Monday, October 24th, 2016

Donald Trump’s supporters are quickly running to the record to point out that *gasp* Mitt Romney accepted Trump’s endorsement in 2012. Here’s the latest Facebook meme: Let’s start with the obvious that it’s one thing to accept an endorsement from a person who has a reputation as a businessman, it’s another thing when the roles […]

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for president in 2012, posted the text of his speech today. I am re-posting it below. – JW Full remarks on the state of the 2016 presidential at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at University of Utah. Click here to watch the video of this speech I […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion 11/12/15 Republicans had serious debate Process separating grown-ups from amateurs The Republican Party came home to Wisconsin Tuesday night. The Republican candidates running for president participated in the fourth debate. Watching the introduction on the Fox Business News channel, the presidential candidates appearing at the debate were risking getting shot […]

Michigan Democrats are complaining about the use of hidden cameras to spy on their candidate for governor. Apparently hidden cameras at private events should only be used to record Republicans like Mitt Romney. Glad we know the ground rules now. Print this entry

The good folks at (subscription required) asked a number of Wisconsin conservatives to discuss the presidential buzz regarding Governor Scott Walker. If you respond the fastest, your answer gets posted first, and I start the discussion by being something of a killjoy. Here’s part of what I wrote: In politics, timing is everything. Walker’s […]

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 […]

Byron York in the Washington Examiner is watching Republicans run away from Mitt Romney as fast as they can. But what’s really interesting is the point he raises near the end of the article, {Romney pollster Neil} Newhouse said his polling always showed an “enthusiasm gap” in Romney’s favor throughout the race. “The intensity behind […]

Waukesha Freeman 11/08/2012, Page A08 Moving on after disappointing election As the late Freddie Mercury sang, “Another party’s over, and I’m left here cold sober. My baby left me for somebody new.” Apparently we should always trust the polls. Or as someone posted on Twitter on election night, “This election obviously oversampled Democrats.” Judging from […]

If you subscribed to Charlie Sykes’ you already received a link to his blog post to election predictions by Fred Barnes and Peggy Noonan. Sykes also includes an electoral college map predicting the outcome by a certain pundit we all know and love. On the flip side, widely respected Larry Sabato predicts an Obama […]

Not that long ago, a local public official complained that I was bringing up something from the past. That prompted a response from me to the effect that the oracular function of the newspaper is usually restricted to the horoscopes, and that most of what appeared in a newspaper occurred in the past. I should […]