Ben Carson Announces Presidential Bid to Mixed Reception

Ben Carson just announced his bid for the Republican Presidential Nomination in 2016 … to quite a mixed response. I’m not sure exactly why so many people, especially in the black community, are so singularly unenthusiastic about Dr. Carson. From the beginning of his public career, he has never pretended to be anything other than a conservative Christian. Yet many former supporters say he is tarnishing his once grand reputation with his political stances: For many young African Americans who Read more […]

Can Rand Paul Win in 2016? Does it Matter?

Political analyst Dick Morris thinks Rand Paul doesn’t have what it takes to win in 2016. Morris points out three ideological layers of conservative voter values, and he thinks Rand Paul wins in only one of those: The Republican Party is a three-layer cake consisting of economic libertarians, evangelical believers and national security advocates. Huckabee in 2008 showed you cannot win only as an evangelical. He is showing signs of having learned that lesson in his current bid. McCain showed the Read more […]

Biden Wants to “Take Back America” … From Himself?

Vice President Joe Biden, a likely 2016 Democratic candidate for president, recently said it was time to “take back America.” And one must wonder … take back America from whom? I assume he may have been talking about the filibustering House, but gaining a Democratic majority in the House wouldn’t do much to further the Democratic agenda. That would be like finishing a game of RISK at this point. Only gloaters or completion-fetishists bother. The fact is that Obama has already made it Read more […]