Santorum more electable than Romney?

Electable? When the playing field is fair, that's Rick. Part of the Conventional Wisdom of GOP primary season 2012 has been that Romney is the “most electable” of the GOP contenders. Somehow that’s supposed to make us forget his absolute unreliability on pretty much everything that matters to conservatives. “Anyone but Obama” doesn’t mean we want someone wh... More

Are They Afraid of Love? of Family?

Last night Carson Holloway took on the strange attack on Rick Santorum leveled by Alan Colmes and Eugene Robinson: that it was odd, or “weird,” that the Santorums would bring their recently deceased newborn son Gabriel home so Gabriel’s siblings could meet their newborn brother who was now with the angels. Carson looked at the hypocrisy and oddness of their criticism, but it stru... More

Unacceptable: Newt tells ABC News that life begins at implantation

unforced error n. A mistake made by the player and not due to the opponent’s skill or effort  Boy doesn’t that summarize this Republican primary season? Ron Paul calling for legalizing heroin.  Tim Pawlenty’s debate whiff on ‘Obamneycare.’ Michele Bachmann playing the gender card. Herman Cain’s abortion answer on Piers Morgan. Let’s not forget Cain&#... More

Newt, Marriage, and the Presidency

Newt and Callista Gingrich My friend Joshua Mercer is concerned with Newt Gingrich’s three marriages and their effect on Newt’s ability to defend DOMA and promote the traditional definition of marriage. As I tend to do ’round these parts, I disagree. I’m not sure Mercer is doing this, but I fear too many conservatives are trying to find an angel by whom to be governed. We w... More

Sarah Palin says she isn’t running for president

Her statement, via Politico: “I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States,” she wrote. “As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order.” I’m not surpris... More


Reader: Jeb defends Perry on DREAM Act, Florida threatens to move up primary, Christie wows at Reagan library

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush defended Gov. Rick Perry’s support for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. “I think that is a fair policy,” Bush said in an e-mail to National Journal on Tuesday, adding that the students who benefit from the tuition breaks find themselves in the United States throu... More

Reader: Cardinal O’Malley slams euthanasia effort, NPR’s abortion story, Gardasil researcher changes sides

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston denounced an effort to get physician-assisted suicide on the Massachusetts ballot. “We hope the citizens of the Commonwealth will not be seduced by language [such as] dignity and compassion, which are means to disguise the sheer brutality of helping people to kill themse... More

Reader: GOP wins 2 House seats, Sandoval endorses Perry, McDonnell super-popular in Virginia

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. It’s been 88 years since a non-Democrat won New York’s 9th Congressional District, held recently by scandal-tarnished Anthony Weiner. The New York City district covers portions of Queens and Brooklyn. But yesterday, pro-life and pro-family Catholic Bob Turner won the seat by a large margin, 54% to 46%. M... More

Reader: T-Paw endorses Mitt, Candidates to debate Social Security, and GOP hope to win 2 House seats

After a summer hiatus, the Lunchtime Reader is back. We’ll be assembling important stories to keep your eyes on. Election 2012 Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty endorses Mitt Romney for President. Political analyst Larry Sabato says that Pawlenty is unlikely to be Mitt’s running mate since they are both northern governors. Katrina Trinko of National R... More

Perry clarifies thoughts on New York’s ‘marriage’ law — and endorses a federal marriage amendment

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council interviewed Texas Gov. Rick Perry today on his thoughts on marriage. The interview will do well to reassure supporters of marriage as a union of one man and one woman. Just last week Perry commented on New York’s passage of a same-sex “marriage” law, saying: “That’s New York, and that’s their business, and that’s fine with ... More



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