The Romney Rebound – Mitt wins Florida Primary with help of Super PAC

US Presidential Elections - Republican nominations

Just like a bad penny the Republicans can’t get rid of Mitt Romney no matter how many candidates they try to replace him with. A succession of front-runners have briefly topped him in the polls and beaten him in the voting in Iowa and South Carolina but he and his Super PACs just keep hanging on [...]

Rick Perry Pulls Out and Endorses Newt Gingrich

US Presidential Elections - Republican nominations

This morning Rick Perry, the conservative Governor of Texas, announced his withdrawal from the Republican Presidential race with polls in South Carolina showing him at only 4%. He entered the nomination process back in the summer with an enthusiastic reception from party members – especially Christian Evangelicals – which thrust him into front-runner position and attracted $17 million in campaign funding. His poor [...]

Mitt Romney Rides to Victory in New Hampshire

US Presidential Elections - Republican nominations

As widely predicted, Mitt Romney won the Republican Presidential Nomination primary in the comparatively moderate New Hampshire yesterday.  Gaining almost 40% of the vote there, he moves on to South Carolina with two wins under his belt and now looking like the front-runner nationally.  Joining him in the ultra-conservative state will be Ron Paul,who came a good [...]

USA: Democracy or Dollarcracy? The impact of Super PACs

US Presidential Elections - Republican nominations

The next US Presidential Elections won’t take place until November 2012 but judging from the fact that possible candidates have been promoting themselves throughout the media for the last year I must presume that American politicians believe that the early bird catches the worm. On a more sinister note, they also seem to believe the truism that money buys [...]

The Eight Republican Characters of Comedy

US Presidential Elections - Republican nominations

With the current deluge of US political TV debates, it struck me recently that the Republicans aren’t searching for a presidential nominee to challenge Barack Obama but are piloting a new reality sitcom: The Eight Republican Characters of Comedy. For the uninitiated, The Eight Characters of Comedy is a book by Scott Sedita which suggests that successful sitcoms [...]

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