The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

It Ain’t ‘Whining’ If the Bias Is Real

No, I’m not talking about the bias of Tabitha Hale in excluding me from the BlogCon agenda for the second consecutive year. The final word on that has not only been said, but also set to music. Rather, I’m talking about the evidence of bias by John Dickerson of CBS: In a slip of the finger […]

Spartanburg Remainders: CBS Debate Inspires Media Fear and Loathing

SPARTANBURG, S.C. We had to leave Wofford College about an hour after last night’s Republican debate ended, because the Herman Cain campaign was having a private post-debate event at the Marriott Hotel. So I didn’t have time to upload many of my photos and video of the “spin room” activity, nor to register much of […]


SPARTANBURG, S.C. When Rick Santorum entered the post-debate “spin room” here at Wofford College, I was the first to greet him. “How’s it going, Stacy?” and his lovely wife also said hi. Quickly switched to video and started the interview, before the scrum assembled around us: I’ll have more later, but have to get out […]

Greetings From Spartanburg!
UPDATE: ‘No Runs, No Hits, No Errors’

SPARTANBURG, S.C. UPDATE 9:27 p.m. ET: Just caught Carl Cameron on his way out of the filing center. “What’d ya think?” he asked. “Seemed pretty standard, except for Ron Paul,” I said. “Yeah — no runs, no hits, no errors,” Carl said. “And Perry’s still alive.” That’s a neutral, objective fact — and quite important. […]

On the Road to Spartanville … Oh, Wait, No, Better Make That Spartanburg

DUBLIN, Va. We pulled into a McDonald’s here about 9:40 a.m. so that I could hop on the WiFi and get some work done quickly before gassing up the econo-rental (a black Ford Probe, $86 for the weekend) and heading back out on the road to Spartanburg, S.C., for tonight’s Republican presidential debate at Wofford […]

It’s Morning in Vanuatu Again

Is Perry Toast? — New York Times PERRY DEBATE DISASTER: This Is The Moment That Officially Killed His Campaign — For Good — Business Insider Ford. Quayle. Stockdale. Now, Poor Rick Perry — The Atlantic Cain escapes serious damage in Republican debate — Reuters Kraushaar won’t do news conference without other accusers — CNN Investigator: […]