Friday, October 21st, 2016

Each year I make a list of predictions, and each year we examine where I went wrong. Unfortunately the end of the Mayan calendar did not mean the end of the world, so we have 50 predictions to sort through. It might be easier to don the sackcloth and walk barefoot through Canterbury while being […]

As best as I can tell, the latest Herman Cain video is revenge against the killer rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Or perhaps it’s an homage to former President Jimmy Carter, tax-and-spend revenge? The video really needed the little girl smoking a cigarette afterwards. Print this entry

The problem with doing fifty predictions at the beginning of the year is checking them at the end of the year. Of course, I could be like every other pundit that makes predictions and then ignores them. That’s just not my style. Besides, it’s fun for me, too, to see just how badly I did. […]

As former Governor Mitt Romney’s other opponents for the Republican nomination for president appear to be imploding one at a time, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich seems to be enjoying a surge. Rich Lowry of National Review: The chattering class that left Gingrich for dead months ago is now talking of a revival. […]

Here’s a gaffe that can’t be blamed on the campaign manager. I’ve mentioned my dislike for less-than-clever nicknames used to describe public figures before. In last night’s debate, Herman Cain demonstrated why political figures should always avoid calling political opponents silly nicknames. The legislation has already been written. H.R. 3000. In the previous Congress it […]

The real problem for Herman Cain isn’t a campaign manager who smokes. It isn’t even some anonymous sexual harassment claims. Kevin Binversie is right. It’s the money. I like Mark and, yes, he and I have some history together. Unlike a few people I’m not going to gratuitously kick Mark, either. (You know, some of […]

There’s a long article on the “Menomonee Falls Now” website (a Journal Sentinel product) about the non-candidacy of Kurt Heins for Waukesha County clerk. I wasn’t going to comment any more on this story, but there are a few people (including, apparently, WTMJ’s Charlie Sykes) who think that the Waukesha Freeman should have caught this […]

Egads. Herman Cain’s campaign manager Mark Block appears in a video for his candidate smoking a cigarette. It’s shocking. The Atlantic and the New York Times see more than just a cigarette, they see a whole Big Tobacco conspiracy. You know who else is in the Big Tobacco conspiracy? It reaches all the way into […]

Jim Geraghty gives a pretty good explanation of former Massachussets Governor Mitt Romney’s relative success campaigning so far, but hits one flat note describing Romney’s opponent, former Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain, At this rate, next month Herman Cain will be apologizing for offering sausages made from endangered species as topping options while running Godfather’s […]

If you want to vote in the Wiggy presidential preference poll (on the right hand side of the blog page) you have until Wednesday night at 9:00 PM. Right now Herman Cain is leading with nineteen votes. Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann are tied at a distant second with eight votes each. Romney and Pawlenty […]