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Eclipsing the Republican Nomination Exercise: the politics of paying off competitor’s campaign debts!

Keywords: Presumptive Nominee Mitt Romney; Rick Santorum; Newt Gingrich; Acrimonious competition; “Fuffy-duddy rich; Rob-my-back-I-rob-your-back Party; Money; Flip-flopper; Middle Income Earners; Political Favors; and Campaign debt retirement.
For Republicans, the nomination process is about to eclipse. The brutal campaign among the Republican aspirants that involved a lot of mudslinging and uncharitable comments among opponents or contestants in the Republican nomination process is now effectively over. Really? Well, so we think, if we are going by what is in the Press; Newt Gingrich has chosen to completely suspend his campaign for the Republican Party nomination on the first Wednesday in the month of May, 2012. The first cherished maître among Republicans: say no evil, see no evil, or hear no evil about another Republican, that was once shamelessly ignored during the feisty and acrimonious competition among the Republican candidates, is once again about to be burnished and caressed …

Death of an Ambition: When a Republican ‘ideas’ man quit the campaign trail?

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Keywords or Terms: Newt Gingrich; Permanent American Moon Colony; Flag bearer; Party Ambition and Goal; Nomination; United States House of Representatives; Hope and Change
Which Presidential candidate can take a campaign on life support, to one winning two States in a dramatically filled Republican nomination competition? Which candidate with a heavily indebted credit to Tiffany once attained the front runner status among the Republican candidates seeking nomination to be the Party’s flag bearer? Which Presidential candidate aspired to have a permanent American colony on the moon? Which Republican Presidential candidate had more fat in him than the beacon machine grinder? The answer to these questions is very simple. The candidate who was once characterized by another Republican opponent as having more baggage than all the airlines put together, Newt Gingrich? This candidate brought more ridiculous proposals to the nomination process than any of the eight candidates that initially ap…

Exit of a Social Conservative: When Rick Santorum throws in the towel in the Republication Nomination Process?

Keywords or Terms: Republican Nomination; Pennsylvania; Rick Santorum; Newt Gingrich; Ron Paul; Mitt Romney; Formidable Campaign; Political Strategy; Etch-A-Sketch Exercise; Game’s On; and General Elections.
The Exit of Rick Santorum from the Republican Nomination Process about a week ago is both an astute political strategy as well as a defeat of what was considered a social conservative resurgence in the Republican Nomination Process. Graciously as is often said, he who fights and runs lives to fight another day! Rick Santorum had waged a political war against Mitt Romney for the Republican Party nomination and had won eleven states just before he bowed out of the race. Despite what political pundits said about his financial anemic campaign in the earlier stages of the nomination process, Rick Santorum showed himself, a formidable campaigner; and, nearly won the hearts of the Republican status quo and many Republican voters on the fringes, except for his inability to bring in more mo…

Romney’s cloak of Inevitability: Can a liberal Republican Change America?

Keywords or Terms: Uninspiring Republican Candidate; Etch-A-Sketch Nominee; Contrasting Obama with Mitt Romney; Power Change from time to time: Democrats vs. Republicans; Paul Ryan’s Budget and 2012 Presidential Election; American Society of News Editors (ASNE).

Once again, Mitt Romney is finding his voice. The potential Republican nominee, who was hurting so bad from spree of loses last month in states like Missouri, Tennessee and Kansas, is finding his voice again after yesterday’s successes in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington D.C. In his newly found unbanning voice, Romney is pledging tax cut across the board; he is pledging to take the country away from big government; he is championing Paul Ryan’s budget plan, he is insisting that his understanding of what is wrong with America’s Economy is over bloated government and the grounded understanding or knowledge of what it must take for the economy to start growing at a faster rate than what we now have by President Obama.

For many mo…

Is the Affordable Care Act near Collapse: When the rule of law changes the options before the U.S. Supreme Court?

Keywords or Terms: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)(P.L. 111-148); Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA)(P.L. 111-152); Affordable Care Act; Constitutionality Contest; Oral Arguments; U.S. Supreme Court; Republicans; Democrats; and, Contemplating the June Ruling from the Highest Court. 
The litigation before the United States Supreme Court last week on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act has been trumpeted as exhilarating exercise of legal arguments between titans: the current solicitor-general versus a former solicitor general. The power of oral arguments and presentation from these legal scholars was at play and the question on many observers' minds are: Could either power of arguments between two legal luminaries lead to the demise of the affordable care act, or could it have saved the law before the United States Supreme Court Justices? Could the stand alone merits of the Affordable Care Act convince the majority of the just…