Ben Carson Has No Idea What He’s Doing; Neither Do Conservatives

The reason Republicans lost the presidency in 2008 was because they nominated too moderate of a candidate in John McCain, many conservatives will tell you. They argue the same mistake was made in 2012 with Mitt Romney, not right-wing enough to provide a clear contrast with President Obama. Well, here’s their chance in 2016, with a wide array of candidates to choose from. But who have Republicans been enamored with so far? Donald Trump led the polls for nearly five months, a man who, like Bernie Sanders, favors single-payer healthcare, was strongly opposed to the Iraq war and wants to […]

Republican Announce-A-Palooza. Who Really Has a Chance?

April showers must bring May Republican presidential announcements… or something like that. Three White House hopefuls have tossed their hat in the ring in just two days: Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson on Monday, and Mike Huckabee today. Let’s take a look at whether they actually have a chance, or if they’re just one of many in the ever-expanding GOP field: Mike Huckabee Republican voters wanting a dose of that old-time religion in their politics has a familiar old candidate back in the race in 2016. Mike Huckabee announced in his (and Bill Clinton’s) hometown of Hope, Arkansas this morning. […]