Campaign Events

Rick Perry Bows Out of GOP Race, Backs Gingrich

Rick Perry dropped out of the Republican presidential race and endorsed Newt Gingrich on Thursday morning, delivering a short, jaunty speech to supporters in South Carolina.  “I have come to the conclusion that there is no …

Campaign Circus Reaches Fever Pitch in New Hampshire

Bedford, New Hampshire

The Granite State had been worked to a fever pitch by Monday, as candidates made their final appeals before the long-anticipated primary. In the sleepy New Hampshire hills, the buildings overflowed. Crowds of reporters swallowed candidates and innocent bystanders alike. And the kooks and activists came out to …

GOP Hopefuls Hit the Trail for Critical Campaign Week

It’s a crucial week in the turbulent Republican presidential primary, as the candidates look to piggyback on their performances during Saturday’s debate in Des Moines and prepare for an encore Thursday in Sioux City. But despite the pair of Iowa showdowns, there is — once again — only one candidate roaming the Hawkeye State today: the …

Newt Gingrich Will Save America (If We’re Not Too Stupid to Let Him)

Arrogance is an asset in politics and a prerequisite for the presidency. You have to have a healthy ego to conclude you’re singularly capable of tackling the challenges that beset the U.S. If the Republican presidential primary were a contest of egos, Newt Gingrich would be the dominant front-runner.

Alas, it’s not. And with a …

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