After John Boehner was elected leader of the House Republicans in 2006, Fox News host Chris Wallace asked him what was, at the time, an obvious question: “Medicare prescription drug benefit,” Wallace said. “How do you think it’s working?”
Mitt Romney’s enduring problem is that we don’t know what lies beneath the eager-to-please demeanor that leads him to emit impenetrable lines like the one this weekend about loving Michigan because its “trees are the right height.”
After authorities charged a former Pennsylvania State University football coach and two administrators in a child sex-abuse scandal, Governor Tom Corbett said nothing publicly about it until four days later.
At a recent campaign rally, Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who is seeking the Republican nomination for president, tried to quash a narrative that some people find too irresistible to drop. A woman at the rally asked the candidate about reported divisions between Bachmann and Sarah Palin. Bachmann brushed it off.
Republican presidential rivals went on the attack in a nationally televised debate yesterday, shedding the politeness marking previous forums as they squared off in Iowa before a weekend straw poll that could derail some of their campaigns.