Why “Federalist”? Well, because there’s something called the “Federalist Papers”, that was a big deal a few years ago. And more importantly, it alliterates!
So, the latest is that Newt Gingrich is ahead in Iowa. We really like Gingrich and the fact that he can seemingly speak about almost any political topic and seem like he has written a book about it. And in many cases, that’s probably true.
But, aside from the fact that it has been a few years since Iowa has chosen a President, there’s the big question: Can Newt beat President Obama? Newt notoriously has a bit of baggage (for starters, three wives — at different times). Not that he would be the first guy with baggage to be nominated, but GOP voters will definitely consider that.
Then, there’s the little point that he is convinced that he is much, much smarter than the average Joe. And we kind of wonder if that will cause him to jump off the conservative deck at times. He has had hints of that in the past.
In any case we also remember when Michelle Bachman, then Rick Perry, then Herman Cain were the flavors of the day. And Mitt Romney keeps hanging around. And for good reason, because Romney always comes across as solid and thoughtful.
So your thoughts: Does Newt have a chance? Can he take on Romney? Can he get past baggage claim?
And more importantly, will the American people be willing to elect President Newt?
Dive in, Friday fomenters. (It alliterates…)
Like your company’s health care plan? Well, it may be going bye-bye in a few years, and you can thank Senator Ben Nelson. According to the OWH:
13 percent (of surveyed employers) in Nebraska and 15 percent in Iowa said they were likely or very likely to drop their health benefits once the insurance exchanges begin operations, Mercer said. Nationally, 9 percent of employers with 500 or more employees and 19 percent of smaller employers said they plan to drop their benefits in 2014.
Remember that promise that if you loved your health care plan you could keep it? Yeah, well maybe not so much.
Apparently Senator Mike Johanns helped to organize a “Secret Santa” gift exchange between U.S. Senators.
This, of course, won’t be the first time Senators doled out Christmas surprises. Last year, Ben Nelson surprised everyone with the Cornhusker Kickback.
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry interviewed on CNN yesterday on debt reduction. See it here:
Gooooooooo Huskers! Beat them nasty Schembechlers!
Hey, and go get some pre-Black Friday deals on Amazon.com, via Leavenworth Street’s links! Amazon boxes on the porch rule.