As I type, Herman Cain has faded away at Intrade
going from a $0.60 share price this morning
to (as I type) $0.40. Not looking good for Herman.
Gee, I wonder why?
For Granite Staters: the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance has
put together its 2011 report card
for our state legislators.
My senator, Amanda Merrill, wangled a D+, the second-from-lowest score, shared by only three of her colleagues. The news for my representatives (Strafford 2) is only slightly better: B, C+, C-, D+, D-. How did yours do?
Stiles notes the 40 House Republicans who signed a letter
last week urging the "supercommittee" tasked with deficit reduction
to consider "all options". This is widely, and probably accurately,
viewed as a white flag on tax-raising.
Who are these weasels? Unsurprisingly, one is the RINO from New Hampshire's Other Congressional District, Charlie Bass.
Mickey Kaus points
out that while Sarah Palin negatives might have
made her a poor candidate, she's giving better speeches than any
candidate. An excerpt from his excerpt:
We sent a new class of leaders to D.C., but immediately the permanent political class tried to co-opt them – because the reality is we are governed by a permanent political class, until we change that. They talk endlessly about cutting government spending, and yet they keep spending more. They talk about massive unsustainable debt, and yet they keep incurring more. They spend, they print, they borrow, they spend more, and then they stick us with the bill. Then they pat their own backs, and they claim that they faced and “solved” the debt crisis that they got us in, but when we were humiliated in front of the world with our country’s first credit downgrade, they promptly went on vacation.In 2008 she was constrained into McCain's theme of blaming the "greedy" for economic woe, which was disappointing. Much better now. Whole thing here
Mitt Romney got some cheers for his recent fiscal proposals, but
Suderman just sees the same old mush when
it comes to Medicare:
The plan bears all of the now-familiar hallmarks of a Romney policy proposal. It’s vague. It’s designed for maximum pandering. And Romney was against it before he was for it.Hey, at least he's not obviously self-destructing. That's a low bar to clear, but one the other candidates are tripping over.