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Mitt Romney (Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Illinois Results Show the Drama is Over

But while the race is not technically finished, Mitt Romney’s victory in Illinois has shown that the major drama of the primary race is indeed over.

03/20/2012

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney greets supporters after addressing a primary night victory rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Jan. 10, 2012. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

South Carolina Delays the Inevitable

However, the key difference between Gingrich of 2012 and McCain of 2008 is organization. Gingrich would like to use South Carolina as a springboard, but the simple fact of the matter is that his campaign is not organized enough for the long haul fight that pundits purport this nomination will necessitate.

01/22/2012

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to workers at Epoch Homes Aug. 18, 2011 in Pembroke, N.H. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

The Demise of the Perry Comet

Governor Rick Perry’s roller coaster ride in the Presidential race was not unprecedented but certainly serves as a modern lesson that it’s one thing to be an attractive potential candidate and a whole other thing to run a successful campaign.

01/19/2012

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney greets supporters after addressing a primary night victory rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Jan. 10, 2012. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Huntsman and Santorum Define VP Chasm

As Mitt Romney easily won the New Hampshire primary, as predicted by most polls and pundits, the varied results of Jon Huntsman and Iowa darling Rick Santorum began to form the argument that will define the VP search for Romney.

01/10/2012

AMES, IA - AUGUST 11: (L-R) Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, businessman Herman Cain, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Utah governor Jon Huntsman shake hands after participating in a two-hour Republican presidential debate in the Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University August 11, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. This is the first Republican presidential debate in the state ahead of Saturday's all important Iowa Straw Poll. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Of Endorsements and Flavors of the Decade

If you doubt the entertainment value of the GOP race at this stage of the game, take a quick account of recent activity.

12/04/2011

MACON, GA - MAY 13: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is the keynote speaker during the Georgia Republican Party Victory Dinner on May 13, 2011 in Macon, Georgia. Gingrich announced Wednesday his candidacy to run for the Republican Presidental nomination in 2012. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Is Gingrich Pulling a McCain?

The comeback also looks more realistic when you also consider that the New Hampshire Union Leader, an influential newspaper in New Hampshire, announced their endorsement of Gingrich this week. While no newspaper endorsement is a guarantee, it was a major coup for Gingrich to score the endorsement in the state where Mitt Romney hopes to make a major statement.

11/29/2011

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to workers at Epoch Homes Aug. 18, 2011 in Pembroke, N.H. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Rick Perry and the Spanish Inquisition

If you missed Perry’s big number flub, in the debate on Wednesday night, he was attempting to list the three government agencies that he would eliminate if elected. He quickly listed the first two and then drew a complete blank on the third, finally remembering it later in the debate.

11/10/2011

Mitt Romney on Monday (credit: CBS)

Cain’s Mess Showing the GOP Must Decide Now

Herman Cain may not be ultimately crushed by the sexual harassment allegations, but they are proving to be a distraction that is feeding into the idea that Cain is simply, as former Virginia Rep. Tom Davis put it on Face the Nation, “the flavor of the week and his week is up.”

11/06/2011

GOP: The Party of “I Told You So”

With President Obama’s announcement on Friday that American troops currently serving in Iraq will be home for the holidays, most high profile Republicans have been left with only one response, that leaving early endangers Iraq and bolsters insurgents.

10/24/2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

3 Takeaways from Christie’s Big Announcement

Christie stayed consistent with his point that indeed, he is not interested in running for President. Even though that had been his position of some time, the announcement still caught some by surprise due to his recent popularity among a lackluster group of candidates.

10/05/2011

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