A few days ago I read Chuck Coughlin’s blog post wherein he trashed the Tea Party in a manner both surprisingly full of animus, and devoid of understanding of our nation’s newest and largest movement. Coughlin is a professional when it comes to politics and lobbying, which made the post so much ... » Read More about Have You Met the Tea Party?
As we begin 2015, a quick look back at 2014 reveals that at some point on the evening of November 4th, 2014, we successfully elected or re-elected our 100th candidate since 2004. By the time the evening was done, the count was 102 candidates we had successfully gotten across the finish line. That ... » Read More about 100+ and Counting!
So I wasn't sure what to expect from a story that National Journal was going to write on Arizona politics. Sure, its NJ, so there will be a bit of a slant leftwards as there usually is, but the interview I gave to James Oliphant, the author, was really pleasant, and the questions gave me hope that ... » Read More about The Joy of the Instant Rebuttal
No one covers this topic as well as Espresso Pundit, but the January 25th Political Insider column from The Arizona Republic reminded me of some of the many points that Greg Patterson makes on his blog. Biased reporting, snarky tone, and fundamental misrepresentations, all combining to produce a ... » Read More about Why Some Newspapers Deserve To Fail
Plenty of candidates will want to make the claim that you should support them because they are the only candidate that can deliver victory in the general election. In some cases, they are right. These claims range from the safer and more polite "I give us the best chance to win!" to the riskier ... » Read More about Campaign Lessons: Scott Gessler’s Silly Claim