It’s tempting to compare Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign to Jimmy Carter’s in 1976.
Both men, personable and devoutly Christian former governors from small southern states, began in total anonymity, only to navigate their way in dogged fashion to the head of crowded primary packs.
In Mr. Carter’s case, the momentum carried him all the way Read More
When Fred Thompson enters the Republican primary in September, he’ll bring considerable charm, a nearly perfect pro-life voting record, a base of support from conservative opinion makers and a useful distance from the calamities which have befallen Republicans of late.
Still, the still-hypothetical Thompson candidacy is likely to prove a lot more vulnerable to attack Read More
Martin Kramer has never met Rudy Giuliani. But the recently named senior Middle East advisor to the Giuliani campaign appears to be having significant influence on how the former mayor views the world.
"I was not added for who I am," said Mr. Kramer, in a phone interview from Tel Aviv. "Certainly not for Read More
John McCain did not appear on any of the Sunday morning shows this week, nor was his name mentioned with any particular frequency.
But the conversation on the big three network programs centered on the two topics that have come to define and imperil the Arizona Republican's White House bid: Iraq, where his stay-the-course rhetoric Read More
Mitt Romney used the first Republican presidential debate to validate his inclusion in the top tier and Rudy Giuliani used the second one to save his campaign from falling out of it.
In tonight’s third debate, though, nothing transpired that threatens to alter the basic GOP pecking order. Messrs. Giuliani and Romney, Read More
We've been keen to follow Rudolph Giuliani's connections to the powerful Texas firm of Bracewell & Giuliani, which puts him (and presumably his presidential campaign) in the room with lots of Texas Republicans with money to spend.
The firm spent a lot to make Giuliani a senior partner, and Giuliani & Partners a member, of Read More
Mitt Romney may have abandoned most of the positions he ran on in Massachusetts, but evidently he’s sticking with one of his favorite rhetorical tricks.
Late in last night's debate, Mr. Romney fielded an odd question from moderator Chris Matthews about whether it would be good to have Bill Clinton Read More
Mitt Romney, who will be speaking at Yeshiva University tonight, is also planning two fund-raisers on May 7 and 8 here in the city. One of them will be a “Women for Romney” event headed by Meg Whitman, President and CEO of eBay, according to a source who received a call Read More
More on John McCain’s revamped find-raising operation…
His New York regional finance committee will have a meeting this coming Friday at the Regency in midtown Manhattan to discuss fund-raising strategy in what will be a crucial second quarter for the Arizona senator, according to a source in the campaign.
According to the source, McCain’s schedule Read More
A new Quinnipiac poll of New Jersey voters has Rudy Giuliani beating all of the leading Democratic presidential candidates in head-to-head match-ups:
- 49 to 40 percent over Hillary Clinton
- 48 to 38 percent over Barack Obama
- 48 to 41 percent over John Edwards
By contrast, the Democrats all come out narrowly Read More