Archive for August, 2007

Mississippi Comes Off the Board

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

According to Press Secretary Margaret McPhillips, Sen. Thad Cochran is running for reelection.  This race is all over but the crying.  Cochran, a member of the old guard, is not my favorite Republican Senator, but at this point, this is good news.  He’s a big spender, but he’s generally conservative otherwise and doesn’t go out […]

Blogging at

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Thanks to Alex at Save the GOP for inviting me to start posting on the site.  I posted there for the first time Thursday night and look forward to continuing to blog with them to reform the Party.  That said, I will continue posting regularly here as well.

Reading the Tea Leaves: Cochran to Seek Reelection?

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Today, Rep. Chip Pickering announced that he will retire from Congress to spend more time with his family.  Many think Pickering had been laying in wait for one of the Senate seats to open up, and his decision suggests that it is more likely than not that Sen. Thad Cochran will seek reelection.  Democrats do […] Kickoff

Thursday, August 16th, 2007

The first of a few GOP responses to, is up and running.  Unlike ActBlue, will select candidates through a process that begins with a stump speech and comments and ends with an up-or-down vote on the inclusion of those proposed.  Members of the site are currently voting on the inclusion of Rep. Marilyn […]

Pray for the Victims of the Peru Earthquake

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

I recently spent three months in Lima, Peru volunteering with an education-related NGO. When I arrived, I saw in person what I had previously only seen on the 30 second television ads that most people turn off. The children lived in single-parent families and were often abused. Potable water was delivered in trucks, as there […]

Rumors of Kennedy’s Decision Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Monday, August 13th, 2007

As reported here last week, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy announced that he would seek reelection this November.  Some interpreted that as a decision that he would not challenge Sen. Mary Landrieu next year.  After a few days, it has become clear that Kennedy’s decision was not meant as a statement that he would not run […]

Romney Takes the Straw Poll; Brownback Effectively Out

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney took Saturday’s Iowa Straw Poll, carrying 31% of the vote.  Former AR Gov. Mike Huckabee followed with 18%, defeating Sen. Sam Brownback, who essentially bet the ranch on the straw poll to take only 15%.  Rep. Tom Tancredo finished a respectable fourth, with nearly 14% of the vote.
The rest:
Tom Tancredo […]

Hypocricy at its Finest

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Yesterday, former Sen. Tom Daschle sent out an e-mail authorized by Sen. Tim Johnson’s reelection campaign calling Republicans “sad” and “desperate” for publicly stating that Sen. Tim Johnson’s seat will be a top target next year.  He also accused Republicans of launching attacks against the incumbent.  Daschle ought to be ashamed of himself for making […]

Rep. Baker Bows Out

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Rep. Richard Baker announced that he will not challenge Sen. Mary Landrieu.  Baker’s name was one of several that has been bandied about for the seat.  Most consider Democrat State Treasurer John Kennedy the GOP’s best chance, and Sen. David Vitter has already said that Kennedy will change parties to make the bid.  As such, Baker’s […]

OK DEM Unfit to Serve

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

“A man is known by the company he keeps.”  — Aesop
Apparently Oklahoma Senator Andrew Rice doesn’t care.  He has decided to associate himself with the most extreme elements of the left in his effort to replace Sen. Jim Inhofe.  This particular post ought to seal his fate.
Kossacks have long advocated surrender in Iraq, partial-birth abortion, […]