Well, with Romney finishing a distant third, T-Paw is looking less influential than ever, isn't he?Rick Santorum crushed his Republican presidential competitors during yesterday's Minnesota GOP caucus, but the victory is only as significant as the momentum it generates for his campaign in states ... More >>
There's something in the air the night before the caucus. As Republican candidates descended on our fair state for today's caucus, the glitter was inevitably not far behind. At a campaign rally in downtown Minneapolis last night, Congressman Ron Paul became the latest conservative presidential c ... More >>
After months of playing relatively nice with his fellow GOP presidential contenders, Rick Santorum's new Minnesota ad splatters Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.With a shit-eating smirk on his face, Romney is shown standing in front of a sinister Gingrich. Obama is in front of both of the GOP frontr ... More >>
Minnesota's Republican vanguard is throwing its weight behind Mitt Romney's bid to be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.Later today, House Speaker Kurt Zellers and House Majority Leader Matt Dean will reportedly headline a list of Romney's legislative backers. Last week's polling indicates ... More >>
All signs point toward a blue November in Minnesota, at least as far as the presidential race is concerned.A new Public Policy Polling poll indicates that Barack Obama is on track to cruise to a comfortable win here no matter which Republican contender ultimately emerges as the GOP candidate.In a ... More >>
Somehow, Newt is more popular than Romney even with MN women.Minnesota is Newt Gingrich territory. That's the conclusion emerging from a new Public Policy Polling poll of likely Republican voters in the state.The poll, conducted last weekend, just over two weeks ahead of the February 7 Minnesota ... More >>
With the Iowa Caucuses less than a week away, the 2012 Presidential campaign's preseason is not for long, and Michele Bachmann is far behind Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul in the polls. Republican candidates will begin to drop like punch-drunk boxers as the primary process moves from Iowa ... More >>
Minnesota native Lizz Winstead will be back for the holidays for what has become an annual homecoming show in which she puts her wry spin on the last year in American politics. The writer, comedian, and Daily Show creator spends all year performing topical material in an ever-changing lineup ... More >>
Michele Bachmann: Consistently crazy. Michele Bachmann's campaign ads have continued to be a mind-boggling facet of this presidential race. A couple months ago, she released four minutes of what looked like a bad Power Point presentation that made us think her campaign was running on fumes. ... More >>
Bachmann has mastered the hashtag.Michele Bachmann did well at the first-ever Twitter debate, using a bit of Twitter savvy to outshine several second-tier candidates.The debate, sponsored by conservative site Townhall.com, saw Bachmann swimming in the shallow end of the Republican pool against Ne ... More >>
Gay barbarians, at it again!It appears Bachmann & Associates, Marcus Bachmann's "pray the gay away" clinic, has become the latest victim of a glitter-bomb. In pictures released by Nick Espinosa, the same gay rights activist who glitter-bombed Newt Gingrich in May, protesters in barbarian cost ... More >>
Michele Bachmann left Tim Pawlenty in the dust in the wake of the New Hampshire Republican debate on Monday, not among Republicans in the Granite State, but also nationally, if you believe the polls. She's vaulted into second place behind Mitt Romney in both cases.
Screen shot from Politico Reporters snapped the aftermath of the glitter attack on T-PawFirst Newt Gingrich, now T-Paw: the glitter rainbow is everywhere. Our former governor and current GOP presidential contender was signing books in San Francisco today at a conference on health care. That' ... More >>
Obama beats them both, soundly, if the election is held today.Michele Bachmann has been soaking up more and more national press attention, but it looks like the more Americans are finding out about her, the less likely they seem to want her anywhere near the White House. In a new ABC/Washing ... More >>
So friendly looking.Will he call her a "pain in the ass" and threaten to "rip her lungs out" in person? Will she remember to look into the right camera and get her Revolutionary War history straight? Those questions and more may be answered when Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty show up fo ... More >>
The Gingrich glitter shower in Minneapolis earns rave reviews.That humiliating Newt Gingrich glitter shower at the hands of local left-wing activist Nick Espinoza rated a mention on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leno aired video of the prank, captured during a book signing for the Minnesota F ... More >>
As the world cowers in fear of the Great Retribution "about" to befall us, we have to wonder what we're so afraid of. Firstly: if everything is reduced to nothingness tomorrow, then our unexistence probably won't bother us too much. I mean, gnomes and unicorns don't seem too upset about their ... More >>
Robert EricksonNewt Gingrich gets a glitter shower.Newt Gingrich is having a seriously crappy week. First he goes off the Republican rails on Sunday by insisting that privatizing Medicare is a really bad idea. Next he has to bat down a scandal about running a $500,000 tab at Tiffany and Co ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty faces the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty wanted to look like bona fide presidential material tonight on Fox News, facing down the likes of Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich in a GOP debate from South Carolina. But those folks are not showing up. Neither is Michele Bachmann, n ... More >>
Do as Newt says, not as he does.Newt Gingrich, currently enjoying his third sanctity of marriage, is coming to Minnesota in May to headline a fundraiser for the values voters folks at the Minnesota Family Council. For $100 a pop, the guy who cheated on one cancer-stricken wife, and then che ... More >>
It's make-your-mind-up time.Tim Pawlenty says he will decide once and for all in the next two or three weeks whether he'll make a 2012 run for the White House. After three epic campaign commercials, a national book tour, frequent-flyer excursions to New Hampshire and Iowa, and incessant sucking ... More >>
It's Gingrich time.Newt Gingrich says a lot of crazy stuff, but deep down, he's just a tortured intellectual working through the trials of being misunderstood by lesser lights. And if you've got $5,000 to spare, he'll tell you all about it later this month.
T-Paw recently raised cash and his profile in TennesseeHe dropped one position, from 4th to 5th, but Tim Pawlenty is still ranked by the Washington Post as one of the Top 10 most influential Republicans. And among GOPers jockeying for 2012, the Post says he and Mitt Romney lead the pack, "dol ... More >>
... And Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity and Fox News in general, bullshitters all. The gleeful evisceration of Bachmann and Palin comes five minutes into the video clip below, as they invoke the name of Ronald Reagan during their Minneapolis love-fest to smear Obama for being a pie- ... More >>
If it's Friday it must be Florida: Gov. Tim Pawlenty will continue racking up the frequent flyer miles when he puts in an appearance Nov. 13 at The Forum Club of Southwest Florida in Palm Beach, north of Miami.
There's a new poll out from Rasmussen Reports on 2012 GOP candidates and Gov. Tim Pawlenty came in at a depressingly low 4 percent of the vote.
He basically stopped short of full-out endorsing him three years before the election. That's some passion for another man.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty managed to squeeze out a win against Newt Gingrich in National Public Radio's March Madness GOP 2012 bracket. Can he make it to the Final Four?
While we would love to trust our wonderful governor, we kind of suspect he's already filled one out himself and sees T-Paw making it to the finals. It's an embarrassing thing to admit, we know.
In conjunction with more exciting NCAA March Madness, National Public Radio has a 2012 GOP bracket poll running on their site for the next Republican candidate.
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