Overview for 2012-primary

The Expectations Game

Byron York has a tough read on the meaning of the Iowa result for Romney. In the end, Romney escaped humiliation, and he did it at far less cost than in 2007-2008, when he gave Iowa everything he had in his first run for the GOP nomination. "If you look back four years ago, we had 52 paid …

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Written by David Frum on Wednesday January 4, 2012

Admit it, it Could be Newt

I note with smug satisfaction the growing buzz for Newt Gingrich. For months now, I’ve felt like the Prophet Jeremiah, prophesying destruction to people who won't listen or believe me. Yes, Newt has a staggering number of very ugly skeletons in his closet. Yes, his campaign stumbled badly out of …

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Written by Jamie McFadden on Friday November 11, 2011

The Coming Herman Cain Culture War

It's only a matter of time before the Herman Cain sexual harassment settlement is unsealed. The exact nature of the charges against Cain will be revealed. They will most likely turn out to be very ambiguous: banter, innuendo, etc. At that point, here's what will happen: People on the …

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Written by David Frum on Tuesday November 1, 2011

It WILL be Romney

Rick Perry's propensity for gaffes, poor straw poll performance, and lackluster debating skills are already forcing many people who thought he would surely be the Republican nominee to reconsider. They're right to have second thoughts, yet while Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, and even Jon Huntsman …

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Written by Eli Lehrer on Monday September 26, 2011

Romney's Dangerous Windfall

Rick Perry seems to be reeling after his debate performance in Florida last week. It’s early yet to see anything in public polling, but his subsequent flop in the Florida straw poll into which he had invested significant money and energy is causing serious concern for his campaign. However, …

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Written by Chris Ladd on Monday September 26, 2011

Huntsman: The Truer Conservative

Here’s a brief biography of two candidates: One of them presided over arguably the best business climate in the nation, so good that Forbes magazine ranked it as the best state for business and careers. As governor, he enacted free-market health care reforms, balanced the budget, and thus …

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Written by J.D. Hamel on Wednesday September 7, 2011

Preventing Another Palin Disaster

In my column for The Week I discuss the lessons that Republicans must learn for 2012 and beyond, so they don't repeat the same mistakes they made with Sarah Palin: The people who promoted and celebrated the Palin pick have disavowed — or at least abandoned — their former enthusiasm. They no …

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Written by David Frum on Wednesday August 17, 2011

Rick Perry's Shrewd Move

Texas Governor Rick Perry may have just made a very shrewd move.  No, I'm not talking about declaring himself to be a candidate for president on the same day of the Iowa Straw Poll.  I'm talking about this : John Sharp, the former Texas comptroller who was student body president at Texas …

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Written by Mark R. Yzaguirre on Tuesday August 16, 2011

Pawlenty Spins His Fundraising Numbers

The way they are trying to spin Pawlenty's fundraising numbers shows the dire situation his campaign is in. Today, Governor Tim Pawlenty’s spokesman, Alex Conant, released this statement: "Gov. Pawlenty will report that his campaign has raised about $4.2 million, and begins the third …

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Written by Robert Lee on Saturday July 2, 2011

The GOP's Gay President?

Fred Karger is running for president on the Republican ticket but he has no name recognition and no experience in elected office. What do you do if you’re running for president, but have no name recognition and no experience in elected office? Like Republican Fred Karger, who is in just that …

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Written by Tim Mak on Sunday May 1, 2011

You Read it First at FrumForum

With birtherism gaining steam, more bloggers are signing on to an idea proposed at F F : asking GOP candidates whether they believe Obama was born in the U.S. Over at the Huffington Post , blogger Asher Smith wonders what would happen at the GOP debate if the candidates are asked whether or …

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Written by FrumForum Editors on Monday April 4, 2011