Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 8 – Manchester, NH


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Talking times via NPR news & Betsy Woodruff First of all, the opening introduction of the candidates by the ABC News moderators was badly - badly - bungled. Candidates either didn't hear their names being called, or they were being called out-of-order, and so they came … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 8 – Manchester, NH

On Rand Paul’s Withdrawal


Senator Rand Paul has decided to withdraw from the race for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. Paul has been an indispensable voice for limited government and liberty in the Senate and on the GOP 2016 campaign trail. His perspective on policy - both foreign and domestic - was an important part of rebuilding a GOP brand … Continue reading On Rand Paul’s Withdrawal

Time To Clear The Decks


With his stunning win in Iowa, Ted Cruz proved that the resurgence of Conservatism is real, the "Silent Majority" is back, and that the contrast between the parties must be bold and principled. Of the remaining viable candidates in the field of Republican candidates seeking the 2106 GOP nomination, Ted Cruz represents the best chance … Continue reading Time To Clear The Decks

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 7 – Des Moines, IA


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Marco Rubio did extremely well as the winner of the debate. His very good answers on a range of issues; Hillary Clinton's complete lack of qualifications for the presidency, immigration, and rational foreign policy served to distinguish him from the lower tier of competition. His statement that Iran's leaders want to hold America … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 7 – Des Moines, IA

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 5 – Las Vegas


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Ted Cruz did extremely well. He has positioned himself as the tea party outsider and evangelical favorite, countering Rubio, who is now atop the polls of establishment favorites. His confrontation with Rubio on immigration, data sweeps by intelligence agencies and regime change in the Middle East, set the stage for the debate Conservatives … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 5 – Las Vegas

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 4


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Ted Cruz was very impressive and strong. He consistently offered substantive answers on complex questions, highlighting his extensive knowledge on the issues. His delivery - when not too packaged - is forthright and on-point. He did best when attacking the crony corporatism in big government, and … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 4

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 3


My personal assessment of the GOP debate - Main Event: Marco Rubio Excellent performance. Memorable, passionate and smart answers to questions that allowed him to really distinguish himself. His confrontation with Jeb Bush may have delivered the needed mortal blow to the former Governor's campaign. His epic take-down of Hillary Clinton and her mainstream media toadies, publicly … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 3

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 2


My personal assessment of the GOP debates - Main Event & Undercard combined: Carly Fiorina proved conclusively that she should not only belonged on the main stage, but may well be worthy of a spot on the GOP ticket. Possibly even at the top. Sharp. Smart. Supremely confident. Passionate. She looked presidential, well-informed, non-establishment and tough, commanded the stage … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 2

Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 1


My personal assessment of both GOP debates - Undercard and Main Event: Carly Fiorina proved conclusively that she should not only have been on the main stage, but may well be worthy of a spot on the GOP ticket. Possibly even at the top. Sharp. Smart. Supremely confident. Rick Perry needed to do much better to win the … Continue reading Scoring the GOP Debates – Round 1

Rand Paul Announces He’s Running for President – Video & Text Links


Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced on April 7, 2015 that he was running for President. His tweet, sent out shortly after 12:00 pm CST, was followed later the same day with a speech at Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky in which he outlined his motivation for a run: “To rescue a great country now adrift, join me as … Continue reading Rand Paul Announces He’s Running for President – Video & Text Links

#StandWithRand


A brief selection of tweets posted with the #StandWithRand hashtag, as Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) filibustered President Obama's nomination of John "Drone Strike" Brennan to be the next director of the CIA. As of 8:20pm CT, Rand Paul had been speaking for nearly 10 hours, with occasional breaks provided by Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), … Continue reading #StandWithRand