All posts tagged: republican

The GOP presidential field, post-Daniels

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First, an excerpt from my last prediction on this zany 2012 election season, over a year ago: The big players: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Mitch Daniels,¬†Newt Gingrich and possibly Tim Pawlenty and Bobby Jindal. Huckabee and Palin will be active, but few people take them seriously as presidential material. Much of the election will hinge on the VPs. A likable and informed Republican Vice Presidential candidate up against Biden is going to win the GOP […]

The Political Ideology Spectrum

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If you've ever been frustrated, confused or irritated at trying to figure out what political "team" you're supposed to play for, join the club. It's enough to make a lot of people shrug their shoulders and opt for easier choices in life, like whether you want your steak medium or medium rare. Therefore, I've attempted to provide the most accurate and shortest explanation known to mankind.

Political Parties 101

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Our founders hoped we would not have political parties in America, but they also knew it was inevitable–the first parties developed just in time for the the second election. We can no more easily rid the world of political parties than we can of war among nations or yelling fits between the cast members of “The Real World”. And for the same reason: people desire different things for their lives, and when we put them […]