When Carville is Your Role Model


Come on, you Center-Right folk! If you can't manage to do better than James Carville, then what's the point?Remember when James Carville smeared Paula Jones, saying you'll never know what you'll find "when you drag a hundred dollar bill through a trailer park."Remember the criticism he rightly received from conservatives for saying such garbage? . . . Someone tell me how Mr. Barron today is any different from James Carville then...Read the whole thoughtful piece.The worst thing … [Read more...]

What Cain Should have Said at Presser – UPDATED

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Was chatting with some friends last night, and one was mildly annoyed with me for being underwhelmed with Herman Cain's presser, today. I thought it was too much talking in third-person, which suggested Cain's need to put distance between himself and what's he's experiencing; too much dancing and not enough punch-throwing. While I still rather like Cain (he's an original, at least), I can't help thinking that he failed to take advantage of a remarkable opportunity to express the frustrations of … [Read more...]

Bialek Will be MSM’s Penance for Brodderick


In the lead-up to the Gloria Allred presser, Gloria Borger, on CNN, said "a name and a face" was necessary if any hints and allegations were to stick to Herman Cain, or do lasting damage.So I was amused to hear Sharon Bialek say that she was putting herself forward to be "a name and a face" for just that purpose. In just those words. Just struck me as so neat, that's all.Having said that -- Sharon Bialek came across to me as pretty credible, and I don't know how Cain survives the … [Read more...]

Is Bradlee’s behavior here what Cain’s was?

This video by the Daily Caller is one of the most fascinating things I've ever seen, from start to finish.Just take in the following:The glaring whiteness of the room; all the privileged whitefolk rubbing elbows and throwing back a few drinks.Begin by noticing that Michelle Fields is covering a party for the launch of Chris Matthews' latest book, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, and the fact that the lionized Kennedy was a known womanizer, and a guy who believed in um, lowering taxes. … [Read more...]

Now, I OWN the Bus!

Ordinarily I would attach this as an update to this other post on Herman Cain, but this is so real and so oddly funny-yet-serious that I had to give it its own post. Thanks to the scholarly Diane Korzeniewski of Te Deum Blog … [Read more...]

Herman Cain singing at National Press Club

A lot of people on Twitter are swooning over this. Some are declaring that "Cain just won the election!"Which is silly nonsense. He hasn't even won the nomination, yet.Having said that, though, Cain has just struck a note that will resonate for many in the country, particularly African Americans in the churches. Don't minimize the effect his lovely basso profundo will have on people who are looking for something a little human, a little authentic and a little consoling. Do not … [Read more...]

SECOND Thoughts on Cain: Maddeningly Gray – UPDATE

Okay, so the other day I posted my First Thoughts on Herman Cain.Culled from Cain's recent remarks about abortion, gay marriage and Jesus-as-Conservative, here are some second thoughts:Cain's "I'm pro-life but pro-choice" is getting a lot of attention:...it ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to make. Not me as president. Not some politician. Not a bureaucrat. It gets down to that family. And whatever they decide, they decide. I shouldn’t try to t … [Read more...]

Herman Cain, First Thoughts UPDATES

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Reader Charles asked my take on Herman Cain?UPDATE: Read my SECOND thoughts on Cain, hereI have to see more. I am waiting to see someone I really want to vote for, and that hasn't happened yet, but Cain is certainly interesting and he deserves to be noticed. A pizza box may be flat and square, but Herman Cain does not appear to be.What I'm liking so far:Cain is undoubtedly a smart fellow; he seems to have a prodigious business sense, and I like the fact that he is up from … [Read more...]