Guest Dispatch: Post-Election Thoughts from South Florida

Good morning. Out Guest Dispatch this week is from South Florida Attorney Arthur Freyre. It is a great read. There was one point, however, that stood out. Arthur talks about avoiding the “messianic” leader if the GOP is to succeed in the years ahead. Indeed. It has been less than a week since the elections, …

The GOP of Paul Ryan, Finally

There will be many political postmortems penned about the 2012 elections. But the only poll that matters in my book, the Republican wins in the House of Representatives. Rather than appeal to voters with a conservative message, the Romney-Ryan campaign ran a fragmented and targeted campaign with many messages. And it backfired. Royally. The Republicans …

GOP Convention, Day Two thoughts

GOP Convention, Day Two thoughts: overall an OK show, some high point speakers, the future of the GOP, strong. Mia Love, Ted Cruz, and, most importantly, Ann Romney, were the clear highs last night. We need more of them, less of the rest. Let’s crank up the political fire and brimstone, fight. Happy talk not …

In Most Cases, CEOs Should Stick With Business

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is an unabashed liberal. He tries to hide it and, at times, he succeeds. However every now and then he says things that he should keep to himself. Schulz recently told a reporter: “Nothing would please me more than to be able to say I’m more optimistic, but it’s hard to be …

Homemade Political Statement

At our local car service station in Arlington, Virginia, a home-made political bumper sticker that sums up the sentiments of many in these parts. The homemade component of it is appropriate for these tough economic times:

Congressman Ryan Launches New Effort to Recruit Conservatives for Congress

Limited government. Economic freedom. These are the traits that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is seeking from a new generation of Republican leaders to serve in the Congress. And he plans to put a lot more money behind the effort. According to the The Daily Caller, Ryan has penned a memo for Prosperity PAC supporters saying …

Depressed Elite Republicans, Gird Your Loins

There is an article in the POLITICO newspaper this morning that is worth a read, “GOP elite see Mitch Daniels as 2012 savior.” The article is available here. If even half of the quotes sourced to GOP insiders are true, this piece shows how most of the Republicans who live in this area are out …