February 11, 2013 | Alex Castellanos
No longer is Barack Obama a national Rorschach test in which anyone can see anything. He has staked his ground: President Obama is an unabashed advocate of the old-fashioned American left. That’s not good news for Democrats who have trekked with him to the end of an ideological limb.
October 25, 2012 | Alex Castellanos
John F. Kennedy applauded leaders with the courage to represent “the actual sentiments of the silent majority of their constituents in opposition to the screams of a vocal minority.” That “silent majority” was a constituency neither Nixon nor the country would forget: Fifty-six years later, Mitt Romney is counting on it to win the presidency.
October 23, 2012 | Alex Castellanos
President Obama has squeezed a lot of juice from Bill Clinton. Last night, at the third and final 2012 Presidential Debate, it was Mitt Romney who took a lesson from the talented Arkansas politician.
October 2, 2012 | Alex Castellanos
Who is the president who debates his re-election Wednesday evening? The uncertainty of what he stands for is mounting.
September 27, 2012 | Alex Castellanos
If I named the conservatives who’ve done the most for freedom and the conservative cause in my lifetime, I’d include William F. Buckley, Ronald Reagan, Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh, and not necessarily in that order.
September 17, 2012 | Alex Castellanos
Sixteen years ago, though it seems less, the silver-haired author of the best speech at the Democratic convention declared “the era of big government is over.” Twelve years later, the next Democratic president, Barack Obama, declared that the era of big government being over was over.
August 31, 2012 | Alex Castellanos
The 2012 GOP convention in Tampa has just ended. It is not too early, however, to draw a few conclusions.
August 17, 2012 | Alex Castellanos
She is beautiful and virginal, the freshly paved road guiding me to my office this morning. She lies there immobile, flat and black as the American coal industry. She stretches out before me like our debt. Tears of gratitude, impervious to my windshield wipers, overwhelm me. I’m sure these other drivers, rising to work while […]
August 12, 2012 | Alex Castellanos
(CNN) — In picking Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney demonstrated what kind of businessman he has been and what kind of leader he wants to be. He didn’t pick a running mate to help him make the political “sale.” He picked a vice president to help him fix the nation’s business, our broken economy. Until this […]
June 7, 2012 | Alex Castellanos
I never imagined we would find a no-win question to displace the genre’s champ, “Have you stopped beating your wife?” Now, there is contender: “Does austerity work?”