Charlie Black

Can Cuccinelli's Hard-Right Ideology Win In A 50/50 State? Virginia is conducting nothing short of a grand political experiment in 2013, testing whether a tea party favorite can carry a closely divided state with conservative roots. If Ken Cuccinelli wins the race for governor, he will have undercut Republican moderates' claims that hard-right ideologies are hurting the party — and undoubtedly intensify a debate already roiling the GOP.
Primary Stumbles Warnings For Romney Versus Obama Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's urgent task: Learn the lessons of a primary season peppered with tactical and communications errors that cost time and money while reinforcing doubts about him.