Yet another week in politics. More primaries, the Republicans attack women’s rights (again) and conservatives lose one of their most powerful voices. The end of February and the beginning of March is the period just before Super Tuesday. On the Republican side of things, the coming multi-state contest will narrow it down to who will emerge with enough momentum (and money) to move forward in a realistic way. On to this week’s happenings.
Romney Wins Arizona and Michigan Primaries
The nominal frontrunner has appeared to regain control of his space in the race. After suffering some defeats to Rick Santorum, he has survived the surge. The social issues conservative from Pennsylvania has suffered, and the question of “electability” seems to be the main concern. As Super Tuesday approaches, it may signify the end of less viable contenders.
Rush Limbaugh Attacks Women’s Rights, Goes on Personal Attack
What an enlightened way to begin March. Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh has inflamed an already testy conversation around the issue of contraception. Limbaugh called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” for advocating for contraception methods to be covered by health insurance. Going completely overboard, the speaker of the house John Boehner condemned the statement. With loudmouths like this, how can the GOP ever hope to extend beyond their base? Maybe losing some endorsements will force him to dial back the rhetoric.
Conservative Blogger Andrew Breitbart Dies
The man behind the false scandal that so negatively impacted Shirley Sherrod debacle has passed. Andrew Breitbart died this Thursday, at the age of 43. The official cause of death is unknown as of yet. The influential blogger was a forced to be reckoned with, despite his disingenuous approach.
What was the story of the week in your opinion?
-Marc W. Polite