The Other McCain

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

Doug Hoffman Forgives Newt Gingrich?

When Professor William Jacobson called this to my attention, I could scarcely believe it, yet Dave Weigel has the story: So what does Hoffman think? Is Newt to be trusted? “I support all the candidates running right at the moment,” said Hoffman. “Any one of them would be better than the current president, and that […]

‘You Have to Answer for Santino, Carlo’

“Our best chance to put responsible and principled leaders in Washington starts here, with Dede Scozzafava.” — Newt Gingrich, Oct. 16, 2009 “Former House speaker Newt Gingrich tells NRO that he is sure that endorsing Republican Dede Scozzafava in the upcoming special election in New York’s 23rd congressional district was the right thing to do.” […]

Greta Scooped Me, But That’s OK

Greta Van Sustern’s exclusive interview with Gloria Cain is, on the one hand, great news for the Cain campaign, but on the other hand, an indication that Cain’s campaign team views as less influential than Greta. Months of Cain coverage did not earn me that scoop? I’m hurt. But I understand: If I’m not good enough for […]

Karl Rove Says Herman Cain Campaign ‘Not Gonna Have a Nice Ending’

Via POH Diaries and Gateway Pundit: Let me be blunt in saying that I am thoroughly familiar with every argument against Herman Cain’s candidacy, and far more aware than most political journalists of the organizational challenges (to put it mildly) of the Cain campaign. Last night I was on the phone with my buddy Ali Akbar as […]

I Bet Doug Hoffman Is Laughing Today

“The law can change from state to state, from nation to nation, from city to city. I guess I have to go by a higher law. . . . Yeah, I consider myself a road man for the lords of karma.” — Hunter S. Thompson, 2003 You remember Doug Hoffman, the Tea Party-backed candidate who […]

‘The Demagogic Bloggers on the Right’

Frequent commenter “Joe” calls our attention to Patterico’s dig at Jeff Goldstein (and unnamed others) in which the prosecutor endeavors to play the Instapundit card: Now that Glenn has said the same thing the “pragmatic” conservatives are saying, will the blogospheric demagogues who seek out Mark Levin’s favor put Glenn Reynolds on the list of […]

Doug Hoffman’s Legacy in 2010 Victories

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. — During the Allen West victory party Tuesday night, I stepped outside for a few moments and made a phone call to upstate New York to interview the man whose 2009 special-election campaign did so much to inspire grassroots conservatives nationwide. (See “Battle Cry in the North Country.”) It was just […]

BREAKING: Doug Hoffman Ends NY-23 Campaign, Endorses GOP’s Doheny

Adirondack Daily Enterprise via Maggie Haberman of Politico: SARANAC LAKE — Doug Hoffman has dropped out of the race to represent New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Hoffman’s name will still appear on the ballot on the Conservative line; however, Hoffman said Tuesday morning that he wants his supporters to vote for Republican Matt Doheny. “Our nation […]

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