The GOP’s gender gap

If my email inbox is any indicator, the politics of gender-baiting, fear-mongering and class warfare preferred by the Democrats is being directed at what Democrat party polling must show is the GOP’s weakest link: women.

By Chris Ingram

The Tampa Tribune

Published March 10, 2012

If my email inbox is any indicator, the politics of gender-baiting, fear-mongering and class warfare preferred by the Democrats is being directed at what Democrat party polling must show is the GOP’s weakest link: women.

In the last month I’ve received blast emails from Democrat notables, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Bill Nelson, Donna Brazile, James Carville and Tampa’s own big-government liberal, Rep. Kathy Castor, among others.

For the most part the emails have contained emotionally charged and inflammatory messages suggesting Continue reading “The GOP’s gender gap”

5 things Newt would rather Florida voters forget

Just recently I made up my mind to vote for Mitt Romney for president. In assessing the rather weak field of GOP candidates, I believe Romney is the only one who has the experience, temperament, steady hand, and enough appeal to independents and swing voters to beat Barack Obama.

Don’t bet on Newt if beating Obama is the goal

By Chris Ingram

Just recently I made up my mind to vote for Mitt Romney for president. In assessing the rather weak field of GOP candidates, I believe Romney is the only one who has the experience, temperament, steady hand, and enough appeal to independents and swing voters to beat Barack Obama.

Newt Gingrich’s potential jackpot victory in Florida on Tuesday will only come at the behest of conservative Republican voters who don’t like Romney. Gingrich is betting they will leave their conscience at the door and forget about all the things they claim they value (morality, smaller government, no amnesty for illegals), roll the dice and vote for him. It’s an election strategy most Vegas odds-makers called a long-shot just weeks ago.

Newt Gingrich with Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson (left). Adelson and his wife have contributed over $10 million to a Super PAC benefitting Gingrich.

But Newt’s silver tongue, intellect, and remarkable recollection of history have served him well.

He’s wagering voters’ memories aren’t as remarkable as his own.

Gingrich would rather voters forget about Continue reading “5 things Newt would rather Florida voters forget”

Say so long to Gov. Charlie Crist, and hello Senator Crist?

Don’t get me wrong, I like Charlie Crist. I like him the same way I like the guy who mows my lawn. He’s a nice fella with a deep tan and a friendly smile. But I don’t want my lawn man making decisions about taxes, insurance, or my children’s education. And I don’t want Charlie Crist doing so either because he doesn’t have a grasp for the issues and he’s not willing to take a stand for anything. The proof is in the pudding: despite a lifetime in public service, Florida’s governor doesn’t have many accomplishments to show for.

Perhaps just plain “sorry Charlie” would be better…

By Chris Ingram

My friend and fellow political consultant Jamie Miller recently wrote on Irreverent View that he speculates Florida Governor Charlie Crist will run for re-election.

I disagree with Jamie.

I believe Charlie has his eye on the U.S. Senate.

Here’s why and what I think will happen: Continue reading “Say so long to Gov. Charlie Crist, and hello Senator Crist?”

The Economic Crisis

Looking for blame? Clinton comes to mind.

By Chuck Muth

The biggest problem I had with this bailout – other than the fact that it’s decidedly socialistic in nature and sets a horrible precedent for taxpayer bailouts of other industries down the road – is the rush to “do something” by President Bush and Congress.

After eight years of “compassionate conservatism” which gave us Homeland Security, the TSA, No Child Left Behind and Medicare prescription drugs, I’m automatically suspect of anything President Bush says about a “crisis” necessitating government action. In fact, my knee-jerk response is automatic opposition until proved otherwise. Continue reading “The Economic Crisis”

Three Hotheads

By now most folks who keep up with such things have heard that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced to an astonished world that she’s “trying to save the planet.” Hardly a modest mission, even for the self-styled most powerful woman on earth.<!–

Can any one of these people save the planet?

By Larry Thornberry

With Captain Kirk, Fancy Nancy Pelosi, and John McCain trying to save it, what chance has the planet got?

By now most folks who keep up with such things have heard that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced to an astonished world that she’s “trying to save the planet.” Hardly a modest mission, even for the self-styled most powerful woman on earth. Continue reading “Three Hotheads”