Since 1851, the holder of the America’s Cup trophy has lost only four times. The structure of the race requires challengers to compete against each other to determine who will go head to head with the champion. While teams exhaust themselves vying for a chance to race the incumbent, the team with the trophy need only worry about the final race. Read More
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has moved up in the latest Gallup poll of the Republican presidential race. A new survey, completed after decisions by Mitch Daniels, Mike Huckabee, and Donald Trump not to run for president, shows Palin in second place, close behind leader Mitt Romney. But the number of voters who are undecided is larger than any single candidate's support. Read More
So Mitch Daniels is not running for president. Read More
Debt limit: Today is the day Secretary Tim Geithner said the world would end. Today is the day that the U.S. government is expected to hit the $14.294 trillion debt ceiling. But instead of Armageddon, the sun rose in the east and Asian markets did not disintegrate. Life in the United States, and everywhere, is proceeding normally. Read More
The weakest part of our political system is the presidential nomination process. And it's not coincidental that it's the part of the federal system that finds least guidance in the Constitution.
There is no provision in the Constitution that says that Iowa and New Hampshire vote first. The idea of giving any two states a preferred position in the process of choosing a president would surely have struck the Framers as unfair. Read More
Michelle Obama has an unlikely friend in her battle to slim down Americans.Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas who claims not to have decided whether to once again seek the Republican nomination for president, has told conservatives to find another target when it comes to weight watching. In fact, he says the first lady should be praised for her campaign to improve the dietary habits of a population vastly overweight. Read More
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leads President Obama by two points, 44-42 percent, in the latest Rasmussen Reports national survey of voter preference for the 2012 presidential campaign. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is in a dead heat with Obama, with both drawing 43 percent.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin trails Obama by 11 points, while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is behind the Democratic incumbent by eight and Rep. Ron Paul, R-TX, by nine points. Read More
In a press release, WikiLeaks has blamed Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, and other conservatives for the Tucson shootings, and called for them to be prosecuted for “incitement.” It is not clear why WikiLeaks thinks people like Huckabee had anything to do with the shootings. Read More
Mike Huckabee recently publicly expressed his disagreement with Sarah Palin's attacks on Michelle Obama's heavy-handed approach to childhood obesity:
“With all due respect to my colleague and friend Sarah Palin, I think she's misunderstood what Michelle Obama is trying to do,” the former Arkansas governor said Tuesday on the “Curtis Sliwa Show.” ... Read More
All this talk about holding President Obama to one term. Hmm -- good luck. If his numbers stay around 50 percent, and assuming even marginal improvement in the economy, Republican 2012 campaign expenditures could be money down a rathole. Read More