Obviously, Democrats want voters to be thinking about John McCain’s age and fretting over whether it might be eating away at his mental faculties. There’s no other reason why party’s anti-McCain talking points would call for surrogates to so prominently slip forms of the word “confused” into attacks on the soon-to-be 72-year-old Republican candidate.
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The April 22 Pennsylvania primary breathed new life into an underdog presidential campaign that had been on the ropes, ensuring that the race would continue at least through the Indiana primary in two weeks and raising new concerns within the party about the front-runner’s ability to close the deal.
Yes, this is old news—28 years Read More
Upon tuning in for Mitt Romney’s much-hyped speech on religion Thursday morning, many viewers probably asked the same first question: What’s George Bush doing there?
The former President invited Mr. Romney to deliver the address at his presidential library in College Station, joined him on stage and even offered a personal introduction.
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The first President George Bush—the one with two middle names—is 83 years old now and isn’t one to give many interviews. And when he does consent to a sit-down, they always seem to be done with an understanding—either explicitly stated or an agreement between gentlemen—that he is not to be uncomfortably probed about his son’s Read More
The tantalizing illusions of war opponents about two Republican Party elders have this week been shattered.
John Warner, the soon-to-be-retired Virginia Senator, and George H.W. Bush, the President’s father, potentially have the clout to engineer an 11th hour maneuver that might hasten the end of the war.
But neither of them will ever exercise that Read More
Supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis thinks he’s figured out how to make himself Mayor in 2009.
He’s got money, certainly. And he’s got connections: He’s a key bundler for Hillary Clinton and claims her husband, the former President, as a friend.
All he needs now is a political party.
He’s a Democrat, but he’s decided that Read More
In this week’s paper, I wrote about the efforts of supermarket magnate and Clinton bundler John Catsimatidis to ingratiate himself with local Republicans in advance of his prospective bid for mayor.
The fact that he’s a Democrat, he stressed, shouldn’t be a big deal.
“I was a Republican in the 1980′s–a Ronald Reagan Republican,” Read More
“Hello, I’m Ashley Bush,” said a fresh-faced brunette, extending an arm sheathed in white kid. A native of Houston, the granddaughter of former President George H.W. Bush, 17, was among those chosen to represent the United States at the 52nd Annual International Debutantes Ball at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on the evening of Dec. 29. Fifty-nine Read More
The idea that former President George H.W. Bush cracked up in front of the Florida legislature today because he still grieves his son Jeb’s loss of the ’94 governor’s race is preposterous. Yes, that’s what Bush was talking about when he started crying, but the idea is nuts. What does your father even remember about Read More