Monday, March 7, 2011

Looking At Pawlenty

Ramesh Ponuru had a very persuasive piece laying out the case for a strong Pawlenty campaign. I'm still a Mitch Daniels fan, but Tim Pawlenty is also looking very appealing. Both men have a problem with name recognition, but then, so did Sarah Palin back in the day. The Republicans simply must decide on a reasonable alternative to Romney or else kiss the 2012 election goodbye.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Judicial Fight Against Obamacare

Many of you have been following recent developments with the new "health" "care" legislation. Judge Robert Vinson recently voided the law, but the administration has refused to cease implementation. Instead, they (belatedly) asked for a clarification (not for a stay). Thursday, Judge Vinson delivered his whithering clarification. While many are reporting that he is simply allowing implementation to proceed, this is far from the whole of the case. NRO's Akiv Roy has an excellent piece detailing the current situation.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Palin vs. Romney = Disaster

Ramesh Ponnuru has a column that's right on the money today. He argues that a Palin vs. Romney primary battle will highlight all the fissures in the Republican Party and practically guarantee our defeat at the hands of Obama. His solution? Get behind one of the other candidates--quick!

The only other candidate mentioned?

"Other presidential candidates could bridge this divide. Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana, for example, might gain tea-party support because of his budget-cutting record, but also enjoys establishment support. Neither Palin nor Romney is likely to have the same breadth of appeal."