Friday, March 30, 2012

Super imPACt

Thanks to the Supreme Court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Comission Super PACs have come to dominate the 2012 presidential election process.

Super PACs are allowed to accept unlimited donations from corporations, unions, and individuals and to make political ads supporting or attacking any candidate.

Super PACs have to disclose their donors and cannot coordinate with campaigns, but as Stephen Colbert has shown, these rules don't really have any teeth.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Man-phibian Candidate

According to Wikipedia, newts (pleurodelinae) "have the ability to regenerate limbs, eyes, spinal cords, hearts, intestines, and upper and lower jaws."

With his win in the South Carolina Republican primary, Newt Gingrich has put himself back in front of the Republican line-up and has set himself up for an extended battle with Mitt Romney. Yet, many people (myself included) did not expect Newt to still be in the running and completely wrote off his candidacy long ago.

From what has happened I can only conclude that if Ronald Reagan was the "Teflon President," then Newt Gingrich is the "Regenerative Candidate."