Mitt Romney's twin victories Saturday in Maine and in a conservative straw poll were badly needed bright spots for his campaign at the end of what was perhaps the most humbling week of his presidential candidacy, a five-day stretch that exposed the former Massachusetts governor's frail relationship with conservatives.
Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney told a gathering of conservative leaders and activists Friday that it won't be enough to point out how Democrats failed, but that Republicans also need to lead if they want to take back the White House.
Rick Santorum is on fire. On the same day that a new Fox News poll put him neck and neck with Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination, he received a rapturous reception at the all-important Conservative Political Action Conference.
Nearly a year ago on February 12, 2011, Rep. Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll. But the result was less important -- it was a straw poll after all, and we know how much they mean -- than who was included on the massive 15-person ballot. Chris Christie! Sarah Palin! The pizza guy Herman Cain in his pre-999 days! This was going to be such an exciting 2012 GOP race.
Potential Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Sen. John Thune, Tim Pawlenty and Rep. Ron Paul all get their chance Friday to address the annual Conservative Political Action Conference -- a gathering of more than 10,000 GOP activists from across the country.
One year after Barack Obama led his Democrats to victory and inspired so many people around the world, millions of Americans have grown disillusioned. Republicans and their allies are reaping the benefit.
So we hear this week that President George W. Bush is taking delight in the spread of the "alternative press" (read conservatives on the internet, in talk radio, in print, and at Fox) and the gentle detumesence of "mainstream media" (read liberal media, or more precisely, Democratic media). Well I join him in his satisfaction.