The Other McCain

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

‘Swarmin’ With Mormons’

John McCain, Luis Fortuno and Mitt Romney during rally at Lanco & Harris, Orlando, Jan. 27, 2012 ORLANDO, Fla. If you don’t vote for Mitt, why do you hate America? That was the fundamental theme of Friday’s super-patriotic rally for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at an industrial warehouse here. After a three-hour drive from Jacksonville, […]

Santorum Praised by Rush Limbaugh, Endorsed by Florida State Sen. Plakon

Wearing my Florida shirt at the CNN Jacksonville debate, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 (Photo by Dave Weigel) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. On his radio program today, Rush Limbaugh singled out Rick Santorum for his understanding that “ObamaCare is ballgame,” as Rush put it. Limbaugh referred to Santorum’s strong performance in Thursday’s CNN debate, going after Mitt Romney’s […]


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. CONCLUSION 1 a.m. ET: Excuse my long absence. Had to go to the spin room for the post-debate action, then write a column for The American Spectator. I was hesitant to say this earlier but, did Rick Santorum kick butt or what? Because I wanted to believe he did well, I felt that […]

Fear and Loathing: Oceanfront View

TV satellite trucks outside the press filing center, University of North Florida, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Carl Cameron was standing near the satellite trucks parked next to the press filing center when I got back from the media walk-through at Lazzara Performance Hall on the University of North Florida campus, site of tonight’s CNN debate […]

Departing for Jacksonville: What’s Up Today Down in the Sunshine State?

My flight leaves Baltimore-Washington International Airport about 9 a.m. and arrives in Jacksonville about 1 p.m. By the time this post goes live, I’ll be on my way to the airport. But I’m troubled by the news reports indicating that Rick Santorum has evidently decided to leave the campaign trail in Florida after tonight’s debate: […]

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