Originally published on Thu February 9, 2012 7:00 am
Originally published on Tue August 7, 2012 1:41 pm
The late conservative writer William F. Buckley Jr. once said that "idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive."
That seems to be the political calculation being made by President Obama and his campaign team when it comes to opposing superPACs.
Originally published on Tue January 31, 2012 3:09 pm
A new disclosure report documents how Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry lost his fundraising base. Donors gave up long before Perry dropped out two weeks ago.
The Texas governor Perry launched his campaign back in August with a gusher of cash from conservative allies, especially in his home state.
He gathered up nearly $7 million in the first three weeks, which turned out to be more than double what he got over the past three months.
If you thought the 2008 election cycle was full of negative ads, just wait until 2012's campaign gets fully underway.
The upcoming presidential campaign, says journalist Joe Hagan, is expected to "be the most negative in the history of American politics."