Republicans Have A New Hero. But He May Be Backing A Lost Cause

February 10, 2012

Republicans Have A New Hero. But He May Be Backing A Lost Cause

James Anderson writes from Washington: Who could have thought that Rick Santorum would win hands down in the Republican primaries in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri on Tuesday? He did so on a shoestring budget and was outspent ten to one by the front runner for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney. Newt Gingrich did not campaign and finished a poor third. At present Romney has 107 delegates, Santorum 45 and Gingrich 32, as they head towards the National Convention in August that will select the candidate to take on President Barack Obama. The winner has to get the support of at least 1143 delegates, to aspire to be America’s next President. So why did Mr Santorum win and Mr Romney lose? Both were fighting for the evangelical Christian and Tea Party votes. Santorum is the son... 

Democratic Primaries In America: It Gets Funnier By The Day

March 31, 2008

Democratic Primaries In America: It Gets Funnier By The Day

Who needs The Simpsons when the really funny stuff is happening out there on the Democratic campaign trail practically every day? The restraint that Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama had been demonstrating initially evaporated once the fight started in earnest. The moment Hillary realised that Barack was getting in the lead she let it rip; and Obama, obviously, hit back. The mudslinging began in earnest with both contenders going for each other’s throats. At one point it got so bad that the chairman of the Democratic party, Howard Dean, told both candidates to shut up and stop attacking each other. He even went as far as to suggest ending the contest by July 1, whatever the result, and letting the Democratic convention in August in Denver decide who should be the candidate for the presidency. He...