Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson: Is the Libertarian a longshot for 2016? photo: Steve Terrell, Flickr
I expected the 2012 race for national office to be a weird one.
Back in December, I advised my vast army of readers to bet on unusual permutations in the 2012 Republican primaries. So imagine this post being typed on an imaginary aircraft carrier, with a banner behind the author declaring “Weirdness Accomplished.”
Tuesday night Rick Santorum not only swept GOP contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado, the former Pennsylvania senator positively dominated the field.
At the indispensable Library Chronicles, Jeffrey often says the current race for the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nomination is basically a sham. He thinks all the maneuvering among the candidates, all the media hoopla over the televised debates, and all the changing poll numbers are just bread and circuses, not a true contest among rivals.
In his Oct. 22 re-election victory speech, Gov. Bobby Jindal repeatedly stressed his desire to make his second term as productive as possible.
Often, my conscience readers ask why I waste so much digital ink on former Governor Buddy Roemer’s silliness, when I should be working up a lather over Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s slipperiness. Fair point, but they miss the larger picture.
Below is a selection of excerpts from articles you may find useful while following Presidential campaign politics in the important weeks and months to come. I’ve highlighted points of interest in bold, including connections to Louisiana pols and politicos.
Scanning my blogreader, I couldn’t believe it. Susan at Juanita Jean’s and MacAoidh at The Hayride — two bloggers with very different perspectives — both liked the same quote from Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s speech announcing his presidential run:
And I’ll promise you this: I’ll work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can.
Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman announced for president this morning, which may well mean it’s downhill from here. That’s right, national Huntsmania may never get more intense than it is right now, so let’s all savor this political apex.