Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

How the Republican National Committee screwed up the 2016 primaries

A technician works at a podium in preparation for Wednesday's Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colorado. Rick Wilking | Reuters

Here’s one thing that was remarkable about Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colorado: It was just the third debate. By this point in the 2008 cycle, there had already been 12; at the same point in 2011, there had already been eight. Thus, in the 2016 cycle the public has had less chance […]

The GOP’s 17-candidate primary is a blessing, not a curse

Ten of the 17 Republican candidates for president at the first official debate of the 2016 primary. Brian Snyder | Reuters

With the first debate last week in Cleveland, the 2016 presidential election has entered a new, more serious phase. During that debate, Sen. Marco Rubio said that the Republican Party had been blessed with very good candidates while the Democrats “can’t even find one.” Though intended as a one-liner, Rubio was absolutely correct: the current […]

It’s time to take Rand Paul seriously

Though speculation and prognostication about the presidential race may seem all-consuming to those of us who obsess over such things, in fact most voters have barely begun to pay attention to the 2014 election, let alone 2016. While some of us have spent hours considering the flaws and advantages of all the potential candidates, many […]