MESA, Ariz. — Seated next to each another during the CNN Republican presidential debate Wednesday night, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum likely saw their candidacies go in opposite directions, say pundits scoring the debate this morning. Ron Paul and Newt … Continue reading»

The fine folks at Google Politics and Elections are downright awesome. (If you’re reading our Decision 2012 blog and you haven’t visited Google Politics and Elections yet, we highly recommend that you do so. Immediately) On Thursday they created a … Continue reading»

Two links tonight, both somewhat serendipitously off the beaten path as it were. First, Nate Silver at the FiveThirtyEight blog compares Romney’s performance at Thursday’s debate in Charleston to what’s known in football parlance as a “prevent defense.” (Yet another great elections … Continue reading»

The super PAC affiliated with Comedy Central comedian Stephen Colbert, “Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow,” has produced four ads in the past week specifically targeting South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary on Jan. 21 — and at least three of … Continue reading»

The Newt Gingrich guide to dominant debating

Let’s just skip the evenhanded pleasantries and fast-forward to the heart of the matter: Newt Gingrich flat-out won Monday’s Republican presidential debate in South Carolina — and not only did Gingrich win, but we think he turned in an all-time … Continue reading»

At this point in the political career of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, it’s well known the former Massachusetts governor is capable of eliciting wildly polarizing opinions from media pundits. That divergence has perhaps never been more obvious than with … Continue reading»

In terms of the Republican presidential race, the first two weeks of 2012 illustrate that influential politicos are increasingly willing to endorse a candidate based more on policy positions and political realities than religious affiliation. Saturday the Deseret News reported, … Continue reading»

Public Policy Polling released results Friday that show Mitt Romney is still the leader among likely voters for South Carolina’s Jan. 21 Republican presidential primary. “Mitt Romney continues to hold a modest lead in South Carolina’s Republican primary for President. … Continue reading»

On Friday, Newt Gingrich publicly asked the pro-Gingrich super PAC “Winning Our Future” to either correct factual inaccuracies or altogether pull “King of Bain,” a so-called documentary attacking Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capitol. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of … Continue reading»