Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

God, Rape and the Abortion problem

Once again abortion has made its way to the front of the public debate on policy and in a substantial way. A Romney presidency could mean the end of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. [i] The GOP Platform includes severe restrictions in a woman’s right to have an […]

Dogs, the Rhythm Method and a Moon Base

The run-up to the nomination of the eventual GOP standard bearer has moved into decidedly hysterical territory. Apparently the thought of a Moon Base, which Mr. Gingrich emphasized would naturally be an American Moon Base, satisfied my neighbors in SC, and they decided that Newt Gingrich would make a fine President (further illustrating my need […]

Conservatives or Radical Extremists?

The relentless march to the right by the Republican Party has allowed candidates like Rick Perry and Rick Santorum to make a semi-serious run for the Party’s nomination for President. Newt Gingrich is certainly running as a far right candidate as well, although his history betrays him as someone not wholly committed to that place […]

All Politics is Yokel

Christopher Hitchens, when asked what he thought of the Tea Party during an interview, turned the clichéd “all politics is local” into the title I’ve chosen as my commentary on the run-up to the Iowa Caucus. This unusual event in American politics is the first of the elections–although importantly not the first primary election–designed to […]

The GOP candidates for President-Part I. Is your underwear magical?

In this my first post previewing the 2012 contenders to the throne, i.e. the White House, I will focus on early frontrunner, Mitt Romney. Romney was a contender for the Republican nomination in 2008 until he suddenly threw in the towel and got behind John McCain. Political machinations were at work I suspect as the […]