I think it's not impossible that she'll still try to get into the race in some way, either as a late-entry Republican contender or even possibly as an independent conservative, third-party spoiler -- particularly if the Republicans pick Romney. If she does get in, expect to hear more from Republicans who came to know her in the 2008 campaign, and don't expect it to be pretty.
The Tea Party
The Tea Party is made out to be more novel than it is. The Tea Party is a really good brand name for the conservative base of the Republican Party. The Tea Party holds no policy positions or preferences or even stylistic distinctions that are any different than the conservative base. They are nothing new under the sun. Yet they have this great new branding that makes everyone talk about them as if they're a new force to be reckoned with.
I think she's done. … For her to have been taken seriously even for a little while was actually quite a feat.
Barack Obama's Re-Election Prospects
No presidential election is exactly like any other … but if past is prologue, it's going to be hard simply because of the economy. That said, it is inconceivable that any of the current candidates would beat him.
Romney was my governor in Massachusetts; I've got his signature on a document giving me permission to officiate marriages in Massachusetts for a day. And yes, the wedding I officiated was for a same-sex couple. … You can't help but have some sympathy for the guy when he's been running forever. He's finally the front-runner, and the collective Republican response is to go all Peggy Lee on him, "Is that all there is?"
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