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.
Returning to the national stage, Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Saturday that the Republican Party must broaden its message to grow.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio implored Republicans to reconnect with middle-class voters. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul basked in the glow of his lengthy filibuster, facing a sea of “Stand With Rand” signs. And former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush predicted the nation’s greatest century if the GOP becomes the party of “inclusion and acceptance.”
Republican Mitt Romney apologized for losing the presidential election as he returned to the national stage on Friday, promising to work in a diminished role alongside conservative activists to help strengthen the GOP.
Though political pundits believe the president’s support of gay marriage will not have a significant role in November’s general election, there remains uncertainty as to how the president’s affirmation will play out socially among parts of the population that remain opposed to homosexuality and the violent acts against homosexuals that could result from it.
He will need independents in November, but Mitt Romney isn’t abandoning his “severely conservative” record.
With a little more than a week passed since police cracked down on their McPherson Square location, Occupy DC protestors turned their sights on the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — If Mitt Romney needs some good news in an otherwise lousy week, he might find it in an improbable place: the packed hallways of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Interviews […]
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum implored conservatives Friday not to settle for Mitt Romney’s more moderate record, and to instead insist on nominating an unapologetic conservative that “the party’s excited about.”