Is Rudy Likely to Be a Favorite or a Flop?

by Stuart Rothenberg January 17, 2007 · 11:02 PM EST

The battle lines of the great schism are starting to harden. No, it’s not the division between supporters and opponents of legal abortion, or between Catholicism and Protestantism. It isn’t even the Yankees and the Red Sox.

Today’s deepest division is between those political observers who…

Jim Gilmore for President? It’s Not an Easy Sell

January 15, 2007 · 12:05 AM EST

Article II of the Constitution says that the President of the United States must be a “natural born Citizen” who is at least 35 years old. So far, so good for former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore (R), who announced this week that he is forming an exploratory committee for a possible 2008…

Can a Republican Win the Presidential Race in 2008?

by Stuart Rothenberg January 10, 2007 · 11:02 PM EST

I find questions about whether Democrats can really win the White House in 2008 almost incomprehensible. The far, far better question is whether the Republicans can win the White House almost two years from now.

As we begin the 2008 election cycle, we all ought to be on the same page when it…

Northup Planning Bid for Governor

January 9, 2007 · 4:43 PM EST

Former Cong. Anne Northup (R) has all but decided to run for governor this year in Kentucky, where she will face off against incumbent Gov. Ernie Fletcher (R) in the primary. A third candidate, wealthy businessman Billy Harper (R), has already spent $2.4 million on early television ads.


The Fate of a Rock Star

January 9, 2007 · 12:07 AM EST

There’s been some controversy over Barack Obama’s middle name, but it’s his new title that’s puzzling. Why do we have to label the senator a rock star? Are we talking about a rock star in the vein of The Beatles or Hanson?

Actual musical rock stars generally gain their status through their…

Gerald Ford: An Admirable Man in a Very Different Era

by Stuart Rothenberg January 7, 2007 · 11:00 PM EST

I never met former President Gerald Ford, but everything I know about him confirms that he was an honorable and decent man who sought to heal the nation’s wounds after the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

But I was at least mildly surprised that all of the kind commentary about his…

The Rothenberg Political Report Steps into 20th Century

January 3, 2007 · 9:39 AM EST

With the dawn of 2007, The Rothenberg Political Report stepped into the 20th century and now accepts credit cards. Just go to the right-hand side-bar and click on the Google Checkout button for your one or two-year subscription to the print edition of the Report.

The Rothenberg Political Report is…

2007 Back Issues

January 2, 2007 · 12:05 AM EST

The following are past races covered in the print edition of The Rothenberg Political Report. Back issues are not sold individually and are not available online. Subscriptions are available via credit card on the website or by check and delivered via regular U.S. mail.

December 21, 2007, Vol. 30,…

Happy Holidays!

December 15, 2006 · 1:41 PM EST

Just a quick note to say Happy Holidays from the entire staff of the Rothenberg Political Report. We wanted to express our thanks to you for reading and following the election with us. We’re looking forward to a break, but we’ll be ready to start all over again next year. Happy Holidays!

-Stu &…

New Print Edition: Illinois 6 & Pennsylvania 4

December 15, 2006 · 12:19 PM EST

The December 15, 2006 print edition of the Rothenberg Political Report is on its way to subscribers. This is our final edition of the year. Our first issue in January will be our 2008 Senate overview. To read the complete analysis of what happened in these two races, you must subscribe.

Illinois 6:…