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16 07, 2011

Ridiculous Politics

By | July 16th, 2011|Economy, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|0 Comments

Just when I think that the world of politics can't get any more ridiculous, someone comes along to prove me wrong. Some Americans are still holding the Vietnam War against Jane Fonda and apparently they all watch QVC.  Because there aren't other places (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, who am I missing?) we need to be more [...]

14 07, 2011

The Real Political Armageddon

By | July 14th, 2011|Democrats, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|0 Comments

There's been a lot of talk in Washington, D.C. and on the news shows about how our prolonged national debt ceiling nightmare will be the equivalent of political Armageddon for whoever loses this battle.  It's just a matter of days until we know the outcome of our budgetary War and Peace.  But when it comes [...]

29 06, 2011

Five Pieces of Advice for Michele Bachmann from Hillary Clinton

By | June 29th, 2011|Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|8 Comments

I know Michele Bachmann and Hillary Clinton are at complete opposite ends of the political spectrum, but now that the congresswoman from Minnesota has made her 2012 presidential bid official, she should prepare herself for the inevitable increased amount of media sexism and go to school on Clinton's 2008 experiences. "Flake" and "balloon head" are [...]

15 06, 2011

Michele Bachmann: Upping the Political Motherhood Ante

By | June 15th, 2011|Feminism, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

If you thought Michele Bachmann was a conservative mom political superstar before the GOP debate on CNN, then you're probably standing in line to get her autograph this week, as well as her special beauty secrets of how she still looks so young and fresh after 28 kids. I certainly don't look that put together [...]

20 05, 2011

Is Newt Gingrich Your Candidate?

By | May 20th, 2011|Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|0 Comments

Heaven help you. The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cJohn Lithgow Performs Gingrich Press Releasewww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire BlogVideo Archive Maybe this whole "Rapture" thing is a good idea, then.

11 05, 2011

Newt Gingrich Knows He Can’t Win. He Just Doesn’t Want to be Forgotten.

By | May 11th, 2011|Presidential Campaigns, Republicans|2 Comments

Newt Gingrich will never be the President of the United States. I sound pretty sure of that, don't I?  Do I know something the other pundits don't?  Do I have some nugget of inside information that's tipped me off to a secret Gingrich ruse? Sort of.  The secret is this -- Newt Gingrich is Newt [...]

21 04, 2011

Michele Bachmann: Silly Balloon Head or Serious as a Heart Attack?

By | April 21st, 2011|Democrats, Feminism, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|5 Comments

I don't like Sarah Palin or Michele Bachmann as potential 2012 presidential candidates.  No big surprise there.  But I like Charles Krauthammer as a pundit even less, especially when he takes the easy way out on an argument.  So when he jumps on the Karl Rove bandwagon of bad-mouthing women candidates because they're not "serious" [...]

19 04, 2011

President Obama Turning 50: No Mid-life Crisis for You

By | April 19th, 2011|Democrats, Presidential Campaigns|1 Comment

Barack Obama has a few "good months" left before he hits the big 5-0.  But according to Politico, the looming milestone that most of us dread also has our president in a funk. I totally understand that -- as I navigated my way through The Year of Turning 50, I had a lot of things [...]

11 04, 2011

The GOP is Full of Busy Bees!

By | April 11th, 2011|Democrats, Economy, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|2 Comments

Things are really heating up for the GOP this week!  Speaker of the House John Boehner says he's done talking about billions -- that's just chump change!  Michelle Bachmann says if she does decide to run for President, she promises she'd only be a one-termer.  Yes, we'll all sleep better at night knowing that! And [...]

4 04, 2011

Michele Bachmann's Dirty Little Secret

By | April 4th, 2011|Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|13 Comments

There are lots of things to talk about when it comes to Minnesota Congresswoman and wannabe-presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.  Her sense of geography is slightly off.  And her grasp of American history is not exactly what I'd hope for in someone who's serious about running for the White House.  But when it comes to hot [...]

16 11, 2009

I Want to Host the Hillary/Sarah Coffee Klatsch

By | November 16th, 2009|Democrats, Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns, Republicans, Women in Politics|9 Comments

As she's hawking her forthcoming book, Going Rogue, Sarah Palin says she 's open to a sit down with Hillary Clinton! You say that'll never happen?  They're too far apart on the issues?  I don't know -- they both probably feel like the brakes were put on their political careers by Barack Obama.  They're both [...]

12 10, 2009

If Not Hillary, Then Who?

By | October 12th, 2009|Democrats, Making Our Political Voices Heard, Presidential Campaigns, Women in Politics|7 Comments

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said this weekend that she won't run for President again. Now, I know that even unequivocal statements can always be changed, but if Hillary means what she says, then who is our best hope for another woman to run for President in our lifetimes?  Sure, Sarah Palin is out there [...]

6 11, 2008

Is It a “Gift” for Kids to Grow Up in the White House?

By | November 6th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|11 Comments

In an interview about the possibility of living in the White House with young children, Michelle Obama said she thought it would be a "gift" for her daughters to grow up there, being witness to history and having the chance to meet world leaders.As an adult, it probably is a gift and an amazing experience, [...]

4 11, 2008

Voting Problems in Pennsylvania and Virginia

By | November 4th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|0 Comments

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4 11, 2008

And What Are They Saying in Pennsylvania?

By | November 4th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|0 Comments

A lot of my family lives in the "battleground" state of Pennsylvania. Here's an update from them:

23 10, 2008

Emerging From the Great Electoral Funk of 2008

By | October 23rd, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|1 Comment

I sat indoors in the summer of '74, rejecting the call of the swimming pool for the Watergate hearings. As I eagerly anticipated my first presidential vote, I created my own personal clippings folder on Congressman Morris Udall and Senator Birch Bayh, two of the liberals running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1976.And, yes, [...]

30 04, 2008

Why Are We Arguing??

By | April 30th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|9 Comments

It's as simple as that.Photo by PunditMom

22 04, 2008

Pennsylvania College Students and the Democratic Primary

By | April 22nd, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|1 Comment

One of my nieces attends college in Pennsylvania, where she's studying to be a vet, though she is a talented cartoonist, as well (yes, she is the force behind the PunditMom caricature!)On a whim, I thought I would ask her to poll her friends to get a sense of what the late teen/early 20's set [...]

11 04, 2008

How Green Are THEIR Valleys?

By | April 11th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|6 Comments

Last week, I took a look at my inner eco-gal and discovered that there's much to be done here at Chez PunditMom to make our lives a lot greener and more Earth-friendly.Next week I'll be writing about the official positions of the Presidential candidates about the environment. Taking a look at where the presidential-hopefuls stand [...]

17 03, 2008

You Child's Strengths — One Way to Overcome No Child Left Behind

By | March 17th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|4 Comments

Education isn't getting much play in the 2008 presidential election coverage. I suspect that with all the hoopla around the politics of politics, as well as the state of the economy, the Iraq war and Eliot Spitzer's future career plans, there won't be a lot of campaign coverage about how to create better schools that [...]

9 03, 2008

Can Obama and Clinton Supporters Come Together?

By | March 9th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|6 Comments

It's time for Democratic women to call a truce. And I'm not the only who thinks so.It's hard for our feelings not to be running high about whether Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton is the better candidate to beat John McCain in November. The discussion here at MOMocrats has certainly been no exception.At least we [...]

5 02, 2008

Blogging Super Tuesday — Huckabee "Hearts" West Virginia

By | February 5th, 2008|Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns|8 Comments

I didn't see this one coming -- a big win already declared for Mike Huckabee in the West Virginia caucuses.A result like this says one thing -- Americans are desperate for a change -- ANY change.Some voters want a more progressive administration, and others, like the West Virginia Republicans, want something even more conservative than [...]

30 01, 2008

Political Moms Dish

By | January 30th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|1 Comment

My friend MojoMom has plenty of mojo, but she's pretty political, too.So, in light of Edwards and Giuliani getting out of the race and Super Tuesday almost upon us, she invited me to participate in a "Special Election Edition" of the MojoMom podcast.If you have a few minutes and you're still up for some more [...]

24 01, 2008

Mom-101 Goes All Political!

By | January 24th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|4 Comments

I'm about ready to pass out here in my home office.As we are enduring the kitchen remodeling project from hell (OK, they all are!), today the hardwood floors are getting sanded. I thought up here in my third floor office I would escape the dust and avoid some sort of inhalation-related condition. I was wrong. [...]

17 01, 2008

A Ticket to Canada

By | January 17th, 2008|Presidential Campaigns|4 Comments

I was late to the party when it came to seeing Michael Moore's movie Sicko. But as far as I'm concerned, it's a movie that every American should see before they vote in this presidential election.Regardless of what you think about Michael Moore and his theatrics, one thing is clear -- if you live in [...]

21 12, 2007

And So This Is Christmas

By | December 21st, 2007|Presidential Campaigns|5 Comments

So here we are, just days away from Christmas. And there are so many non-Christmas things to write about ...Hillary's looks on the campaign trail.Why some people think Jennifer Love Hewitt is fat.How a presidential contender can claim, with a straight face, that women must submit to their husband's direction (PLEASE don't tell Mr. PunditMom!!)Yet, [...]

5 12, 2007

The Secret to a Democratic Victory

By | December 5th, 2007|Presidential Campaigns|4 Comments

There are at least a dozen people who should be on the Democratic presidential candidates' must-meet list.I’m not saying that the current field of Democrats don't have some good ideas about how to successfully manage their agendas and their campaigns (as a lifelong registered Democrat, I certainly hope they do). The DNC has said in [...]

30 11, 2007

Politics Immobilized

By | November 30th, 2007|Presidential Campaigns|4 Comments

A lot of politics were percolating in my mind this morning as I was waiting at the doctor's office.The Republicans' agenda of fear. Hillary trying to avoid and manage the press the way the current administration does. How I feel about the Democrats' cancelling their debate because they won't cross a picket line.But after my [...]

20 11, 2007

Punditry and Popularity Do Mix!

By | November 20th, 2007|Presidential Campaigns|5 Comments

When I was in high school, I ALWAYS wanted to be popular. But I ALWAYS fell into that middle nether world of not quite a cheerleader but not in the geek squad, either.It was a comfortable enough place to be -- didn't have the pressure of performing at football games on Friday nights and didn't [...]

27 09, 2007

Presidential Passion

By | September 27th, 2007|Presidential Campaigns|20 Comments

"All the women I know are supporting Hillary."Given the tone of voice that person used when speaking those words to me, they may as well have also been saying, "I thought you were smart. How can you not see the writing on the wall that Hillary will be the Democratic candidate for president?"I suppose that [...]