South Pacific Politics Guide
This article summarizes the rivalry of between Huntsman and Romney over the last year and why Huntsman will not be attending the GOP national convention.
Newt Gingrich accuses Fox News as being biased towards Mitt Romney's campaign and says that CNN is much more neutral.
Paul Krugman calls Paul Ryan's budget plan fraudulent for slashing taxes for corporations and the rich, drastically cutting food and medical aid to the needy, and not providing any details on how he would make up a trillion dollar deficit.
Dave Pederson's take on why Santorum truly is the worst GOP candidate running and just how Santorum platforms his entire campaign message around his extreme Christian views.
David Shuster breaks down the GOP race heading into the Illinois primary
Adele Stan writes of the GOP candidates: "What's stunning about this year's crop of endorsers is the torrent of venom, mendacity and absurdity that spills from their mouths and pens -- not to mention the fact that most of these endorsements have been warmly received, and none have been rejected."
Greenwell Springs Baptist Church pastor Dennis Terry introduced presidential candidate Rick Santorum in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a hateful speech railing against liberals and non-Christians and condemning abortion rights, "sexual perversion," same-sex marriage and secular government.
Despite lack of preparation, Romney is still posed to win the south and likely take the nomination.
Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino executive keeping Newt Gingrich’s presidential hopes alive, has relayed assurances to Mitt Romney that he will provide even more generous support to his candidacy if he becomes the Republican nominee, several associates said in interviews here.
Newt Gingrich vowed again to stay in the Republican presidential contest until the convention in August and said he will spend the next several months engaged in a bitter battle with Mitt Romney.
Transcript of CNN Republican Debate 1/26/2012
Republican Debate Transcript, Tampa, Florida, January 2012
While many on the left are extolling Ron Paul's anti-war stance, he is on record as opposing just about everything else this democracy stands for: environmental protection, Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare, public education, civil rights laws, laws on food and drug safety and workers’ rights.
Rick Santorum's foundation raised $2.58 million, with only 39 percent of that donated directly to groups helping the needy and the remainder to spent to run itself mainly benefiting Santorum’s political allies.
Paul Krugman writes that while Mitt Romney and other Republicans talk about level playing fields, in reality America is actually a country based on privilege. And the Republicans want to keep it that way.