presidential campaigns

The Ricks: Santorum's boy toys & Perry's customary greeting

The Ricks: Santorum's boy toys & Perry's customary greeting

Image credit: Gage Skidmore

Like any good reality show, the 2012 republican primary race is riddled with hypocritical and anachronistic characters that couldn’t be more entertaining if they were scripted. What makes them so buzz worthy is that they believe in a lot of the rhetoric they’re dishing out. But what’s even more mind blowing is they’re really speaking on behalf of their constituents, who in turn will defend the candidate. So color me, and my log cabin, crazy because I recently found out that Rick Santorum has gay men coming to his defense. I don’t really have a log cabin, it was just the obvious reference, but apparently Rick Santorum might.

Decision 2008: Not All Rainbows and Unicorns

Decision 2008: Not All Rainbows and Unicorns

The election this year forced down a wall of racial discrimination. For the first time, an African American family will be living in the White House and man born to a father from Kenya and a white mother from Kansas and who who grew up outside of the continental United States will be our president.…

Our Elections and Presidential Selection

Our Elections and Presidential Selection

I remember sitting in my presidential theory class during my junior year of college… the discussions were lively, the materials stimulating, and the jokes acerbic (is there any other way?). Aside from analyzing Machiavelli and paying homage to Lincoln, I started thinking hard about our current presidential system, and years later, I still haven’t been…

Heels on, Gloves off

Heels on, Gloves off

With four weeks to go, both campaigns have pulled up their defense line and are playing an aggressive offense. This should come as no surprise, even after a relatively tame battle between Obama and McCain during the past several months. Attack politics is what the electorate expects, and it really doesn’t feel like a full-grown…