Stories by Susan
Enough talk; action needed to keep weaponsout of the wrong hands
In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., tragedy, every politician who has me on their email list has been filling my inbox. All of the messages begin with the requisite expression of shock and horror, the business of sending out our hearts and prayers to those who mourn. Then the gun control advocates insist that now is the time for congressional action, and the opponents caution that no legislation is going to stop people (not guns) from killing.
The electoral map looks strikingly similar to the one four years ago, but the post-election landscape could not be more different.
I’ve been through enough “year(s) of the woman” to be more than a little skeptical when someone tries to sell me the story that this is really it. Whenever there are more women running (or, as in 1984, woman singular), we hear about “the year of the woman.”
He has some nutty ideas, and Dems hope his fight with Romney never ends
Ask any honest Democrat, and they’ll tell you what I’m about to tell you: We’re rooting for Newt.
The Gingrich balloon is leaking air. He is beginning to look more and more like Howard Dean. The latest Rasmussen caucus poll shows him dropping three points behind Mitt Romney (23 to 20) after leading by 13 points (32-19) just a month ago.
Unlike Cain, he has answers prepared for controversial past
If you take a gander at Newt Gingrich’s Wikipedia page, in the personal section, you’ll see quite a pile of baggage. Most of us have some. He has more than most: three marriages, messy divorces, affairs, etc. But here’s the difference between Gingrich, the experienced politician, and the hopelessly inexperienced Herman Cain. Newt’s baggage is all packed up — which is what you’re supposed to do with your baggage before you take off on a presidential campaign, not in the middle of it.