mitt Romney’s VP running mate Paul Ryan gave his big speech tonight and I thought he really came off well — he really socked it to Barack Obama while not looking all that scary. “What is missing is leadership in the White House!!”…

HURRICANE THREATENING TO DISRUPT REPUBLICAN CONVENTION IN TAMPA

I am not going to talk about all the other considerable problems facing the Republican Party following the considerable foot-in-mouth-disease events of the past few days, but making matters worse is the news that Tropical Storm Isaac, threatening to become a Category 1 hurricane, could be on track for Tampa Bay and hit right as the Republican…