Tea anyone?

Tea anyone?

Until just days before the July 31 runoff election in Texas, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst was the prohibitive favorite to defeat insurgent challenger Ted Cruz for the Republican nomination to take the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison.

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It’s not Condi.

It’s not Condi.

Condi Rice is a brilliant woman with a stellar resumé. She was National Security Adviser and later Secretary of State during the administration of George W. Bush. She knows the political players – current, past and in many cases, future -- in every country in the world that matters to the United States. But she's never going to be Vice President.

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Damned if they do…

Damned if they do…

Proof that it isn’t 2008 will come for the Obama campaign as early as this morning. In one of the most watched Supreme Court cases in decades, the justices will decide if all or part of the Affordable Care Act, AKA “Obamacare,” is unconstitutional.

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Policy or politics?

Policy or politics?

This is an election year and it is politics that drive policy. Much as President Obama’s recently taken position on gay marriage constituted an about face from his earlier position, so, too, does his executive order of Friday regarding the children of illegal aliens.

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From May to June.

From May to June.

The conventional wisdom in the fall was that the Republicans were doing so much damage to one another in a bruising primary that Obama's re-election would be all but inevitable. A tough May and a bad first week of June and that wisdom is being stood on its head.

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No May flowers for the Obama campaign.

No May flowers for the Obama campaign.

It’s still a long time until the election. But another month like May for Obama and his re-election chances will fade dramatically.

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