Analyzing Obama’s Business Remarks At Ronoake

Barack Obama's remarks about business owners stirred up a tempest this past week. The president of the United States took out after business owners earlier this week—at least owners who don’t share his particular political agenda. In a speech at Roanoke that’s now been widely disseminated and already dissected here at Catholic Vote by Tom Crowe, Barack Obama provided his own version of ... More

The incoherence of Joe Biden on Obama foreign policy.

Our veep. Updated: I removed a mis-placed reference to Libya pending more information and augmented my critique of Obama’s handling of the killing of Osama. —————- I know, I know: it’s not a fair fight, really. Charity almost compels me not to write something that puts “incoherence” and “Joe Biden” in the same sentence. Almost, but... More

There’s still time for Bobby Jindal to run

Bobby Jindal waits for Rick Perry to stop talking so he can correct what the Texas governor said. Several political pundits have noted that despite an early Iowa caucus date, the Republican primary calendar is actually not front loaded this presidential cycle. In fact, several people are suggesting that the Republican field might not be closed. The Iowa caucuses will likely doom a few candidates. ... More

5 Reasons to Say No to Newt

I know that Newt Gingrich is now the GOP frontrunner. And he is also a favorite among Christian conservatives. Catholics, too. Heck, he even won the CatholicVote Thanksgiving Straw Poll. I believe that if Republican primary voters nominate Newt Gingrich, it will undermine and harm the pro-family cause. And I also think his campaign will have several train wrecks, causing Newt to ultimately l... More

Booing the Gay Soldier

A lot has been made about how shameful and embarrassing it is that a gay soldier stationed in Iraq was booed during the GOP presidential candidates’ debate last night in Orlando, Florida. That’s fair. It would be shameful and embarrassing for an American audience to boo a soldier who was putting his life at risk for others — an act which is the highest form of love, according to... More

re: Santorum’s Statist Past Haunts His Candidacy

He also may have won last night’s debate. I applaud the man for giving honest answers and seeming to truly try to discern how what he believes is best approached in a political context. In these primary debates he has frequently provided context, demonstrated experience, and showed the compassion of not a statist, but a Christian. ...READ MORE... More

Reader: Romney & Perry spar before debate, 3 Dems blast IL redistricting, Pope addresses German Parliament

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Mitt Romney and Rick Perry scrapped just hours before the GOP debate in Orlando tonight on Fox News at 9 pm ET. Picking up on the concern that Perry might have a tough time winning suburban voters, Tim Pawlenty wrote an op-ed for Politico with the not-so-subtle title: “Romney is electable.” http://cvote.... More

Why Gardasil doesn’t bother me *that* much. But what does bother me about Rick Perry?

As expected, Rick Perry’s 2007 decision to mandate the Gardasil vaccine for all Texas sixth grade girls was a hot topic at last night’s GOP Tea Party debate. As expected, Perry was dinged, and rightly so, for the overreach in government authority. And he repeated that he now knows it was a mistake and he ought to have done things differently. But in this case, it isn’t the most i... More

Rick Perry’s Catholic problem

Perry spoke to pro-life Latinos in California Sunday. Conservatives have been complaining for months that the current crop of presidential aspirants just isn’t that inspiring and they’ve been begging for another candidate to enter the race. It now looks like Rick Perry is going to be that new candidate. Admittedly, the three-term governor of Texas would start with several strengths. R... More

Newt’s top advisers quit en masse — Does this mean Rick Perry will run?

Breaking news from Politico: Newt Gingrich’s top staff quit en masse Thursday, throwing into question whether his already troubled presidential campaign can continue. Two sources close to the situation confirmed that campaign manager Rob Johnson, strategists Sam Dawson and Dave Carney, spokesman Rick Tyler, and consultants Katon Dawson in South Carolina and Craig Schoenfeld in Iowa have all qui... More



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