Red Right Returning…December 24th

(Red Right Returning, a nautical mnemonic for the side of the buoy or marker on which to pilot a ship in order to stay in the channel, is a look back at the activity of the past week of the Republican candidates in the 2012 primary. Feel free to voice your opinions on the candidates in the comment section.)

Happy Holidays! Plenty has happened in politics since the last RRR. Herman Cain is no longer with us. The mounting negative scandals finally began to take a toll on his campaign and Cain suspended it on the day he was opening a new office.

Newt Gingrich, much to the surprise of many, began to surge in the polls. It was surprising because everyone had written his political obituary this past summer when his campaign staff quit amidst evidence of his not taking the race seriously (a common theme with several candidates). It’s even more surprising given Gingrich’s ethical and moral baggage from the past.

Finally, President Obama gained some political capital when the House Republicans went too far with blocking the payroll tax cut if President Obama didn’t approve the Keystone Pipeline. The President stood firm, the Republicans backed down with egg on their faces.

Iowa caucuses are less than two weeks away. Got a horse to pick? Let us know.


About Mr. Universe

Mr. Universe is a musician/songwriter and an ex-patriot of the south. He currently lives and teaches at a University in the Pacific Northwest. He is a long distance hiker who has hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. He is also an author and woodworker. An outspoken political voice, he takes a decidedly liberal stance in politics.
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