I believe it was one of my favorite Presidents, Harry Truman, who said, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”
I don’t know if Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin has a dog, but he might consider it. Just about everyone, except for maybe a few staffers and relatives, have abandoned him after he said in a television interview on Sunday that, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
Although the Democrats find what Akin said appalling, deep down they want him to stay in the race. They know that incumbent Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has a better chance of winning – and the Democrats have a better chance of maintaining a majority in the U.S. Senate. As you have heard me say over and over on this website, it’s all about winning the next election in Washington, D.C.
Happy Tuesday folks – and that means today is all about football!
The AFC and NFC Championship games on Sunday were pretty darn good. We can only hope the Super Bowl comes close to this. With the history of recent games between the Giants and the Patriots, I think it will be a close game. My pick is at the end of the column.
Today I take a look at some of the facts about the upcoming game, the Pro Bowl, Montanans doing well in the NFL, people being stupid, an interview with Peyton, JoePa, and much more – so read on!
OK, we’ve got week one of the NFL season under our belts and half of the teams are losers. That means there’s only about a 25% chance those “losers” will make the playoffs – that’s a cold hard fact.
We also have a couple weeks of college football in the books and even the high schools are well into their seasons.
My eyes are a little tired this morning – it all started Thursday night with the NFL kickoff and ended with a Monday Night Football doubleheader about midnight (in the Mountain Time Zone) with the Raiders beating the Broncos.
So after the first full weekend of football, here are some of the games, the teams, and the people that caught my attention from the pros all the way down to the high school – read on… Continue reading →
Editor’s note: This column has been updated. Read this one and then click HERE for an update.
Today is Thursday and newspapers and websites are full of stories that are examining the results of the Tuesday night election. It’s no different whether you are in Missouri or Montana, the theme for the Democrats are basically the same: would have, could have, should have…and throw in a few lines about dirty campaigning and money from out of state making a difference.
That is so yesterday…
Political parties should now be looking ahead to 2012. Now. Waiting until after the holidays to get the 2012 campaign machine in gear is not an option.
In the United States Senate one-third of the senators are now “in cycle” meaning they are up next for re-election. For those unfamiliar with politics, senators are placed in one of three “classes” with approximately 33 of them up for re-election every two years. The members of the U.S. House are up for re-election very two years.
In 2012, there will be 21 Democrat senators up for re-election and only 10 Republicans. There are also two Independents that caucus with the Democrats. You can view the list HERE. Continue reading →