Scott Galupo


May 2011


Obama Poised to Take Advantage of Status Quo in 2012

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Talk to Republicans lately about the upcoming presidential campaign, and inevitably you’ll hear reassuring things like, “He can’t run on ‘Hope’ and ‘Change’ this time around. He’s gonna have to defend an actual record.”

This is certainly true, as far as it goes. (Last week, I talked about the ...

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TAGS:
2012 presidential election
Democratic Party
health care reform
Palin, Sarah
Pawlenty, Tim
Medicaid
Obama, Barack
Republican Party
unemployment
Medicare

Republicans Will Have Some Advantages in 2012

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Rich Lowry surveys the congealing gravy that is the field of GOP presidential contenders and asks, “Is this it?” Each for-sure candidate is flawed in some way, some more severely than others, and the most plausible-seeming possibilities have chosen to take a pass.

It might help, at this point, if ...

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TAGS:
Obama, Barack
2012 presidential election
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Bush, George H.W.
Clinton, Bill
Carter, Jimmy
Reagan, Ronald

'Draft Daniels' Movement for 2012 Reminiscent of 'Draft Goldwater'

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In the 1950s, the conservative movement was an intellectual backwater for various eccentric ex-communists and antistatists of both the libertarian and cranky reactionary stripes.

By the early ’60s, it had become a muscular, if still nascent, popular force. Tired of the Republican Party’s acceptance ...

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TAGS:
Daniels, Mitch
Bachmann, Michele
Palin, Sarah
deficit and national debt
2012 presidential election
Republican Party
Trump, Donald
Huckabee, Mike
Huntsman, Jon
Romney, Mitt
Gingrich, Newt
Barbour, Haley

With Newt Gingrich, 2012 GOP Race Isn't Just About the Governors

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That state governors, businessmen, or others with “executive” experience make better presidential candidates than Washington lawmakers is almost a truism in Republican politics.

It’s a big part of Mitt Romney’s appeal, such as it is, and is certainly a factor in the push to draft Indiana Gov. Mitch ...

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politics
Barbour, Haley
deficit and national debt
Romney, Mitt
Republican Party
2012 presidential election
Congress
Gingrich, Newt

Obama Was Right About Going Into Pakistan After Bin Laden

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This exchange from the first 2008 presidential debate is worth revisiting, in light of the spectacular bin Laden kill.

On one level, it’s a rare example of a high-level hypothetical scenario—the kind of shooting-the-breeze-about-world-historical-events conversation you might have with a friend at a ...

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TAGS:
bin Laden, Osama
McCain, John
Obama, Barack
national security terrorism and the military
al-Qaida
politics

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