Archive for March, 2007

In Defense of Dr. Dobson

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

A number of conservatives, especially those in the blogosphere, have heaped scorn on Dr. James Dobson for the comments he made that appeared in today`s edition of US News and World Report.  While I personally disagree with Dr. Dobson`s assessment that former Sen. Fred Thompson is not a “Christian”, many are getting far too carried […]

Desperate Dems Get Candidate

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

DeKalb County Chief Executive Vernon Jones has decided, in the wake of an utter lack of viable candidates, to challenge Sen. Saxby Chambliss.  Jones has set his sights so high that his first fundraiser went at $100 a plate.  Jones is in the race because Democrats failed to recruit Rep. Jim Marshall, and Rep. John Barrow […]

Opportunity Knocks for Conservatives in CO

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Former Rep. Scott McInnis said in a press release yesterday that he would not be a candidate for Senate.  The decision is surprising in light of the fact that he had said early on that there was no question that he would run.  McInnis`s exit clears the way for conservatives, for whom he would have […]

Potential Pryor Challenger Emerges

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Unfortunately, he`s not a Republican.  Democrat Lt. Gov. Bill Halter has thus far refused to rule out a challenge to Sen. Mark Pryor.  Halter, though popular, is not nearly as popular or well known as the incumbent.  What`s more, all of the state`s constitutional officers save Halter have already acted in support of Pryor, making […]

Specter to Seek Reelection

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Sen. Arlen Specter announced remarkably early that he plans to seek yet another term in 2010.  Specter, a chief bane to conservatives throughout his career, will begin fundraising in earnest next month.  Needless to say, much can change in four years, so Specter`s announcement should be taken with caution, as his health has hampered him […]

DSCC Winning Web War

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Three months into the 2008 cycle, one indicator of attention to detail and overall competence strongly suggests that Chuck Schumer`s DSCC will once again throttle the NRSC just as it did in the last cycle.  The DSCC`s website suggests that it is serious about expanding its majority.  For over a month now, it has been regularly […]

Democrats Call for Wrong Timeline in Iraq

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Today, the Senate began debate on legislation that would ask the President to withdraw American troops by March of next year.  Some Republicans have called this a surrender resolution.  To an extent, they`re right.  To an extent, though, the Democrats are correct in saying that we need an end game in Iraq.

Since the “war” ended - […]

Easley Out; Dole Looking Strong

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Gov. Mike Easley announced last week that he will not challenge Sen. Elizabeth Dole.  The decision comes as a great relief to the GOP, as Dole has trailed in recent polling.  While not among the country`s most popular Senators, Dole is now looking pretty good, as other potential challengers trail her by as many as 15 points.  […]

Strike Three

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

New Hampshire Democrats swung and missed on their third choice of a challenger for Sen. John Sununu.  First, they wanted former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen to challenge him.  She opted out.  Then they targeted Gov. and potential self-financier Gary Hirshberg has backed down.  Apparently DSCC Chair Chucky Schumer is losing his touch.
While Sununu is not yet […]

Kyl on McCain

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Regular readers know that I´m no fan of Sen. McCain.  Sen. Kyl is.  He´s also one of the most reliable conservatives in the Senate.  For that reason, this is worth a read.