Aug 112012
 
It's Ryan!  Immediate Impressions

In his recent piece, Charles Krauthammer set out two approaches that Mitt Romney can take in his campaign against the president. Stewardship or ideology.  Krauthammer asserted that Romney would win with an ideology approach.  In a previous post, I wrote that Romney needs to be an architect, not a handy man; he needs to have a vision for the country, not just a pragmatic fix for it. By picking Paul Ryan, Romney [more . . . ]

Just Plain Wrong

 Posted by at 7:37 pm
Jun 302012
 
Just Plain Wrong

In my last post, on June 1, I predicted that the ironically-named Affordable Care Act would be struck down as unconstitutional.  I was just plain wrong. I was correct that the law violated the commerce clause, which was the primary authority on which the government based its argument.  I also opined that at least one liberal justice would concur in the “violates the commerce clause” point, but would provide that the [more . . . ]

Jun 012012
 
Specific Thoughts on Random Things

Time flies!  It’s been nearly two whole months since my last post.  Please forgive me, dear readers, but since my last post I wrapped up law school and I am currently studying for the bar exam . . . no rest for the weary.  However, while I have not been blogging much, I have been thinking about a few things . . . The subtitle of Wake Up Winston! is [more . . . ]

Jan 262012
 
The Best Non-Romney Is Actually . . . Mitt Romney

I was going to write about the fickleness of conservatives.  Fickleness seemed an apt description.  In this primary season, conservatives swooned first over Michelle Bachmann.  Then Herman Cain.  Rick Perry was king of the prom for a dance or two.  Then Newt Gingrich wooed conservative hearts . . . until he attacked free enterprise, which wasn’t too smart because conservatives like free enterprise.  Rick Santorum, of course, turned heads in [more . . . ]

The “Vision Thing” Revisited

 Posted by at 10:50 pm
Jan 102012
 

I previously wrote about Mitt Romney’s vision problem.  Tonight, in his New Hampshire primary victory speech, Mitt took some steps in the right direction.  For example, he said: Our plans protect freedom and opportunity, and our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States.” As I wrote in that prior post,  Mitt needs “to articulate the principles that his solutions serve.”  His speech tonight was a step in the right direction.  I [more . . . ]

Jan 082012
 

I like Mitt Romney.  I supported him for the Republican nomination in 2008, and I support him now (and I have since the primaries began and the candidates were determined).  I’m not looking for a Messiah in a presidential candidate, I’m looking for the best candidate, closest to my views, who can win.  I believe that Mitt is well-suited to satisfy that criteria.  But Mitt’s got a conspicuous problem.  He [more . . . ]

Jan 042012
 

Rick Santorum is a good man.  He ran a great campaign in Iowa and, although at the time of this writing the winner is yet to be determined, Santorum succeeded when it mattered by coming in first or second (probably second according to Karl Rove on Fox News…by 14 votes [Update: official, Romney wins by 8 votes][Latest Update: Santorum declared winner by 34 votes).  On a side note, Santorum’s success [more . . . ]

A Case For Romney

 Posted by at 4:35 pm
Dec 302011
 

I am voting for Romney. There, I said it.  Unfortunately,  I don’t get to vote in the primary until June because I live in California, one of the few states where Obama is above water. I supported Romney in 2008 because he was the most conservative candidate who had a reasonable chance of getting elected.  That is my basic guideline.  OK, I stole it off of Bill Buckley but I [more . . . ]

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