It Doesn’t Always Pay to Run as a Republican

August 30, 2014 // 2 Comments

Reprinted from SRQ Daily It has been said for many years here, “If you want to win an election, you have to run as a Republican in Sarasota.”  And for years, we have seen many Democrats and independents switch parties when they decide to run for office.  For political operatives who are just looking for a win, it has been a strategy evidenced time and again.  But for the electorate, you get an elected body with […]

A Fracture Developing Among Conservatives

September 12, 2012 // 0 Comments

by Tony Citarella A booming, ferocious, cacophony of protests erupted just off the floor of the Republican National Committee last week, protests one would never expect to hear at the RNC, because they were coming from Republicans, directed at Republicans. “Shame on Mitt Romney!!!” “This convention is a farce!!!” “Shame on the RNC for voter suppression!” Few in the media have reported the extent to which these demonstrations could affect the outcome of the Presidential […]

Cowboy Diplomacy in 46 Seconds

September 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

by Kevin King, Political Writer   46 seconds. In his 37-minute acceptance speech to the Republican National Convention, the nation and the world, Mitt Romney spent just 46 seconds of it outlining his foreign policy agenda. Had there been no applause, the following would have consumed just 23 seconds of Thursday’s speech: “Under my presidency our friends will see more loyalty and Mr. Putin will see a little less flexibility and more backbone.” “We will honor America’s […]